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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 8:14 pm on August 9, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , capitalism, Celebrity, , , facebook, Instagram, , Snapchat, , Social Media Influencers, TikTok, video, vlog, vloggers,   

    Covid-19: Social Media Influencers 

    The 2010’s have seen the rise of a new generation of working class known as “Social Media Influencers and Vloggers.”
    These are the people who spend their days posting selfie pics and videos on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram.
    Apparently, most of them can make a decent living out of it too.
    Isn’t that just wonderful?
    Now I’m not hating on their profession or lifestyle. I don’t envy them nor do I wish I was them.

    There’s a problem with capitalism. It turns people into a bunch of obnoxious show-offs and self-centered pricks.
    I saw that at my old job. And I’ve seen that on YouTube.
    It just takes a trickle of money to get them dancing on their feet. And after that, the more money you throw at them, the more they’ll be willing to do anything. People will readily sell their souls to the devil if it could get them some money.
    After a while, money becomes the focal point. Everything becomes about the money.
    It’s one of the reasons I haven’t started my own YouTube channel.

    I watch a bunch of YouTubers regularly. Quite often, I will watch them for a while, and then the quality of their content drops as they grow into bigger channels, gain more subscribers and make more money.
    The only channels that I’ve been able to watch regularly without switching are the tech channels. Everyone else just seems to change into capitalist vampires once they grow big.
    And you can see it when they stop uploading videos and only make videos when they have a sponsor. When there is no growth, people become stagnant, and quickly lose interest in their work. After that, it’s just about the money.

    Anyway, a lot of what I’ve said above is irrelevant.

    There’s a bunch of YouTubers I’ve watched, who do not wear masks, frequently go out to “make content” with their friends, and have gotten infected by the Coronavirus.
    They have purposefully neglected social distancing, many of them live with their friends and have thus passed the virus onto them as well.

    I don’t want to name anybody here.

    Do these people have no shame?
    Do they not feel worried about getting infected and passing the virus onto others, who may potentially have low immunity or high risk?

    At what point did the objective goal become about making videos with as many exciting events as possible just to get more viewers and subscribers?
    There’s a pandemic out there; stay home and film yourself going about your boring life, share your thoughts with your viewers about topics interesting to you, and that should be enough for anyone who likes you to keep watching your videos.

    There are so many YouTubers who started out with regular normal videos and then shifted to these clickbait stupid videos going around,filming everyone and everything and trying to make their lives seem magical and full of excitement and adventure.
    You can fool some 15 year old teenager with that load of crap. But the rest of the world knows your life is as boring and pathetic as everyone else. Stop trying to exaggerate how lavish your lifestyle is.

    These are the people who get tested weekly, not because they care, but because they know their reckless lifestyles put them at risk more than anyone else.

    If I lived with my girlfriend and a bunch of friends, I’d be sitting at home, going out only when absolutely necessary, and taking all the precautions to avoid being infected.
    I couldn’t live knowing that I infected someone I loved or people I really liked because of my reckless and foolish actions. But that’s just me. I’m not a social media influencer. And rightfully so.

    Anyway, this has cut out a lot of YouTubers from my watch list. I’m glad I don’t have to waste time watching them. Thankfully I can divert my time to more fruitful activities, like watching flies fvck. I think watching two flies go at it would be more productive than watching another one of these obnoxious social media influencers going around with their stupid cameras spreading the Coronavirus to everyone else.

    I’ll have to make a list of these morons and keep it somewhere.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:00 pm on July 10, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , activists, , experts, facebook, , , , , , , Telegram,   

    Wolf In A Sheep’s Clothing: Privacy Experts Or Privacy Traitors? 

    Ever since Snowden’s revelations in 2013, there has been a surge in so-called privacy experts who have established their names in the privacy world.

    Who are these experts? Why would I listen to them? Why should I trust them?

    What I’ve noticed is that many of these so-called “experts” don’t follow the philosophy they preach to others. They just happen to have adequate knowledge about privacy but they don’t usually do anything for their own privacy.

    These are the privacy missionaries with Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts, Reddit accounts, Github accounts, LinkedIn accounts, Gmail accounts, YouTube accounts, Telegram accounts and so on.

    What the hell is a privacy-oriented individual doing on Facebook? Posting anti-Zuckerberg memes for likes?
    What are they doing on Twitter? What is Snowden doing on Twitter? Did he not know about GNU Social or Diaspora? Does he still not know about the Fediverse?

    Why do privacy activists still use Telegram? Do they not read the news? Do they have some secret anti-FSB powers that I don’t?

    I see these privacy activists and I hear what they are saying, but I’m not sure if they believe in their own words. Are they magically untouchable, whereas I’m not? Does Twitter not violate Edward Snowden’s privacy like the rest of it’s users?

    There’s this guy called TheHatedOne on YouTube, that posts privacy-oriented videos. Apparently he’s quite famous on Reddit as well. I haven’t watched his stuff. I browse YouTube every single day. But I haven’t watched this guy’s channel. I mean, why should I? He’s talking about privacy on the world’s most invasive platform. And I don’t think he’s making money either. Probably has a patreon or something like that.

    Why are these privacy experts using Twitter and YouTube? I thought about it. They have a message for the people. They want to inform and educate the people. It’s a noble cause.
    But if you want to make an impact on your audience, you’ll have to switch platforms some day. This is inevitable. People can only take you seriously for so long before they begin to have doubts on your authenticity. Show them how it’s done. Create a GNU Social account and make your regular posts there. Peertube has been around for over a year now. Post your videos on a peertube instance.

    Why does a large portion of the privacy community gather on Reddit? There have been alternatives for a while now. Why haven’t they made a switch?
    How much sense does it make, to discuss your methods of evading surveillance on the largest surveillance platform on the internet?
    Does the NSA, FBI, CIA, FSB, GHCQ not browse the /r/privacy subreddit? Is that it?
    Does Reddit not know the various methods used by a certain community of privacy enthusiasts to evade it’s tracking mechanisms?

    What’s the use of preaching about animal rights and veganism if, at the end of the day, I go home and have nice steak for dinner? Do animal rights not matter if I’m eating the steak?

    I’ve been thinking about this for quite a while now. I decided to type my thoughts on this matter, quite aware that there will be no change whatsoever. It’s just that the hypocrisy in the entire situation is quite intriguing. And it’s going to hurt the cause. You can’t expect to change the general population by constantly mingling with them and acting like them. You have to take a stand; stand out from the rest, do what’s right and show them how it’s done. Otherwise it’s just another show. I believe Hollywood has better actors.

     
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