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All of the above have their place, space and time. The way that social media is used, be it negative or positive, true or fake, leaves me baffled. Who decides, what and who has the power? The trolls? I remember when trolls were plastic funny looking creatures with colourful wispy hair that wore sparkly tutus. Stood about 5 inches high. Collector’s items they became, cheap to from memory.
I read those posts that amuse me, on FB and Twitter. Sprinkled with informative information. Happy posts, that has me smiling or laughing out loud. Posts shared by friends and ones from Dawn French, which generally have me laughing out loud and make my day. Maybe only for a few seconds, often a welcome distraction. Laughter is it’s own medicine is it not?
Cowards and Trolls
I get that cowards hide behind derogatory comments; it’s easy on line as no one can see you. Trolls are after taking others rights away to have an opinion. What happened to the saying?
‘If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say, Don’t say it.’ At the very least, lets practice constructive feedback.
I no longer support or comment on some posts. When I have commented in the past, then read follow up comments my opinion has been rubbished. My cowardly solution seems to be, don’t go back and read others comments after your own. But that does not support the author. I have allowed my voice to be stolen.
My skin is not thick, but paper-thin
Why give trolls media attention? It is not deserved or earned. When are these nasty pieces of work going to be fined and charged? Bring it on and bring back manners.
There have been gargantuan Facebook feeds about Yassmin Abdel Magied. I have not read one piece; have no idea what happened. Though I am guessing something pretty unpleasant, there has been uproar in the news. Though how much of that is a beef up and how much is fact. I do not know. You get that I don’t trust the media! The news items are flickers of a story. Words are played with. I know that it is up to me to research the story. My pathetic excuse, there are only so many hours in a day! Clementine Ford another prominent Australian gets a bashing on a regular basis. Her skin is thick and she handles trolls well.
As I listen to a Richard Fidler podcast. Talking to the much admired and down to earth Mia Freedman. A friendly relaxed discussion, on the use and changes to social media. The introduction of hash tags, handling trolls, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. They both agreed how twitter, once fun is now not so much, to be avoided.
Richard and Mia moved into discussions on
Social media and photos, the words that give a false image attached to photos. #happy #wonderful #healthy #family #love etc. etc. etc.
Now I know of a new mother who posts lovely photos on Instagram of her baby giving the impression that all is wonderful. When unfortunately that is not the case. I wonder at the pressures this lovely young woman is facing or thinks she’s facing, and how this perception of perfection is affecting her emotional health and wellbeing.
I came across a photo of myself, and thanks to brilliant lighting. A face that appears unmarked with little visible age spots or freckles and minimal lines. My tribe posted how great I look; I love them for that and for many other things. Wish it were true. I’ve had a tough year since that was taken. We portray happiness on the outside, when if truth be told, sadness, and fears fester like mould on the inside.
In a paper I read that there is the beginnings of a social media withdrawal of sponsorship for click bait and fake sites. Ha! What took you so long?
Is Social Media responsible for the increase of suicide and mental health and wellbeing of the general population?
Are we looking for a scapegoat?
Every man, woman and child has the power in their hands through the use of a device to read and share, in a blink of an eye whatever takes their fancy. Wise words would be, think before you act.
Is the pressure of perfection working against our morals, manners and deteriorating the mental health and wellbeing of our planets community? I suspect it is as in Australia; mental health costs $8 Billion a year (Beyondblue). I am not kidding.
So many questions
#Happy #LovingLife #Precious #Healthy #Fun #Gratitude #Blessed #Lucky
Don’t troll me, please.