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Suddenly it feels like *everyone* is reading Jaron Laniers “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” … 
Yes, I have read it as well and I found it scary and interesting and basically confirming many vague ideas and fears and concerns I have had with social media in the past. As much as I liked scrolling through instagram before it got “curated” , now it feels terribly boring and oddly predictable, I still search for certain people’s posts but then I find myself being irritated at having to read them on a small screen with no interesting links and always the same visual language in every single post … and I miss peoples blogs! So much! I miss reading on a big screen and looking at great photography (unfiltered) and having a glimpse of other peoples lives and thoughts and getting to admire their sense of aesthetics or the lack thereof … I used to love the internet, because I could still discover things … it was multi-dimensional, I could dive into the maze o the net and go fishing for exciting, irritating, fascinating alternative, different, multiple information, ideas, lives … Now, everything looks the same, and it feels like my access to the depth of the internet has been blocked, like a water surface the has suddenly turned into a mirror … impenetrable, only reflecting a somehow distorted vision of myself and what I have already seen …. (to be continued)

 

 


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