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ECLECTICIST: Social Media

Show Notes & Research

Introduction

Topic Overview

Off-topic

Talking Points

Glossary

Wrap Up

From the Show

Broadcast: 11th December, 2016

Last update: 11th January, 2017

Published: 11th January, 2017

Introduction

Topic Overview

“Please, for the love of all that’s glorious in the world, look at these cat pictures.” So says the global conversation according to that mass interactive communication platform: Social Media. One can scarcely bear to imagine what life might have been like before the brow dampening joy of tweeting one’s whereabouts to the indelible archive that is the Internet. “Validate me now, you sods.” So says the unflinchingly self aggrandizing mode of standing before the precipice of the infinite echo chamber. Possibly the perfect manifestation of Aestheticism, we are as Dorian Gray — made monstrous bipolar narcissists forever shoveling coal into the furnace of negative feedback, built from an advertisers wildest fantasy. “You blocked me on Facebook, and now you're going to die.”

Off-topic

What we’re not talking about

Talking Points

Each bullet is a talking point. Sub-bullets are topics that may or may not be covered. Usage: Read the bullet and sub-bullets then talk about some or all sub-bullets.

websites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts.

Glossary

Terminology specific to the topic

Wrap Up

From the Show

Notes, corrections and further references

Facebook terms and conditions: https://en-gb.facebook.com/legal/terms

People use Facebook to share their experiences and to raise awareness about issues that are important to them. This means that you may encounter opinions that are different from yours, which we believe can lead to important conversations about difficult topics. To help balance the needs, safety and interests of a diverse community, however, we may remove certain kinds of sensitive content or limit the audience that sees it. Learn more about how we do that here. - Facebook community standards

Mibbit - online IRC client of distinction

..Taking Facebook and Instagram as examples, they allow us to present our own filtered sense of reality, showing only what we want to show. This can lead to a person critically comparing their life with other people's and using others' posts as measures for successes and failures in their own life. The impact of this could be catastrophic feelings of low self-esteem, resulting in negative 'I am' statements, such as 'I will never be able to be like that person', or 'I could never do that'. - Social media and young people's mental health from mentalhealth.co.uk

Chat program for VMS (VAX):

CHAT_MAIN.COM;2

$!

$ if "''p1'" .eqs. "" then inquire p1 "What is the line to use"

$!

$ open/read/write/share line 'p1

$!

$ spawn/nowait/input=nl: @chat_sub 'p1

$!

$loop:

$ inquire msgline "MSG> "

$ if msgline .eqs. "EXIT" then goto done

$ write line msgline

$ goto loop

$!

$done:

CHAT_SUB.COM;1

$loop:

$ open/read/write/share line 'p1

$ read line inline /prompt=""

$ write sys$output inline

$ goto loop