You can be social just as long as you aren’t being social
Okay, so it’s been pretty much forever since I’ve posted to this weblog — Busy is as busy does it seems, and though I already know that weblog posts are important for the sake of SEO, here I am, just now getting in here after an extremely long pause.
Notice that I didn’t capitalize the term, “social media” in my post title — I did it on purpose in order to demonstrate the fact that social media is mostly becoming more and more useless these days as it tries to tighten it’s idealogical grip on the masses. There’s nothing at all idealogical about business even though the people that run the social media platforms try to convince you that there is.
I’m generally middle of the road, or otherwise fairly unbiased when it comes to business. Porn is about the only site I won’t build – I’ve got no use for that sort of thing. So that’s where the “fairly” fits into my previous statement.
Business is what it is. Whether you sell Cars, Boats, or even Bibles — it is what it is.
I can build a site for a local business, load it to the server, and call it a day. I can build a site for a local church, load it to the server, and call it a day. The server doesn’t care. It reads what it reads and presents what’s being read as it was written.
Each one of these organizations are just out doing their thing and that’s the end of it — I provided a service that each one might have needed at the time and I’m fine with it.
But here we are with this so-called good thing known as social media – Upon after posting various things on social media, I’ve come away with the notion that it’s not even the least bit interested with the well being and promotion of the things that might interest people in general.
Take Facebook for instance — It’s like a coffee filter that’s too thick — Once the coffee’s brewed, all you have left to pour into the cup is the water you used to brew the coffee with in the first place. Twitter is getting to that point as well. So are many others.
You post a quirk or two on your page and Facebook decides if anybody sees it — sometimes what gets posted isn’t even seen at all. You would think that if you joined to share that you would be able to share, but I guess that’s not how it all works these days. About the only time all of your stuff gets shared, is if you give Facebook money to share it, and even then, what gets shared might be looked at by somebody who won’t give 2 shits about it over in Malaysia or something.
You don’t even have to have a business page set up over on Facebook for it to hide your posts and shares — All you need is your personal profile page and a few hundred friends for Facebook to not share your posts.
Lets say you’ve got 75 friends for instance and Facebook will only share your personal post with 2 of them … and the real show stopper here is that all of the other 73 of your friends haven’t got a clue. This is the social media platforms of today — You can be social just as long as you aren’t being social.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be leaving these so-called *social media platforms because trash is what it is, and it’s time to take it out.