Social media addiction/distraction?

My brother deleted his Facebook & Instagram because he said they were too distracting....yet now he spends everyday looking in the Georgia Straight Confessions & I Saw You' Ironic.


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I don't know

Sep 21, 2022 at 2:58pm

I don't really classify these as social media.. They're anonymous

Is it me?

Sep 21, 2022 at 4:31pm

Literally do this myself. I think looking up things here is a bit different than social. With social media your brain switches to constantly thinking about what you could post- every picture an opportunity for a post. All of that pressure is gone when you delete it. I think maybe if they said they wanted to be off their phone entirely it’d be an interesting choice, but even then, socially it’s very difficult to be off of your phone a lot.

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Big Difference

Sep 21, 2022 at 5:17pm

On things like Facebook you're being flooded with new postings every few seconds. Georgia Straight is more like getting a daily paper. Read through it once a day and no big changes until the next day.

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Sep 21, 2022 at 7:00pm

The GS is the only place I have posted anything on the internet in close to ten years. I can attest that having 1 or 2 places to post the odd thing is a positive way to ween off social media.

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Social Media is proof positive

Sep 21, 2022 at 8:27pm

That humans are doomed, stupid monkeys.

Be a good mouse jiggler and click on everything.

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Sep 21, 2022 at 8:39pm

More like once a week...

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Sep 22, 2022 at 3:57am

You sound like a very judgy sister.
How ironic cause your here confessing too.
Bet you come back tomorrow to read what we think of you. Ha

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Consider the history of this Straight forum

Sep 22, 2022 at 11:34am

vs. the history Fakebook. Dan Mcleod, the founder of the Straight, stood for something and even got arrested for his civil rights stance of speaking the truth in print. What the hell does Fakebook represent?

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Sep 22, 2022 at 1:06pm

Everyone acting like theyre beyond “ social media” here! Ha. Gotcha b1tch!

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Sep 22, 2022 at 4:25pm

"Stood", past, is appropriate

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