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New media? I’m not sure what that is?
Most media platforms I know of have been around for at least fifteen years. But saying that fifteen years ago is only yesterday to me. :)
For certain they have got worse - by far. All of them.
They are fast yeah - but that means they can manipulate you faster too. I’ve been online since the beginning. Before search engines or dot web addresses. I’ve seen it change into two parts. The usefUK stuff and the rubbish stuff. All the above
They all use Surveillance Capitolism model that harvests data and narrows down your world view and is being used to cause genocide in Bangladesh for example. It is also designed to reshape your memory and indeed it does. I know this becasue I can see people build false memory and even it erases older memory and changes it.
The platforms never used to be that way. Mark Evil Zuckerberg is the Devil incarnated.
Normal forums like this one have been going for a lot longer than the SC models like FB & Insta and forums represent to good side of the internet. Forums have been going for around 25 years. That was when the www was really useful and wasn’t used to evil stuff like it is today.
The WWW is spilt into two - useful and downright evil
like Tabloids compared to Broadsheets.
One more thing..... The ‘New’ media was actually invented by ASD folk. As was anything that has changed the world over history of humanity. Indeed - the world stands on autistic shoulders. The NTs are tooooooo social to actually get anything useful done. They’d be swinging in the trees still or living in caves if it wasn’t for the ASD gene
This BBC documentary shows what has happened in the last 10 years or so to the internet. If you use Facebook it’s probably not a good idea to watch it as it explains how Facebook is manipulating people to be killed, massacred. It’s VERY disturbing
I like this ‘autistic supremacy’ idea :-)
like we actually focus on the task and complete it to a high standard rather than bothering to talk to everyone
on a serious note though. Forums like this do bring people of similar brain wiring together and allow them to swap experiences, this forum has been an absolute godsend to me since I was diagnosed. Also, while I know @Wavey doesn’t like social media per se. I have started up my own local group for women on the spectrum and I only found this possible by utilising Facebook. So social media has allowed me to create a resource and bring people together for therapeutic benefit.
Yes which is great...
From my perspective though - we did have groups, away from FB. I ran a forum which was active and other forums that were once very active say, ten years ago. It was awesome. Problem is - Facebook has slowly swallowed them all up. So most are no longer available, UKPaddlesports has gone, SUPUK has gone, the list goes on. All the members now solely use fb instead. It’s like what Tesco have done to small independent shops. So now friends can’t even be bothered to look at other sites if they aren’t somehow connected to Facebook. Facebook actually owns the UK and USA. You could say that fb owns the whole western culture. And now it’s eating away at eastern culture too. In Bangladesh they’re actually slaughtering people solely based on fb false posts. The Bandkedesh folk don’t even know about the rest of the WWW & the believe that the internet IS Facebook. A false ‘maya’ made by Mark Z
I didn’t know autistic supremcey was that. I thought it was something else.
I do know that I had a deeper understanding of how things work than my teachers at school. While they were trying to figure out basic astronomy - I was figuring out cosmology. They were adults, I was 9.... They still don’t know. Lol
only an autistic can truly understand the universe or better termed, multiverse. M Theory, Supersymmtry etc etc
Hello Bjorn (sorry no strange characters in the UK language - except eccentrics like me lol)
I am as yet not diagnosed (awaiting NHS) but many experienced with Neuro Diverse people say of course I am Autistic (albeit probably more on the Asperger's side).
I remember ye olde internet from the 90's within University and can see how the foundations were good, useful and helpful - maybe the Innovators/Pioneers had Autism/Aspergers that created the mindset.
Following through Friends ReUnited, Bebo, My Space, Facebook, etc then IMHO the Neuro Typicals (chasing power/money) worked out how to commercialise it. Thus now everything is about Marketing (You are the product, tracking wherever you go, making money for them).
I dropped off Facebook over three years ago as I found it so Narcissistic and mentally damaging (everyone wants the spotlight, bigging themselves up, bragging, etc) and If you do not conform then you are made to feel a lesser person or ignored/ostracised. Thus Bullying also moved from in School, possible outside on the street into the house becoming 24/7/365 with trolls becoming so uncaring/damaging to people that cannot deal with it.
This week things were discussed and everyone agreed with me that you enter a keyword and because of the Google/YouTube/Facebook algorithms then the prominent (sponsored) results can only create more damage/hurt/upset than help - Looking for normal shopping, engineering, computer, etc information then that same algorithm works OK.