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Hi Wavey! Thank you very much for your answer, which is interesting and thoughtful!
Sorry that I didn't elaborate on what I define as "new" media. But you're right that I thought of the boom of internet-related media for the last two decades.
Personally I agree with the evolution of social media like Facebook. It's becoming more and more capitalized and marketized.
From your perspective the evolvement of that sort of social media is just bad? Has it come with any benefits at all? Community-bildning or things like that? Or are forums like this still the best way to meet like-minded people?
If we're talking about people on the spectrum and other forms of platforms, like YouTube? Do you think that might be a good platform for some people who in the past didn't have the oppurtunity to speak for themselves?
I genuinely thank you for your time! Hope you'll have a nice weekend!
Björn, the swedish bear
This is actually an interesting thought. Through the years of working with teenagers on the spectrum, I've been attending a lot of presentations with a swedish psychologist called Bo Hejlskov. He proposes that one possible step in the human evolution might be that people with neuropsychiatric variances "force" out the neurotypical genepool, since humanity needs solutions to major problems, which means a need for people to be totally focused on the problem at hand - something I've personally seen in many of the teenagers I work with. Focus, interest and creativity.
Interesting contribution to the discussion!
Thanks Bjorn, I find learning/reading in bite sized chunks easier, especially when any stress/anxiety felt. I learn by doing rather than reading so Forums/Wikipedia with the bite sized chunks easier. The shame I find is that NT's do a lot and never involve the users as stakeholders in the design/layout which means there is so much that is overwhelming to me/us.
I would be really surprised if the NAS isn't selling access to this forum to mined and sifted for data to be sold.
If you think about every post you make, you leak a small amount of personal experience/data as you answer the topics and an algorithm can sew all that info together to build a picture of you. The longer and more active you are on the forum, the more accurate that picture will be.
Always remember - if it's provided for free then YOU are the product.
The WWW has been taken over by the big money people.
Came in on the first wave of 'new media'. Had the internet 20 years ago. In that time, I've had accounts on MySpace, Facebook (2), Instagram and Twitter and been very active on all of them. I don't use a single one now. I wouldn't on principle, even if they were useful to me in some way. Which they'd long since ceased to be when I gave them up. I no longer even use a smart phone.
Only come here now.
Never Google your name! Paranoia runs deeps...
Yes - also I’m a natural disaster, or catastrophe.
NTs will run around screaming and die - even kill each other to survive (yuk)
In life or death situations for me time slows down and my mind suddenly becomes more efficient than ever. That’s why I can pass tests with ease. I’ve been there many times with my water sports - pushing boundaries to the limits, world firsts. I swim in places that would simply kill a normal person. I surf over jagged reefs with sharp metal spikes sticking up in places where you have to climb cliffs to get to them and a simple injury would be fatal. All the NTs surf in crowds on beach breaks.
All the NTs surf in crowds on beach breaks.
If you google my name - my pics come up controlled by me and no one else. I put them there to make money. Of course - it’s not even me, it’s the Masked me.
Same with me and my memes!
Oh yeah - the whole world wants to surf, so they call it net surfing.
I only used the net for surf forecasts from 96 - 2005. 2005 I started making surf films so joined YouTube