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What was that about photoshop?

Rank and file reject Glengarry as woke nationalist nonsense. Good on em.
 

What was that about photoshop?

Rank and file reject Glengarry as woke nationalist nonsense. Good on em.

what always amazes me is that there is a tiny tiny minority of people - normally on twitter or some other shitty platform who demand this stuff and the politicians, business and the media immediately cave in! - switch off twitter and faceache and all of this ends tomorrow!! - and I'm being serious, the damage those platforms are doing is absolutely incredible and if we are not careful could cause a literal civil war - especialy in the usa
 
what always amazes me is that there is a tiny tiny minority of people - normally on twitter or some other shitty platform who demand this stuff and the politicians, business and the media immediately cave in! - switch off twitter and faceache and all of this ends tomorrow!! - and I'm being serious, the damage those platforms are doing is absolutely incredible and if we are not careful could cause a literal civil war - especialy in the usa
We were talking about this at work the other day. My department is all around the same age group (50's) and that age group were the last generation to grow up without some form of internet / social media interaction, where we actually "played outside", dealt with our issues face to face, where if you called someone a name or were overly rude, you got a punch in the mouth or got into at least some sort of scuffle.
Now, anyone under maybe 45, social media to them is life, they grew up with it, it's part of their growing up process, where you can have an opinion, even if it's a nasty one and you can put it out there with no recourse, you can be that "keyboard warrior / hardman" because you know nothing will happen to you.
This is life now and it won't get any better. Social media is not social, it's eminently anti-social. It is the new cancer. It's actually a fukcing horrible thing.
 
We were talking about this at work the other day. My department is all around the same age group (50's) and that age group were the last generation to grow up without some form of internet / social media interaction, where we actually "played outside", dealt with our issues face to face, where if you called someone a name or were overly rude, you got a punch in the mouth or got into at least some sort of scuffle.
Now, anyone under maybe 45, social media to them is life, they grew up with it, it's part of their growing up process, where you can have an opinion, even if it's a nasty one and you can put it out there with no recourse, you can be that "keyboard warrior / hardman" because you know nothing will happen to you.
This is life now and it won't get any better. Social media is not social, it's eminently anti-social. It is the new cancer. It's actually a fukcing horrible thing.
Dunno about that, I'm significantly under the age of 45. Lucky enough to have grown up during the initial transition into the digital age and have had experience of both ways of life.
 
Dunno about that, I'm significantly under the age of 45. Lucky enough to have grown up during the initial transition into the digital age and have had experience of both ways of life.

there have been experiments carried out where mobile phones, internet and the tv were removed and after about a week of angst behaviours, socialising and mental health and fitness rapidly improved as people (especially younger people) opened their eyes to the world and started re-engaging with it. I saw that happen pre-lockdown when we were all snowed in and after 3 days the neighbours all started to work together clearing snow, people offered to get the shopping etc for the old folks and generally everyone appeared to be happier - on reflection, its just a case of breaking the habit of social media and the insulation/isolation it causes
 
there have been experiments carried out where mobile phones, internet and the tv were removed and after about a week of angst behaviours, socialising and mental health and fitness rapidly improved as people (especially younger people) opened their eyes to the world and started re-engaging with it. I saw that happen pre-lockdown when we were all snowed in and after 3 days the neighbours all started to work together clearing snow, people offered to get the shopping etc for the old folks and generally everyone appeared to be happier - on reflection, its just a case of breaking the habit of social media and the insulation/isolation it causes
Fully agree, but I fear that social media in one form or another has become a dependency for many people. Pulling the plug will be like turning off the tap water, cutting off the electric and so forth. I will always remember my three years as a student: never watch a single tv program, never read a newspaper - best and happiest three years of my life.
 

homeworker

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Fully agree, but I fear that social media in one form or another has become a dependency for many people. Pulling the plug will be like turning off the tap water, cutting off the electric and so forth. I will always remember my three years as a student: never watch a single tv program, never read a newspaper - best and happiest three years of my life.
I agree, my children believe it is their ‘human right’ to have internet access and, as far as they are concerned, it should be included with food, water and shelter as a requirement for a normal life.
 

Tool

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I agree, my children believe it is their ‘human right’ to have internet access and, as far as they are concerned, it should be included with food, water and shelter as a requirement for a normal life.

One of the MSM recently reported that t'interweb was as important to millenials as shelter, food and water. Can't remember which outlet, though.
 
I agree, my children believe it is their ‘human right’ to have internet access and, as far as they are concerned, it should be included with food, water and shelter as a requirement for a normal life.

But that's nothing compared to the shock of when they have to buy their own iPhone when they get too old for mummy or daddy to buy one for them
 

Auld-Yin

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One of the MSM recently reported that t'interweb was as important to millenials as shelter, food and water. Can't remember which outlet, though.

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TamH70

MIA
Defo the latter with a smidgeon of the former for show.

What blog did the miscreant write? I tend to stay away from them so I haven't a clue who he is.
 

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