The Social Dilemma {meh?}

The Social Dilemma – think twice about it

For the last several months – many people have been “buzzing” about the online streaming channel “documentary” entitled The Social Dilemma.

Some folks who even consider themselves intelligent thought this was a big breakthrough of some kind. As if they finally cracked the code on social media. Oh, what geniuses!

As if this was the big expose that would change the world.

How about a second opinion about those reviews which seem to be more of a planned outcome than an organic reaction (displayed via an alternative video network):

And to see how long this stays up on the “popular” video network – here it is:

the social dilemma review - The Social Dilemma {meh?}

More about “The Social Dilemma”

Here’s a nugget from the “gatekeepers” of online knowledge:

“The Social Dilemma is a 2020 American docudrama film directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis. The film explores the rise of social media and the damage it has caused to society, focusing on its exploitation of its users for financial gain through surveillance capitalism and data mining, how its design is meant to nurture an addiction, its use in politics, its impact on mental health (including the mental health of adolescents and rising teen suicide rates), and its role in spreading conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate and aiding groups such as flat-earthers.”

The fact that most mainstream reviewers gave a “100” score tells you a lot. Because it does NOT ruffle the RIGHT feathers. It says just enough to get people thinking a little – but nowhere near what was necessary for large numbers of people to take REAL action.

A better “comment” was one that we found buried deep within the web:

“Read Jaron Lanier’s “10 reasons to stop social media right now.” He shows how there is an alternative, so it does not have to be depressing, Netflix is part of the problem. That is why they do not show you people who actually have an answer such as Jaron Lanier.”

There you have it.

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