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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150406144600.htm
i do agree with this because i have seen how people compare their lives to other's online
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Good thing I don't have social media . But comparing your life to other's online is sort of stupid. For all you know all of this can be a lie. The things you read not the article. In fact anything you read on the internet can be a lie. If i said ____ did ________ It can just be a lie. But that's aside the point. I agree with it being linked with depression as well because those people with not much of an offline life cyber bully people and some of those people can get depressed over what the cyber bully says.
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jaykirbydudee wrote:

Good thing I don't have social media . But comparing your life to other's online is sort of stupid. For all you know all of this can be a lie. The things you read not the article. In fact anything you read on the internet can be a lie. If i said ____ did ________ It can just be a lie. But that's aside the point. I agree with it being linked with depression as well because those people with not much of an offline life cyber bully people and some of those people can get depressed over what the cyber bully says.
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Posted 4/7/15

jaykirbydudee wrote:

Good thing I don't have social media . But comparing your life to other's online is sort of stupid. For all you know all of this can be a lie. The things you read not the article. In fact anything you read on the internet can be a lie. If i said ____ did ________ It can just be a lie. But that's aside the point. I agree with it being linked with depression as well because those people with not much of an offline life cyber bully people and some of those people can get depressed over what the cyber bully says.


I'm kinda jealous that you can MANAGE to not be on social media! You're very lucky you aren't hooked haha XD But seriously, I think I read the same article, and decided to drop Instagram because it's just for braggarts to show off about their "awesome" lives. Hopefully I can keep this quitting streak going!

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Right next to the ads for Parkinsons bicycle therapy and Fibromyalgia relief.
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Some people take crunchyrolling seriously.

Even made fake accounts.

2007 was horrible. A lot of CR users like to kiss forum mods ass. Some were wannabe mods. Some mods that sworn to be active are rarely seen in the forums. It's more like a status more than a duty. **cough slow cough moca cough star cough**
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Old news.

Honestly, I hate social media, but it's becoming increasingly important to business

(??????? Why???????

Well. actually it boosts SEO incrementally, and in the case of image search, nothing beats out pinterest.

It's demanded, much like websites in and of themselves (seriously. there's businesses out there that really don't need a site, but do so because so many people use the web to find a business and quite frankly, consumers demand one) because businesses these days are treated like individuals and people are lonely as fuck and need constant interaction and reassurance.

Social media also boosts the number of impressions your customers have with your name/brand, (because they're desperate as fuck for interaction. Why the hell would someone really need to "like" your bran muffin company, or get excited that they come "now with RAISINS!!!!" or post some stupid video about dancing raisins or a long diatribe on how bran is good for you? It's purely to have an interaction a day with you so you remember their name when you buy stuff), and allow you to reinforce brand image via propaganda (posting things that you're doing for social good, which most of the people I work for do it because they want to do good, but I am the guy that takes those things and turns them into marketing and branding, so you feel good about our company and believe that we're all about "social change").

Social media also, on the other hand, allows for advertising, both paid for and free, and allows you to promote changes in products and provide actually useful information to your consumers as well, but this is like the 1% of the time, and the rest is playing the dancing monkey so people will like you).

And don't take the above as being angry or spiteful about my work. I'm happy to have it. And though I portrayed what I do extremely negatively, I try to do as little evil as possible, but not everyone is like me. (and, in fact, most people ARE on there for the above reasons. Thankfully there's also a lot of idiots that don't know shit about marketing and advertising, so they don't understand how to funnel their traffic back to their sites and to make revenues.)

But social media is just another way to toss advertising your way and make a profit on your neediness to connect. As an individual I am not fond of social media because I know what it is, and personally, I don't need to interact with my cereal brand for stimulation, nor do I like the fact that social media turns everything into a popularity contest.

Blah... anyhow.....
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Some people take crunchyrolling seriously.

Even made fake accounts.

2007 was horrible. A lot of CR users like to kiss forum mods ass. Some were wannabe mods. Some mods that sworn to be active are rarely seen in the forums. It's more like a status more than a duty. **cough slow cough moca cough star cough**


back then, (i've been here on an off a little bit but my oldest accounts have been lost to memory and time), paid users were also exempt from the banhammer usage of the mods as well. A free user could say or do the same thing a paid user did and got nailed. The heavy use of banning and warning led to fear of mods, and thus sucking up way too damned much.

Granted, there was a lot of idiocy back then too, but the inexperienced mods did not help. Things are far better now.
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I only made a FB account in 2006 to better flirt with college age girls. What it's become now is just monstrous. I have my 83 year old great aunt giving me shit for not posting enough status updates on family stuff, it's like...are you kidding me?

I'd delete it right now but it's the repository for every picture taken of me in nearly the last 10 years, and I'm too lazy to go through and back them all up.
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onibrotonel wrote:

Some people take crunchyrolling seriously.

Even made fake accounts.

2007 was horrible. A lot of CR users like to kiss forum mods ass. Some were wannabe mods. Some mods that sworn to be active are rarely seen in the forums. It's more like a status more than a duty. **cough slow cough moca cough star cough**


back then, (i've been here on an off a little bit but my oldest accounts have been lost to memory and time), paid users were also exempt from the banhammer usage of the mods as well. A free user could say or do the same thing a paid user did and got nailed. The heavy use of banning and warning led to fear of mods, and thus sucking up way too damned much.

Granted, there was a lot of idiocy back then too, but the inexperienced mods did not help. Things are far better now.

I still wanna say, even today, people use CR like how they use Facebook. Like serious crunchyrolling. Some people put their drama on their gb walls. I'm like, man, let me get some popcorn and read their shit.

For example, this user x-cellar_door-x and his romantically involvement with one of his role-playing buddies isabellaswan. It's so weird that I knew this but I couldn't help it... it's written on his and her gb wall. I was just happened to visit his profile page at the right time. Hahahaha
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I think the more time we spend 'connecting' online. The less we connect in the real world and face to face which is what we really need for emotional good health.
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I imagine that there's a very, very long list of what all is "linked" to depression. Hell, I'd argue that the main source of depression itself is... *drumroll* LIFE. *wailing cat dancing on a cymbal*
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I think a big part of why this happens it that people post the funnest and coolest stuff on their pages. It makes you wonder why your own life isn't so eventful and fun even though, in reality, people only post what they want others to see, which is usually not the mundane and the boring. This causes you to have unrealistic expectations of your own life.
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onibrotonel wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:


onibrotonel wrote:

Some people take crunchyrolling seriously.

Even made fake accounts.

2007 was horrible. A lot of CR users like to kiss forum mods ass. Some were wannabe mods. Some mods that sworn to be active are rarely seen in the forums. It's more like a status more than a duty. **cough slow cough moca cough star cough**


back then, (i've been here on an off a little bit but my oldest accounts have been lost to memory and time), paid users were also exempt from the banhammer usage of the mods as well. A free user could say or do the same thing a paid user did and got nailed. The heavy use of banning and warning led to fear of mods, and thus sucking up way too damned much.

Granted, there was a lot of idiocy back then too, but the inexperienced mods did not help. Things are far better now.

I still wanna say, even today, people use CR like how they use Facebook. Like serious crunchyrolling. Some people put their drama on their gb walls. I'm like, man, let me get some popcorn and read their shit.

For example, this user x-cellar_door-x and his romantically involvement with one of his role-playing buddies isabellaswan. It's so weird that I knew this but I couldn't help it... it's written on his and her gb wall. I was just happened to visit his profile page at the right time. Hahahaha


They're young still. Emotions and hormones run high and there's a lack of understanding of what one is actually doing. When I was younger I'd flirt with people in various chat programs, message boards, etc. I'd post my drama all over the internet. It's also alack of perspective at that age. you don't realize what actually is involved in getting involved with someone over great distances (and you have more excess energy to burn then), and you don't realize how little the rest of the world cares.

At that age I was wide eyed and hopeful. Granted, I was a supervillian in the making, but the years have only made me more cynical, jaded, and if anything, more devious, which all continues to further me along that particular unwanted career...
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"Don’t Compare Your Behind-the-Scenes to Other People’s Highlight Reel"

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