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 Elsa
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look at me

Sometimes I read my timeline feed... well more and more it just reads like this:

Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me!

Look at my politics!
Look at my priorities!
Look at at spin on reality!
Look at this angle of my face/as*/whatever
Look at what I want you to do/think/say... etc.

I'm rapidly losing interest. I think I've had sufficient!

What do you see in your feed?

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Allie
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I take a break when it’s like that.

I had someone go completely off topic bitch at me about my timeline, as if I’m showing my ass all over the place. I don’t do that. I post lifting videos on IG or something I baked or something I’m doing. And screaming into the void. Yes, I do. It’s an outlet sometimes. But I don’t need someone coming out of the blue to dump on me so I blocked them. I don’t need that.

On IG I see lifting stuff, humorous things, crafty things, some things that are becoming a little cringe, and I unfollowed people who started becoming more “influencers” because it’s boring. On Twitter, it’s memes, political stuff but there is a lot that is different from mine but it’s interesting, philosophical, even some debates, people who are truckers, homesteaders, and some topical things, of which there are various opinions.

So I like the variety. I like seeing sources I don’t see many other places. But I get tired of it, too.

If someone doesn’t like my content, they can mute/block/unfollow.

 

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I was there a couple of years ago. I see the same people over and over on mine. Most people have dropped off. I think many people feel this way. It’s become boring.

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It occurred to me... well, two things. 

First, I say the pay scale for shills in forum.  I should have saved this but I am trying not to bother people will my personal interests.  But it 27 cents for a post, 13 cents for responses and 6 cents for likes/dislikes on your posts.  Doesn't matter if it's a like/dislike, you're supposed to engage and draw attention.

So your feed(s) is full of paid content, you don't realize it. But point two...

This is where there's an advantage in a forum.. this forum. If you are not interested in a topic, you can ignore it. 

This is better than getting exposed, all day long, because you're wanting to read the bits placed between the poison bits.

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@elsa Very interesting. I value what you share about goings on behind the scenes because I only see one side.

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@allie120 I actually think it's 80% turd, 20% not turd because this is how things break out and it's certainly not 80% value.

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@elsa 

Who hires these people? What is the job title? Do they actually make a living at it?  I don't need more eyestrain, but if I was desperate for extra income, what a hoot!

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@warped  social media manager?

Have you not seen the pic of the child working a bank of about 100, maybe 150 cell phones, mounted on boards like a workstation, maintaining conversation? Posting what is supplied to be posted.

I noted this on the yahoo stock boards in the mid 90's.

There is a lot of lipstick on the modern influencer but it's still a pig.

Yes they make money!

I'm  telling you, you're being groomed and programmed and interfered with, constantly.

People fall prey all day, every day.

I'm telling you, I've got to the bottom of this to the extent it's possible. I mean I don't know who is paying who, these type details, but I'm deeply aware of the impact and I can't tell people because they very clearly don't want to know.

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@elsa oh yes, I do know of those farms or whatever they call them. Also, what is being presented and promoted to certain countries and/or demographics.

I see some things cross my feed. Sometimes it feels like everything is a psyop. 

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@allie120 the deception is massive, widespread, but also, far deeper than people realize.  When you can see the small details, as some can, it's stunning. You have the focal point, and if you block it out of a frame and look left or right, you see the subliminal stuff, placed there. It's so pervasive,  it's undetectable, unless someone tips you or teaches you.

Also the words, secret mocking, multiple meanings.

You've probably heard me say over the years, I never do anything for a single reason. There are always layers and angles. This is probably another reason I can see this.  Otherwise, it's ubiquitous. People can't see it. Even when you tell them and show them, they still trip over their big brain...

Unless they don't. Some people know the truth they hear it but these people are few and far between. It's easy to see why. Inundated with lies their whole life. This is why I think my growing up without a tv is why I can think so well. If I had a TV and a cell phones, would I teach myself to drive when I'm 10? No way!  I'd be staring at the screen, failing to develop.

I swear I would choose my childhood and every beating, stabbing, rape and broken bone, all over again, to be where I am today and not be where I'm not. Just my personal choice which is tied to my personal values.

 

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@elsa Oh wow. Ok.

I often wonder about so many of us who grew up before internet at all vs those who don’t know life without it. But you, yourself have an additional feature: no tv at all. Yup. The same foundation is not there.

I feel like looking even more closely now.

Last week I was listening to someone talking about different series on Netflix and wherever, whether they’d seen a certain one or not. And I remember thinking, I don’t know what these are. I don’t watch anything like that and I wondered how isolated I am from pop culture. And I don’t mean that I was happy or sad or self-righteous or anything about it: it just made me wonder.

But that’s not the same as starting from a different point with an absence of a common pop icon like a tv. But still, it makes me want to look at the cues, the messaging. 

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@allie120 you don't need Netflix or anything modern. None of it is innocuous. Brady bunch. Walton's. Its in all media, including paintings by the Masters, lol. 

It seems obvious to me like people should be catching on? But they don't. And there is an unknown (to me) thing with this. But essentially, if you grew up being told red was brown and I said, "No, it's red," you'd say, "She's crazy. "  

If I took a red crayon, and could illustrate what I was claiming, then I'm REALLY crazy.

It's impossible. But also exactly how it was for me in my early 20's with astrology. No one wanted to hear about it.

So it became my private interest until my Saturn return, at which point I went pro... It was my destiny.

This other stuff may be like that, I don't know. But I wrote about being wrong about everything... Going on eight years ago. So I've had lots of time to develop. My husband claims it takes 10 years to become expert on something. I'm close. And like I said, I am done gathering evidence and pushing to move to another phase though I don't know what it will be. I have to close the one door so I can open the other. 

It's like graduating college, if college was addictive, which looking at things on the internet is! I have to discipline myself, for real, not for fake.

Last, I personally am interested in things like this but it's not for everyone. There is grieving involved. Tears. It's all very personal to all of us.  This is more than many want to deal with or can deal with. So whatever. I'm on this path. I don't think it's a mistake.

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@elsa Ok, yes…I can see what you’re saying. It can be overwhelming, too…our parts in it…I’m thinking about that…I feel like I know but I also don’t.

Thank you!

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@elsa 

I've seen those photos of bot farms, and the multiple identical tweets, and the phishing posts on FB.  I get the Buy Your House texts weekly to which I do reply Not For Sale just in case no response might encourage a title theft attempt.  I think of this stuff as Automated, but someone certainly is paid to manage it.  

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for anyone not familiar...

bots5

 

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@giovanni Thank you.

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I had a thought, it's like we have mass Stockholm syndrome.  People look up to their abuser(s).

On topic - take the AIchat. It may return a wild result... I've seen this. My mind says, WOW!  I automatically think this AI must have access to EVERYTHING.  Like maybe it scoops up special intelligence from the dark web or wherever... special places, special info which is can think about in ways I can't...

Next thing you know, whatever the thing says becomes gospel even if what it says initially seems ridiculous.

This is next gen programming, and it will be supremely effective.

As it is, search controls what you can find. It spits out whatever it cares to, depending on whatever criteria is in place in that moment. People think what they read it true... it's in black and white, right?

I think this ai will be rapidly adopted and people will internalize whatever... it becomes like a "friend", with is mixture of good and bad info...

This is the new astrologer too. You're just not going to be able to tell... and you'll be micro-dosed so to speak, or worse.  But most people will come to trust this technology. It's like the movie, Gaslighting. You just can't believe your husband is doing this to you. 

But there is no way out because no one can think any more. We have to go to some fountain of knowledge and ask our questions and wait for the wisdom to be returned, like it's a guru on top a mountain that knows all.

We know the people behind this stuff are evil.  Pretty much everyone knows by now, so what happens if you apply what you know?

It's like a big ditch but you just can't get people not to fall in because the ditch is so fetching... come hither. Grinning  

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@elsa Yes. This was along the same lines I was thinking…

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