Join the Strike!

The social media strike is taking place on July 4 and 5! Please join! Surely you aren’t so addicted that you can’t stay away for just two days.

The strike involves staying away from the social media completely. Spread the news, participate, strike, don’t cross the picket lines.

11 thoughts on “Join the Strike!”

  1. Well, I’ve never posted anything on social media. But I don’t like strikes in general, so this July 4th maybe I’ll try being a scab.

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    1. And if I’m social media strike, I’ll be on strike by myself, not because someone else asked me to do so. I often use Facebook (and sometimes Twitter) as a news/analysis feed, but I’m not an addict since I can strongly reduce my use of it when it’s necessary (preparing exams)

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    2. And if someday I’m on a social media strike, I’ll be on strike by myself, not because someone else asked me to do so. I often use Facebook (and sometimes Twitter) as a news/analysis feed and Youtube for news/analysis, humor, games streaming, comics, etc.. , but I’m not an addict since I can strongly reduce my use of it when it’s necessary (preparing exams).

      Used appropriately (i.e. not addictively and with critical thinking), social media is way more relevant than mainstream media…but still not as good as reading books or doing learning exercises, of course! Of course, this could be even better if governments/political parties/political lobbyists did not meddle in social media content.

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      1. “question if blogs are considered social media”

        It depends on which “expert” you ask! I googled the question, and the majority (but not all) of the digital marketing gurus say that there’s a difference: “Social media” like Facebook and Twitter are universal open platforms available for equal use by all participants, whereas most blogs are one-person creations and operations with limited input from commenters.

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      2. “It’s a good question if blogs are considered social media”

        Not to me. Blogs are old school based on individual connections by (generally) like minded people for discussing topics of interest.
        Social media is all about playing to the mob and least common denominator status signalling.

        Blogs are like individually owned sit down restaurants, an individual restaurant might be great or mediocre but each has its own menu and individual vibe, social media is a fast food counter dishing out the same slop to everyone while deafening pop music plays over the loudspeaker and everyone is pushing and shoving to get served…

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