Are Facebook and Twitter evil tools of enslavement?

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Irish_Bard
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Are Facebook and Twitter evil tools of enslavement?

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You know getting into this forum and a few creative writing ones has been a breath of fresh air and a happy return to early 2000s internet (yes I'm that old).

I've become sick of the shallow, vacuous, attention hungry world of Facebook and their effect on discourse. And it's really got me thinking...

The mechanics of Facebook and Twitter have been designed to encourage reactionary, shallow, aggressive communication styles. Discussion forums have always leaned towards civil, expansive, genuinely exploratory conversations. Even when you don't agree with the other guys you tend to leave the conversation with a better understanding of the "other side" and maybe a little more respect for them. (I'm not saying there's never bickering but seldom on the shocking levels that FB and Twitter enflame.)

Facebook and Twitter on the other hand drive the users towards memes, sloganeering, entrenched one note political tribalism in a very Orwellian (newspeak) way.

If magick is the art and science of refining and empowering thought energy to hit reality (as has recently been most interestingly explored on this forum), then is Facebook anti-magick? A vampiric effort to drain the world of their higher powers of imagination and language?

I do not really believe the runaway (borderline monopolistic) success of Facebook is purely down to timing/luck/"A perfect product" alone.

FB was I suspect invested in, tailored and subtly (but powerfully) marketed by huge players behind the scenes regardless of the Zuchy geeky Cinderella yarn that is so frequently spun.

I believe it is a malicious device to control the internet's potential for expanding the human experience and universal consciousness to the great heights we should get experiencing.

Your thoughts my dear friends?

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Re: Are Facebook and Twitter evil tools of enslavement?

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>If magick is the art and science of refining and empowering thought energy

I rather think the human has higher functionality than thought. Perhaps those are even more useful in altering Reality

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