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The Demise of Social Media

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:02 am Tue 11th June 2019

I wrote a previous post on The Death of Feminism.

Perhaps that is not so visible because we still have some aspiring female politicians who wouldn’t deny themselves the opportunity they worked for. A bunch of state workers in their last ten years before retirement. A few political hopeful who see a career of indulgence with minimal work. While behind them is a disinterested directionless army of younger people who have something else to do, or really don’t give a continental.

There is no great army of persuasion at the top of the bell curve. That sharp leading edge is a knife edge, and not an instant death, but perhaps a slow and painful ideological death for those who kept the faith. We see it being played out in dramatic style on social media and that’s probably in the absence of the greater majority of the population. (The greater majority; I use the term cautiously but with some confidence)

Whether that position on Feminism is correct or not, it is linked directly to social media.

When we talk about social media it doesn’t extend much past the main platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or something any person might be using. However, the timeline for social media started in the late 1990s with blogs and antique platforms back in the days of dial up.

There’s two cutting edges in social media;

First is the rapidly advancing technology which is now as capable as television.
Second there is the natural political inclination to own anything that is not already within political control or influence.

Within the 5th Estate, which I discussed in a previous post, A New Anger we see something else. The transition from yellow journalism in the media to fake news within social media.

And around this an unhealthy combination of addiction, participation, and manipulation.

When I say the demise of social media, I don’t expect it to have a slow undignified failure like Feminism. Like radio and television it will come to the end of its spectrum of technologies and possibilities. Then I think something a little unexpected might happen, and already is happening.

These old platforms, like basic good old WordPress and other blogs and written platforms will become the ground of common sense, reason and group activity.

So, when that run away train finally runs off the cliff ( Back to the Future style ) how prepared are we going to be?

Is that where it will head?

There’s my bold prediction. What are your thoughts?


  1. I admit to wanting that massive solar flare that takes modern communication out, quite recently Face Book was down for 10hrs?, I think,,some people where unable to comes to grips with their lives without it, that blew me away, wer’e talking all sorts of peoples.

    People have really come to rely, like an addiction, on their FB’s and Twitters, I would like to think of it’s demise but I just can not see it.

    When websites became available to business everyone thought they better get one pronto,, many found it did not serve to get them more business, and it could be a bit sore on some with reviews and comments…but technology has become so much more to us all and the pro’s and con’s are many.

    I had some you tube music playing the other day, when finished an ad come on and then into what I thought was a trailor for a sci fi movie, a bit partial to this I came and watched and thought , wow, what is this, I hope it’s a new sci fi but began to suspect it was an ad for on line gaming,,indeed it was, EVE,, but shockingly good, music, graphics, voice overs of three pilots were also subtitled and it really drew me in..I showed it later to my Son, he told me that was the kind of thing our 8 year old grandson had been watching…. this to me is a worry, for this little boy, my grandson is already pretty anti-social, I am concerned that they are creating a new dictatorship, unseen, unknown.
    At the same time I read about the universal wage and how society will all be paid this regardless of who they are, including what was known as the pension.

    Comment by mama — Wed 12th June 2019 @ 1:43 pm

  2. There has to be some pushback to digital subscriptions and control of regional news.

    Not everyone wants to be part of a secret Facebook group for a non-specific purpose.

    What’s important to people is news, so it’s not unreasonable to see email groups turning into online groups.

    Which technology suits that?

    Comment by Boonie — Wed 12th June 2019 @ 3:33 pm

  3. #2,,Boonie,,, you said that what’s important is news,,, I wish,,, my children’s generation does not really care about current affairs as such,,, and when finding out about current issues it has been shown to me that the’news’ they learn of on FB, for instance, is not factual, yet believed hook , line and sinker.

    Comment by mama — Wed 12th June 2019 @ 3:49 pm

  4. The alternatives have to be there.

    Usually competition provides that in the commercial world.

    In the social world it’s probably more individual sacrifice.

    Or collective sacrifice – what we called charity before it was commercialized.

    You can see it stirring in the background and to be fair the media hasn’t ignored that, to our surprise.

    Comment by Boonie — Wed 12th June 2019 @ 4:02 pm

  5. Perhaps that is not so visible because we still have some aspiring female politicians who wouldn’t deny themselves the opportunity they worked for.

    Amy Adams pulls the pin?

    Comment by Boonie — Tue 25th June 2019 @ 12:13 pm

  6. Dirty fucking bitch.

    She shit on me without batting an eyelid.

    Sooner this level of crap fucks off out of parliament, the better.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 25th June 2019 @ 1:00 pm

  7. “Sooner this level of crap fucks off out of parliament, the better.”
    The shit or the person covered with it 🙂 ?

    Comment by JustCurious — Tue 25th June 2019 @ 4:18 pm

  8. The human race is in danger.
    The media giants have conspired in corrupt ways.

    In 2016 Trump used social media unchecked.
    And the efforts of mainstream media failed.
    One only needs to go back to just before that election.
    To see how evil the effort was.
    A false dossier presented as truth.
    A diversion manufactured for Clinton.
    From her illegal email destruction.
    The allegations were absurd.
    And blatantly false.
    Yet published by the media.
    As truth, when they knew it was lies.

    In this election no way was it happening again.
    A conspiracy in social media unfolded.
    A conspiracy in mainstream media.
    And a political conspiracy.
    How was it that endless identical talking points occurred.
    On many platforms, at the same time.
    And none of them were true.
    Russia, Russia, and Russia.
    He was then impeached.
    Yet Biden actually did it, on video.

    I watched as Trump was accused of racism.
    Yet he condemned racism, repeatedly.
    I watched as Trump was accused of racism.
    Yet he outlawed the KKK.
    I watched as Trump was accused of racism.
    Yet he changed police rules to try to stop it.
    I watched as Trump was accused of racism.
    Yet he supported prison reform.
    Obama, Biden, Bush, Clinton, did nothing.

    I watched as Trump closed the border.
    The media showing films of children in cages.
    Blaming it on Trump, when it was Obama.
    And they were silent when it happened then.
    I see children without parents.
    Blaming it on Trump.
    Would the parents not ask for the children.
    Where are they, these loving parents.
    Can the media tell me why they are not begging for them?

    I watched as Biden was accused by Harris of racism.
    And it was true.
    I watched as Kavanaugh was accused, supported by Harris.
    A blatantly false accusation.
    Yet Biden was accused, with far more credibility.
    Yet magically Harris did not believe.
    One story was endlessly supported by media.
    One story was never mentioned by media.
    The Capital was attacked, breached by protestors.
    Supported by Harris, and the media.
    The hypocrisy astonishing.
    Considering recent events.

    Then social media began to cancel voices.
    Sometimes justly.
    As the insanity of the left.
    Became the insanity of the right.
    A hypocrisy was enacted.
    Trump must now prove his comments.
    Yet the left needed to prove nothing.
    Giant sums of money changed hands.
    Social media funded politicians.
    The puppets now have strings.

    They silenced a story about Biden.
    About corruption with China.
    Yet the story was true.
    What a surprise.
    The best Biden could manage was Russia collusion.
    Laughable bullshit.
    And social media canceled the truth.
    To protect there puppet, who will prevent law changes.
    Bidens owners will crush talks of accountability and standards.
    Social media now collude to be a monopoly.
    And have destroyed the competition.

    Stupid humans.
    When they lied about the dossier.
    You allowed the false witness.
    And did not bring it to account.
    When they lied about Russia collusion.
    You allowed the false witness.
    And did not bring it to account.
    When they lied about Kavanaugh.
    You allowed the false witness.
    And did not bring it to account.
    When Biden lied about Ukraine.
    The false accuser was allowed.
    And Trump impeached, for asking for the Truth.

    And now the false judge pulls the strings.
    It removes the voice of selected citizens.
    Yet hatred of the right is free.
    To speak its hatred and lies.
    A minister blatantly spoke hatred of a race of people.
    In a church ffs. (false analogy on other issues to)
    Yet was voted in.
    Did the media silence the racism.
    Did the media silence the lies.
    No, the conspiracy has won.

    Stupid humans.
    You now do not see.
    You now do not hear.
    You are the puppet.

    You must fight for Truth.
    You must fight for the Justice that Truth creates.
    Your freedom written in law is rapidly turning to dust.
    Now guns line the house of free speech.
    A result of manufactured hate, creating hate.
    Even peaceful protestors shall be persecuted.
    With the help of social media.

    Trump had flaws.
    Exaggerating for example.
    Even policy I totally disagree with.
    But most importantly.

    Nancy said she prayed for Trump.
    Oh please. Her next breath was hate.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Mon 18th January 2021 @ 9:34 pm

  9. Damn, my daughter just ate my popcorn.
    I will need to go get some.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Mon 18th January 2021 @ 9:48 pm


    So a women says give me money or I tell your wife. (His wife, not electorate)
    That is called bribery.
    She is the criminal.
    And so was her lawyer, obviously.
    It was a crime against him.

    Trumps lawyer was raided.
    How was that legal?
    The Presidents lawyer was raided.
    Does anybody see how evil that is.
    As part of a corrupt investigation.
    And testified against his client.
    Goodby the principals that protect justice.

    Oh Ukraine again, just wow.

    Some of the other things are interesting.

    “Carroll wrote in 2019 that Trump raped her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store”
    Wow, just wow.
    The columnist, IE media personality might not like him.
    But a super famous man, in a department store.
    With lots of staff, cameras all watching him.
    Even his security guards.
    Clearly miracles can occur.
    Was she willing to go to the police?
    And make a statement, liable to prosecution if she lied?
    So including Kavanaugh, with the crazy extra complaints.
    This person printed that accusation.

    The financial stuff.
    Ever heard of the Clinton foundation.
    Go fishing there.
    Name any company that doesn’t avoid tax.
    His company is endlessly audited.
    By the IRS.
    Have not seen them prosecute.

    Did Biden’s son pay for his plane trip to China.
    On Air Force Two.
    It was a business trip.
    Involving over a billion dollars.
    Hardly a hotel bill, I’m guessing.

    Campaign finance?
    Didn’t I just discuss that.
    “dented his presidential run.”

    Comment by DJ Ward — Mon 18th January 2021 @ 11:28 pm

  11. Anyway, it is done.
    The US has its new President.
    I wish him, and her well.

    Many things await him.
    And the challenges great.
    I hope he has wise counsel.

    Curse those who are false.
    Curse those who persecute.
    Curse those who cannot forgive.

    Today is a new day, separated from the past.
    And tomorrow will never go away.
    Blessed be those with good intent.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Thu 21st January 2021 @ 6:56 am

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