So I made a Facebook Year in Review.

(Dieser Artikel erschien zuerst auf meinem Blog „Wonderland“)

I admit: I did it. During the last two weeks or so the Year in Reviews of my friends popped up on Facebook and I was slightly irritated: What was this? How did they do it and why? I didn’t read one of them. Yesterday Facebook lured me onto doing the same foolish thing. It showed me my personal Year in Review and the design was quite pretty so I thought: „Nah, that won’t hurt“ and shared it. Afterwards I thought: „You little idiot.“ Until today not even one of my friends liked this post. That’s my rightful punishment! 😉

Apart from being useless this little display of jolly moments is a big lie. Most people use a social network to show off with only the shiny highlights of their lives. What does Facebook know about my life? About the hard facts I fear it knows far more than I wish – but when it comes to emotions the algorithms fail completely.  Weiterlesen

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About Social Media Trolls

(Dieser Artikel erschien zuerst auf meinem Blog „Wonderland“)

I don’t get it. The intention of these people. The trolls. Who are they? Especially: What’s going wrong with their lives?

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By JNL (Own work)

You know, I use Social Media (in this case Facebook and Twitter) as a sort of personal news channel. As a student of media and communication studies I can tell you this is quite common. So I am the type of user who reads a lot, searches for answers but doesn’t communicate much. In fact, this blog is the big exception. I liked a lot of news media sites on Facebook and Twitter because it’s convenient to see their posts in my timeline and it makes it easy to be up-to-date. But reading the posts beneath certain articles I notice that other people – the other type of user – apparently find their purpose in life doing one thing: Posting stupid shit. Weiterlesen