Do not Be So Quick to blame the Internet

This post is clearly a personal observation and will offer no advice or tips on social media. If that is the only reason you clicked on the link, I will not be offended in the slightest if you stop reading this you now.

Now for those who live: for whatever reason, I have a bone to pick. Why are we so quick to blame the internet for every half-truths, and hordes of cats offensive posts that we so quick to share across all social media platforms? Are we, as a society, have forgotten how to be independent thinkers and not before so gullible that we believe every post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. Fact:? Internet is the only mechanism used to transmit ideas, pictures and the like on your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone is not a person. He does not have a rational thinking, consciously or even feeling humor.

Fact:The ideas and images we encounter through the Internet transmission is completely understood by humans. Humans have been known to err in judgment and, at times, a lack of common courtesy. Does that make us the worst possible life on this planet? No, it is what makes us human. (By the way, the worst creatures that live in my book would be a spider hiding in the corner of the ceiling waiting to attack: but I digress.) Fact: social media marketers learn tricks of the trade. They know the words and images used what post will be shared and commented on the most. They know their target audience and, on the contrary, they know how to get a rise out of the audience opposed. It is their work and many of them also well.

Fact All of us who use the Internet for one reason or another social media marketer in our own right. We know that our posts are generating the most sharing and comments. In other cases, we refrain from posting anything for fear of being ridiculed. (That reminds me, maybe I should remove the line about spiders before I found the spider pictures posted on my timeline.) Fact: Many of us share something because we agree with its message without first researching the effectiveness. Indeed, that really have time for a lot of research, especially when most of our interaction with the internet through smartphones.

Bandwidth is expensive, and, honestly, who has time to wait for a minute for a page to load when there are things far more interesting to browse our news feed If you made it this far, thank you ‘. I have a request for you, though. Next time someone starts to argue with you and claim that something must be true because they saw it on the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, etc.: please drop them off, take a picture and post it in, where else, the Internet. (Just kidding. Or am I? You read on the Internet.)

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