There is an art to commenting.
We live in a world where people can ridicule you at the push of the button. They can question you at the push of a button.Chadwick Boseman
Social media enables us to talk about issues, shine a light on problems, and raise awareness of struggles that might have gone unnoticed. On the flipside, it also allows for a lot of noise and distractions. Sometimes it doesn’t create the best environment for a healthy discussion and can lead to trolling.Jagmeet Singh
Today is Social Media Day which is observed annually on June 30th. In its short life, social media has redefined and revolutionized how people interact amongst each other, communicate and share with family, friends and the world. Social media has made it possible to stay connected and informed about with those important people in our lives.
Social Media is something to be used responsibly. It can be used for so much good but also for nefarious purposes. Every connection and communication is important and there are people on both sides of every post, Tweet and share. Keep on blogging my friends.
Everyone reading who reads blogs, Tweets, timeline posts, or watches vlogs and the like is actively involved in social media of some sort. There is a difference between opinion and fact, truth, and lies. Right now there is a bunch of gray between what is reality and fantasy. My friends having some certainty and stability in the chaos of this life we are all leading is so necessary right now.
My opinion of Donald Trump is that he is a vile, evil, son of a bitch who has no empathy or care for anyone other than himself. Others would differ.
With all that being said we live in a time when it has been documented that he and other politicians live somewhere between true and false statements.
In the pandemic age we live in we need facts and we are getting them from public health professionals who have studied and prepared for a time like this.
When it comes to democracy making it easier for people to vote and participate is necessary for any nation to choose the right people to lead and hopefully serve. To spread lies about mail-in voting does great harm.
My friends the regulation or deregulation depending on the circumstances of social media is a slippery slope. Especially when it’s coming from a person who uses the technology to bully, intimidate, lie, and to undermine our society. When you are supposed to be the leader of the free world words matter and his words seem to do great harm to many.
I am concerned because without checking the facts what can be said on Twitter might as well be the gospel truth in the mind of those who choose not to research further and to get more information. All of this is scary and everyone who is a content creator of some sort has to stand up and speak out. For many, their livelihoods are at stake.
My friends, be vigilant, and use the tools you have to make your voice heard and seen.
I am struggling to come up with clever titles for these posts about my time in exile from Facebook. At some point, I feel I will need to go back and say hi to my connections and do some massive surgery on my presence there. In the meantime, it’s all good for me not being in that space. Next week it will have been two months which is surprising. Thanks for your support in this time away from that all-consuming and controversial spot on the Interweb.