Date: 5/01/2018 12:52:49
From: Bubblecar
ID: 1169749
Subject: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Some of the tech executives who helped develop social media now have many misgivings about it all and are weaning themselves off it.

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

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Date: 5/01/2018 12:54:28
From: poikilotherm
ID: 1169751
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Bubblecar said:


Some of the tech executives who helped develop social media now have many misgivings about it all and are weaning themselves off it.

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

You won’t believe what foods this woman used to cure her internet addiction.

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Date: 5/01/2018 13:12:43
From: Cymek
ID: 1169757
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Social media seems to be a lot of look at me look at me type stuff, desperate for a like to the point its obnoxious and intrusive.

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Date: 5/01/2018 13:45:45
From: Peak Warming Man
ID: 1169773
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

I don’t do social media, never have, never will.
It’s full of old blokes waking up at 3am for a piss and jumping on his iPhone and saying things like ‘my red button is bigger than the fat little prick loser’s’ and going back to bed, sad.

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Date: 5/01/2018 13:47:19
From: Tamb
ID: 1169774
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Peak Warming Man said:


I don’t do social media, never have, never will.
It’s full of old blokes waking up at 3am for a piss and jumping on his iPhone and saying things like ‘my red button is bigger than the fat little prick loser’s’ and going back to bed, sad.

Bit harsh PWM.

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Date: 5/01/2018 14:12:19
From: Cymek
ID: 1169782
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Tamb said:


Peak Warming Man said:

I don’t do social media, never have, never will.
It’s full of old blokes waking up at 3am for a piss and jumping on his iPhone and saying things like ‘my red button is bigger than the fat little prick loser’s’ and going back to bed, sad.

Bit harsh PWM.

You do have to admit there is a lot of sphincter yammering

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Date: 5/01/2018 14:16:09
From: The Rev Dodgson
ID: 1169785
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Peak Warming Man said:


I don’t do social media, never have, never will.
It’s full of old blokes waking up at 3am for a piss and jumping on his iPhone and saying things like ‘my red button is bigger than the fat little prick loser’s’ and going back to bed, sad.

Checks time of PWM’s post.

Not 3am, damn.

Still, this place counts as social meeja, doesn’t it?

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Date: 5/01/2018 14:19:54
From: Cymek
ID: 1169790
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

The Rev Dodgson said:


Peak Warming Man said:

I don’t do social media, never have, never will.
It’s full of old blokes waking up at 3am for a piss and jumping on his iPhone and saying things like ‘my red button is bigger than the fat little prick loser’s’ and going back to bed, sad.

Checks time of PWM’s post.

Not 3am, damn.

Still, this place counts as social meeja, doesn’t it?

I don’t think of it that way

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Date: 5/01/2018 14:20:48
From: The Rev Dodgson
ID: 1169791
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Cymek said:


The Rev Dodgson said:

Peak Warming Man said:

I don’t do social media, never have, never will.
It’s full of old blokes waking up at 3am for a piss and jumping on his iPhone and saying things like ‘my red button is bigger than the fat little prick loser’s’ and going back to bed, sad.

Checks time of PWM’s post.

Not 3am, damn.

Still, this place counts as social meeja, doesn’t it?

I don’t think of it that way

Anti-social meeja?

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Date: 5/01/2018 14:23:10
From: Cymek
ID: 1169792
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

The Rev Dodgson said:


Cymek said:

The Rev Dodgson said:

Checks time of PWM’s post.

Not 3am, damn.

Still, this place counts as social meeja, doesn’t it?

I don’t think of it that way

Anti-social meeja?

Somewhat I think, its more a chat place than posting every little thing we do, it’s open to some interesting conversations.
I like it here I don’t find many people in real life that have interests like we talk about

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Date: 5/01/2018 14:23:25
From: poikilotherm
ID: 1169793
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

The Rev Dodgson said:


Cymek said:

The Rev Dodgson said:

Checks time of PWM’s post.

Not 3am, damn.

Still, this place counts as social meeja, doesn’t it?

I don’t think of it that way

Anti-social meeja?

It’s pretty much a form of social media – sharing images, talking to people, leaving updates, meeting people etc.

You’d just like to think it’s not while you type away in our obscure corner of the internet, maybe it’s some flawed anti-popularity notion that it’s not a form of social media.

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Date: 5/01/2018 14:24:00
From: poikilotherm
ID: 1169794
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Cymek said:


The Rev Dodgson said:

Cymek said:

I don’t think of it that way

Anti-social meeja?

Somewhat I think, its more a chat place than posting every little thing we do, it’s open to some interesting conversations.
I like it here I don’t find many people in real life that have interests like we talk about

Just like a closed group on fb or a group message…without the tech…

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Date: 5/01/2018 14:24:24
From: Cymek
ID: 1169795
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

poikilotherm said:


The Rev Dodgson said:

Cymek said:

I don’t think of it that way

Anti-social meeja?

It’s pretty much a form of social media – sharing images, talking to people, leaving updates, meeting people etc.

You’d just like to think it’s not while you type away in our obscure corner of the internet, maybe it’s some flawed anti-popularity notion that it’s not a form of social media.

Fair point

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Date: 5/01/2018 15:39:20
From: transition
ID: 1169841
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

>https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

quite a good read that

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Date: 8/01/2018 11:29:43
From: mollwollfumble
ID: 1171089
Subject: re: Tech Insiders Turn Away From Tech

Bubblecar said:


Some of the tech executives who helped develop social media now have many misgivings about it all and are weaning themselves off it.

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention

Where’s my Good Scientist Cartoon where I discussed this?

Found it.


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