Everyone knows how I feel about social media. I wrote the first book on how to unaddict yourself from it. It’s called Social Media Rehab and you can get a copy of it at SocialMedia.rehab. Since I wrote the book, I have maintained a personal page for the purpose of trolling people to use as content for this project and also to manage pages associated with brands I own or am involved in.
As you know, I am not a regular user of social media from a personal standpoint. If I am interacting with social media, it is for a business purpose such as paid ad campaigns or content testing that ultimately has an end game goal of turning a profit. That being said, I do post things on my personal page to incite reactions to see what gets people to respond. This podcast covers the results of my recent social experiment using my "It's Time to be Human Again" video promotion for Social Media Rehab.
Social media consumption has become an epidemic that is negatively effecting the lives of every human that submits to these systems. We are basically providing free content to a platform for them to use against us for the sake of profit. While making money is not bad in itself, these platforms destroy our inner world by constantly subjecting ourselves to fragmented thought patterns that detract us from creating meaningful work.