You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | The Twisted Truth

You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | The Twisted Truth


if you’re doing with an addictive
generation this is up being time bomb
ticking this is no accident indeed it is
by design I mean seriously
it was my mistake I mean I think we can
all feel it to try to make these
products as additive spike in dopamine
we now know that many of the major
social media companies hire individuals
called attention engineers who borrow
principals from Las Vegas casino
gambling among other places to try to
make these products as addictive as
possible that is the desired use case of
these products is that you use it in an
addictive fashion because that maximizes
the profit that can be extracted from
your attention and data it literally is
a point now
where I think we have created tools that
are ripping apart the social fabric of
how society works that is truly where we
are the way the technologists Garan
lunaire puts it is that these companies
offer you shiny treats in exchange for
minutes of your attention and bytes of
your personal data which can then be
packaged up and sold what happened is
that the attention economy in this race
for attention got more and more
competitive and the more competitive it
got to get people’s attention on its a
news website the more they need to add
these design principles is more
manipulative design tactics as ways of
holding on to your attention you don’t
realize it but you are being programmed
social media tools are designed to be
addictive the actual design desired use
case of these tools is that you fragment
your attention as much as possible
throughout your waking hours that’s how
these tools are designed to use well we
have a growing amount of research which
tells us that if you spend large
portions of your day in a state of
fragmented attention so large portions
of your day we are constantly breaking
up your attention to take a quick glance
to just check them just quickly look at
Instagram that this can permanently
reduce your capacity for concentration I
am especially worried about this when we
look at the younger generation coming up
which is the most saturated this
technology it’s very addictive because
if you pull on the slot machine arm
enough you will win
and you never know which fool will
reward you
that’s an addictive behavior and it’s
dopamine that is driving that addiction
so what happens with social media is
Robert Sapolsky – the foundational
research on this Stanford calls it the
magic of maybe when you look at your
phone and maybe there’s a text there and
maybe there’s not and you don’t know
when it shows up that high you get
that’s dopamine it’s the magic maybe
maybe it’ll be there maybe it won’t when
it shows up
maybe they 400 cents spike in dopamine
that is roughly the same amount of
dopamine as you’re getting from cocaine
slightly less than an extremely
addictive drug like cocaine and that’s
what’s happening we really care what
other people think of us so for example
you know when you upload a new photo a
new profile photo of yourself on
Facebook that’s a moment where our mind
is very vulnerable to knowing what other
people think of my new profile photo and
so when we get new likes on our profile
photo Facebook knowing this could
actually message me and say oh you have
new likes on your profile photo and we
it knows that we’ll be vulnerable to
that moment because we all really care
about when we’re tagged in a photo or
when we have a new profile photo and the
thing is that they control the dial the
technology companies control the dial
for when and how long your profile photo
shows up on other people’s newsfeeds so
they can orchestrate it so that other
people more often end up liking your
profile photo over a delayed period of
time for example so that you end up
having to more frequently come back and
see what the new likes are and it’s
literally rewiring our brain even social
media the challenges you know with these
terms like Facebook depression and
everything because it’s that
this is social media depression because
where’s everyone’s looking at their feed
and they’re comparing their lives to
other people that they’re highlights of
other people’s lives and there’s
actually less satisfaction or sadness
depression and stuff like that and it’s
interesting because if you think about
things like things that you know
routinely produced a lot of dopamine
alcohol for example there’s a drinking
age right we have a drinking it the
alcohol releases a whole lot of dopamine
it makes you feel really really good we
say okay you can have that but you’ve
gotta wait you’ve got to be 21 years old
we don’t do that with social media were
you know essentially putting highly
addictive drugs into the hands of kids
before they have any natural defenses
against them and what you’re seeing with
Internet addiction with social media
it’s the same thing over and over to
people trying to change their state of
consciousness with a device trying to
get at the underlying neural chemical
chemistry and it’s very very addictive
so I would say the problem with the
gadgets and I mean they’re amazing
things is that they interfere with they
approximately interfere with medium to
long term goals I would say and so I
think the first thing you have to do to
bring them under control is figure out
what it is that their use is interfering
with it has to be something important so
you think well I want to do something
important what is that it could be
personal maybe you want to have a
relationship gonna get married you want
to have kids you want to have a career
that’s meaningful you know you wanna
have a life you want to have an
Abrahamic adventure and be the father of
Nations let’s say we can’t be ratting
away on your cell phone and doing that
and so I think I think part of it is to
set your sights high and make a plan and
figure out who you could be and see if
obsessive utilization of smartphone fits
into that vision of nobility and it will
partly because they’re they’re
unbelievably powerful communication
devices but so so often it’s
it’s for lack of something better to do
and it also interferes you know and
imagine like when you take that to the
extreme where you know bad actors can
now manipulate large swathes of people
to do anything you want it’s just a it’s
a really really bad state of affairs and
we compound the problem right we curate
our lives around this perceived sense of
perfection because we get rewarded in
these short-term signals hearts likes
thumbs up and we conflate that with
value and we conflated with truth and
instead what it really is is fake
brittle popularity that’s short-term and
that leaves you even more and admit it
vacant and empty before you did it
because then it forces you into this
vicious cycle where you’re like what’s
the next thing I need to do now because
I need it back think about that
compounded by two billion people and
then think about how people react then
to the perceptions of others it’s just a
it’s really bad so we know from the
research literature that the more you
use social media the more likely you are
to feel lonely or isolated we know that
the constant exposure to your friends
carefully curated positive portrayals of
their life and leave you to feel
inadequate and can increase rates of
depression
and something I think we’re gonna be
hearing more about in the near future I
said there’s a fundamental mismatch
between the way our brains are wired and
this behavior of exposing yourself to
stimuli with intermittent rewards
throughout all of your waking hours so
it’s one thing to spend a couple hours
at the slot machine in Las Vegas but if
you bring the slot machine with you and
you pull that handle all day long from
when you wake up that when you go to bed
we’re not wired from it it’s short
circuits to brain we’re starting to find
that it has actual cognitive
consequences one of them being the sort
of pervasive background hum of anxiety
here’s the thing the world we live in
isn’t real social media isn’t real and
by design social media rewards us for
showing our best life the edited posed
champagne Michelin star holiday
orchestrated best angle of our life the
highlight reel but you don’t ever see
real life the 99% of our lives the
behind the scenes that unglamorous
unfiltered day-to-day bland normality
and you end up comparing your
behind-the-scenes to other people’s fake
highlight reel and using others as a
mirror
benchmark for how you should look how
successful you should be or how you
should live these fake comparisons will
only serve to make you feel inadequate
and inferior to something that isn’t
even real research continually shows
that comparing your life to someone
else’s creates envy low self confidence
low self-esteem and depression you
compare yourself to other people every
single day consciously or subconsciously
and no matter what I say you’re not
going to stop because comparing one
thing to another is a natural human
thing to do whether we want to admit it
or not a big reason why anything has
value is because there’s something worse
all better to compare it to think about
it an old brick of a mobile phone with a
big aerial is only considered amazing in
a world before the smartphone
the horse and carriage is only
considered a phenomenal mode of
transport until the car comes along the
answer isn’t to stop making comparisons
because unfortunately we can’t control
that but you have to change the object
of your comparison from someone else to
yourself you have to measure yourself
against yourself and by doing this you
start a base point where you consider
yourself to be perfectly fine exactly
how you are but it also is the most
effective motivating and healthy way to
work to improve yourself you’ll become
you’ll happy yourself when you stop
putting pressure on yourself to be more
like someone else and when you start
comparing real to real we are in a
really bad state of affairs right now in
my opinion it is it is eroding the core
foundations of how people behave by and
between each other and I don’t have a
good solution you know my solution is I
just don’t use these tools anymore I
have it for years it’s created huge
tension with my friends huge tensions in
my social circles if you look at like
you know my facebook fee if I probably
haven’t I posted maybe two times in
seven years three times five times thing
just it’s less than 10
and it’s weird I guess I kind of just
innately didn’t want to get programmed
and so I just turned tuned it out but I
didn’t confront it and now to see what’s
happening it’s really it really it
really bums me up back in the 1970s in
the early 80s at Xerox PARC when Steve
Jobs first went over and saw the
graphical user interface the way people
talked about influence the world was a
bicycle for our minds that here we are
you take a human being and they have a
certain set of capacities and
capabilities and then you give them a
bicycle and they can go to all these new
distances they’re empowered to go to
these brand new places and to do these
new things to have these new capacities
and that’s always been the philosophy of
people who make technologies how do we
create bicycles for our minds to do and
empower us to feel and access more now
when the first iPhone was introduced it
was also the philosophy of these
technologies how do we empower people to
do something more and what and in those
days it wasn’t manipulative because
there is no competition for attention
Photoshop wasn’t trying to maximize how
much attention it took from you it
didn’t measure a success that way and
the internet overall had been in the
very beginning not designed to maximize
attention it was just to putting things
out there putting things out there
creating these message boards it wasn’t
designed with this whole persuasive
psychology that our burns later if you
feed the beast that beast will destroy
you if you push back on it we have a
chance to control it rein it in and it
is a point in time where people need to
hard break from some of these tools and
the things that you rely on the short
term dopamine driven feedback loops that
we have created are destroying how
society works no civil discourse no
cooperation misinformation miss truth
and it’s not an American problem this is
not about Russian ads this is a global
problem
mr. Zuckerberg would you be comfortable
sharing with us the name of the hotel
you stayed in last night

100 thoughts on “You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | The Twisted Truth”

  1. I might not have a Facebook BUT I’m addicted to you tube so… if they keep booting off the people I enjoy it will be easier to not watch this …. so keep censoring YouTube you’ll be doing me favor

  2. Facebook is a concoction of the CIA who uses it to spy on people, collecting data for future nefarious uses and invasion of privacy #targetedindividual

  3. I’m glad I’m not a puppet and that YouTube is one of the only things I use because I upload my vids and there’s a lot of old stuff on here.

  4. To those who say I think the 2000s generation are doomed, you should think about this a different way. Historically, societal collapse precedes enlightenment. The pendulum will begin to swing the other way very soon. And the youth of today will have exactly what is needed to rebuild society. Having experienced first hand the consequences for the mistakes we’re making now, they will choose a better path forward for humanity.

    If not…..then we are all doomed.
    Full stop.

  5. I'm a 66 year old grandma. I don't trust anyone but Jesus. I threw away my TV years ago. I rarely use social media. The world scares the daylights out of me. That's how I know I'm awake.

  6. Mark Zuckerberg or whatever his hybrid alien name is? Hes a illuminati puppet who didn't really create Fockbook! Facebook is pure brainwashing and it's so sad!

  7. When I went to college all the freshmen were photographed and a few weeks later we were given a picture book with all the freshman’s pictures and a sentence or two about them. The sophomores had a similar book, and the juniors, and the seniors. We called these books “Facebook”. We also called them the “Zoobook,” because we liked to think those animals were in a zoo. I’m sure there was such a book at whatever college Zuckerburg attended, and all he wanted to do was computerize that book. For doing that he becomes a multi-multi-billionaire.

  8. THE INTERNET MADE THE OCEAN TOO SMALL FOR THE BIG FISHES! Socializing Is Addicted By Nature! Its Normal Human Behaivour! 😎

  9. All by design. Ya will become A.I's eventually. Its all an illusion that feels real but its not. Good luck with ya gadgets. Time to wake up.

  10. Yeah well eventually we'll all be able to abandon our bodies and live on the internet anyway…. So dont you newbs come crying to me when you cant figure your way through the interwebz.

  11. I think Big Brother creates personality profiles based on an individuals social media use. I honestly believe that's the main purpose. What we watch and comment on YouTube is also used.

  12. Think about all your children’s photos on FB that never go away. They have facial recognition for the rest of their lives. Now think about the privacy breaches and hacking!

  13. Jagz ka natural rang bhi aise hi hoga pka.. is se bhi jyada khrab.haha. Mujhe cues diye gye the usko dekhne se pehle tbhi uska complexion vaise hua. Tum log insect lgte ho blki.

  14. YouTube is also addictive.
    There's soo many videos and sometimes you want to watch as much as you can.
    Why? Because it's free and you rationalize watching it telling yourself that this is necessery or this will give you knowledge.
    This is my opinion.

  15. Suckaberg is the Anti – Christ, I said this about 5 + years ago.
    about 10 years ago I joined FB, with in a Day I had 45 freinds ? after seeing all the BS I disliked everyone, and signed off. If I want to talk to people I call them!
    I would also take people sailling on my Yacht , and had to ban FB use on the the boat. tooo much
    gossip !

  16. I’ve got my life back- I’ve deleted all my social media..it has been 4 years now clean.

  17. Mark Zuckerberg is a Jewish and he sells everyone information with israel and make billions dollars extra .

  18. I deactivated my Facebook over a year ago and just reactivated it to keep up with my son’s touring band. My first scroll gave me a very nauseous feeling. I’m speechless for the millions that can’t walk away from it.

  19. i just got my phone a year ago and im a teen and ive been begging for social media but my parents r like nah. better not show them this 😂😂

  20. It’s so hard to stop though, I really don’t know why, whenever I delete it I always find myself redownloading it at night once again. I want to stop so bad omg

  21. I de and re activate more than anything. When I deactivate, everyone else on it. I laugh. I am more happy. Less drama. Reactivate and I am constantly in my groups blabbing. I wish it never came to be.

  22. When you have FB but never use your profile picture, only have 2 (real life) friends on it and the rest is for anime and weeb stuff with strangers worldwide xD

  23. My son has asked when he can have a phone, I said when he has a job or if he can’t work and needs to stay in contact with me, but he won’t be getting a smartphone. That’s interesting, I never expect likes with what I post lol.

  24. I got premeditatedly preyed on through a friend request on fb by rapist Fb predator monster narcissist sociopath psychopath junkie thief criminal parasite women hater misogynist sexual gratification prostitute David van gucht from Aalst Belgium 🇧🇪 he raped me by deceit fraud and coercion from my virginity ! I get blocked for speaking up then fb surely sees what those rapists predators monsters phaedophiles terrorists narcissists sociopaths psychopaths are doing and they do nothing against the child molesters child and women trafficking pimps !!!!! 😡😡😡😡😡 when the police investigation against my rapist FB predator is done and trial court case I will permanently remove my account at the moment I don’t use it anymore!!!!

  25. Fb breeds narcissists sociopaths psychopaths fb and rapist FB predator monster David van gucht from Aalst Belgium 🇧🇪 ruined my life 😢😢😢😢

  26. Thank you. We as Christian's must pray for mercy on those who wish us wrong. Getting even won't change a thing. It's like war, even after the fighting the scars are deep. Forgive, because we can and will be forgiven if we do.

  27. Just show them there's more interesting things to do than to WATCH WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO let's plays, live stream shit who tf cares

  28. That's what television has been doing ever since its been sold to the citizen. Stealing your attention and redirecting your thoughts towards consumerism; now, "downsizing" is the buzz word and everyone has too much stuff and people are becoming disorientated because you still have to have equipment to vegetate in and on and around you, so jumping off a cliff seems to be the best option.

  29. I envy the people who live far away from technology and are just happy waking up and go farming and doing hard work and come back to milk the cow and sit with their loved ones around a fire not having a clue about social media or what the standards are…somehow thats freedom to me.

  30. I remember I went to get my phone it was 8:00 am and I quickly went straight to Instagram. When I looked at the time it was 9:00 am I felt like I was on Instagram for just 10 minutes, not 1 hour. It showed me that the more time you spend on your phone the more of life is taken away from you. Let me say another thing apps such as Facebook, Instagram, twitter whatever you use it is all programmed to make you feel lazy, have anxiety, live in fear, make you feel like your not "beautiful" and that you "have to live up to society's expectations", see how many likes you get in 2 minutes then 2 hours and then 2 days and if you don't have enough you delete the post, I can keep on going on and on. A goal is to just spend 2 weeks away from your phone go out to the park, spend time with family enjoy life NOW and not through a dam phone screen.

  31. God this stuff is so fake that it's depressing. Just put ur phone down. I'm going to do something productive. Come with?

  32. Large portions of your day are filled with fragmented attention..??? Sound like friggen public schooling to me. Read weapons of mass instruction by John Gatto. It goes WAY back to the assembly line and Henry Ford who was an opportunist that brought us Fordism and the assembly line. Performing the same task over and over again for 8-12 hours a day. In fact, one needs to look into the labour movement and the impact of what the assembly line had on society. This mass control goes back a lot further than social media. What social media did was put the nail in the coffin if you ask me…just my $0.02

  33. I added more social media’s and I feel happy and amazing I have lots of friends and have got the love of my life sitting next to me I have actually made more friends with social media that have the same interests as me they call it SOCIAL media for a reason and he gust said the high you get from a like is slightly weaker then coke you believe this guy that’s stupid have you ever gotten a like did you feel like you sniffed a line of coke also you wanna stop kids from useing phones phones are important for safety if you get hurt or need to call someone also we don’t give kids drinks because it can kill them or destroy there liver social media doesn’t do that I hope you aren’t looking to ban social media for kids you old people are so terrified of change it’s actually funny a lot of you sound like a paranoid skits o franc gaming has actually been proven to fasten reaction time and speed up the brain also these guys keep saying scientific facts when they don’t show eny proof

  34. Hopefully people learn social media is bad and a waste of time, hopefully by the time my kids grow up all that is faded and dead, but the way it seems to brainwashed people's minds I don't see it ending anytime soon..

  35. I did an experiment where I went ghost from all social media and just socialized in real life and read books, meditated, worked out, cut the grass, stare at the flowers and green nature, practices shadow boxing. Things went up. My energy changed, I felt free, i was happier.

    Then I purposely went back on and it was an immediate shift.
    Seeing people post irrelevant shit on media, starting fights, sharing open videos, literally nothing uplifting felt like to drained me. I felt imprisoned.

    Now If I go on Facebook it's for business purposes. Every friend I habe in is automatically is followed.
    I follow pages that elevate my confidence, boost my self esteem, etc.

  36. Social Media taught me how to speak English fluently, and more stuff. But, I don't know if I should give it up; Social Media literally helped me through school because I learn new stuff almost everyday by watching YouTube vids.

  37. PLEASE WATCH A DOCUMENTARY CALLED THE GREAT HACK, it’s on Netflix and totally blew me away and I’ve been researching conspiracy’s for 10 years. A British company called Cambridge Analitica GOT TRUMP INTO THE WHITE HOUSE by weaponising FACEBOOK and changing the undecideds view by using the slogan LOCK HER UP and everyone hates Hillary so that was enough to get TRUMP the 70,000 votes he needed if you watch it please share FAR AND WIDE AS THE SAME COMPANY IS BEHIND BREXIT SCOOBS UK.

  38. I loved when Zuckerberg was asked if he felt comfortable to share with the media what hotel he stayed at the night before and he answered NO!

  39. I recently read a few articles on how people searching for jobs/careers could be negatively viewed because they do not have social media accounts. The article claims that the employers believe a person has something to hide by not participating on social media when infact that person holds more self discipline by not taking part in it. Where do I live and how did this happen? We live in a very scary world.

  40. I agree with this..and we are or guilty of it or have been at some point…mobile phones were not even invented when I was a teenager 🤣 you just had your mates that was it..we have all been sucked in by social media it though it's the norm, I don't use FB or Instagram no more and refuse to set up new accounts it's all bullsh*t tbh..( all I do is rant on there haha) but I don't upload on YouTube I think maybe once or twice I did few pics but I cannot be assed to be honest ..I comment that's it though YouTube can also be just as addictive I say but Def get more from you tube than you do from insta or FB…only good thing about FB is being able to keep in touch with mates etc but you can do this by phone.. security is sh*t on social media simple as ,one thing I Def learned

  41. The irony of ‘the dangerous truth of social media’ in a video on YouTube, a social media platform lol

  42. I leave my phone in my truck at work!! Because it’s true!! You will loose focus on everything else!!! Crazy please pay attention to what he says!!!!!!!!!! It’s Crazy But true

  43. The problem is not just social media for the general public. It's the MTYH that businesses need social to grow and be successful. The fact is that social media is a waste of time FULLSTOP. Stop sharing, stop liking, stop advertising, stop reading, and create something of value using a website and YouTube.

  44. Living a Social media life destroys the foundation in any relationship. Living the Real life builds it.
    #LiveOffTheGrid

  45. i used to update my fb account on a daily basis.. until i have so much activities in my job, my daughter's vacation and my relatives subsequent family reunions that i just don't know which picture to post.. i felt the fatigue sinks in thus i made a 60 days challenge on having a break from fb.. guess what, im not affected about what's happening to other people's lives and i was able to focus more on myself.. i need not update fb on a daily basis just to show everyone how im doing.. im happier & at peace now.. plus im more productive..😊

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