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!Dev Facebook actually worries me.
We take it as a given that it's just a huge information harvesting platform and always had been, but it's somewhat more concerning than that.
I left it about 4 years ago when it became apparent that people lose all sense of perspective on it.
I'd watch people getting so worked up when Word or Excel didn't work properly. They'd rant and rave about how shit Microsoft is, and how they hate it and something should be done, but when FB was down, they'd just sit there hitting refresh over and over with not a single angry word spoken.
Even when I pointed this out to people, they didn't really worry so much.
It's like watching people with a ketamine addiction who acknowledge that it's damaging their social life and wellbeing, but still sit there staring vacantly night after night doing the same thing over and over.
With devrant, the focus is on conversing. Yes, you can scroll and read rants for ages (and genuinely find them amusing), but with FB, the vast majority of content is pointless.
Reposted photos, single sentence statuses about banal happenings that have no substance of any kind to them.
There's no focus - even people who claim that they only use it to keep in touch with people they don't see often don't really use it as a pure communication tool.
It sucks up time, and it does so very effectively.
To keep in touch with people using text, email or messaging tools is a communication method. Facebook is a way to be voyeuristic or narcissistic, depending on which angle you approach it from.
Posting selfies that are so staged and trivial, and hoping for ‘likes’ to validate the person for a fake scenario contrived by a mind devoid of the attention they crave.
Devrant focusses on people sharing experiences in a common field of interest for the purpose of discussion, Facebook focusses on people pouring vacuous triviality into a public forum for the purpose of validation.
The potent and the thought provoking are ignored, while the pointless and the insignificant are lauded.
This insipid platform is diminishing social interaction under the illusory guise of forming meaningful connections with people, and it is utterly deplorable.
A final thought, INBOX IS NOT A FUCKING VERB!!!19
That moment when you're sitting in the train with your laptop and just want to code, but there's your colleage sitting in front of you.