TIL #24 - 2019-01-25
Published on Fri Jan 25, 2019
Today I learned about the back side of social media (one of the back sides). It is shockingly easy to get confirmation on own depressive even suicidal thoughts. Not a story for the faint of heart.
This fact can’t be emphasized enough: The social media companies does not (currently) give a shit about your well-being! They care about growth by add revenue generated by eye-balls watching screens.
Watch the video - a (short) tale about the extreme consequences of Instagram - a real tragedy for the young girl and her family to say the least - but the real kicker is that Instagram doesn’t seem to do anything about it.
I mean - come on - it would be easy to simply filter out, and remove tags and tagged posts regarding suicide eg.?!