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anti-social media Anonymous 85942

Anyone else here sick of it?
>which social media do you still have and why? what do you like about it?
>what's the most embarrassing display you've seen online?
>what was the nostalgic 'golden age' of social networking for you?

Anonymous 85963

Love the topic anon
>which social media do you still have and why? what do you like about it?
I pretty much still have and use every account I ever made. I have accounts on pretty much all the mainstream stuff besides Twitter (never got into it back in 2012 when everyone else was and I’m happy I never did) I’ll browse it and message people on it but I rarely post anything since I’ve gotten in trouble multiple times in the past for the dumbest things I’ve posted. I just keep it because scrolling distracts me from my home life and so I keep tabs on my personal cows. My phone is essentially just a fidget spinners for me these days.
>what's the most embarrassing display you've seen online?
Oh boy. I really can’t give much specifics because of paranoia but one thing that really bugs me are the girls from my high school who evolved into trashy Facebook moms. Specifically the ones who overly document their pregnancy and young child’s life. At best it’s cringe, at worst it’s dangerous and caters to the worst type of humans.
>what was the nostalgic 'golden age' of social networking for you?
None? I’ve only downloaded social media for very shallow purposes. If there was a golden age, it was long before I was old enough to have an email to make accounts.

Anonymous 85970

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>which social media do you still have and why? what do you like about it?
No active ones. I have some empty fake accounts for work.
>what's the most embarrassing display you've seen online?
All of them. They’re all fake, or at the very least, not showing the full picture. The fact that anyone feels the need to regularly spend time maintaining or monitoring that is cringe. Before the internet, it used to be a cliche joke that been shown someone’s holiday photos was extremely boring. Now everyone seeks them out on purpose. Weird.
>what was the nostalgic 'golden age' of social networking for you?
Myspace is the only site that I’ve honestly liked. It was more about sharing your interests than what you had been up to. People spent ages doing writeups of what they liked and customising the site code to make it unique. No one posted restaurant or holiday photos. Everyone just had a small handful of pictures. Some would be posed or photoshopped but nothing near what they are today. No overtly sexy ones or big shows of wealth. It was fine to add friends of friends that you didn’t know to meet people. You could add a playlist of music to your page and find a million random bands to follow. People often used fake last names and it felt more anonymous. I suppose tumblr is ok too because it has some similarities but it can also be too woke.

Anonymous 85971

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>which social media do you still have and why? what do you like about it?

I pretty much just use facebook. I use it mainly to post stuff I think is funny and pictures I like. I like that I can find pretty specific aesthetics I like. I also like that I can find communities of likeminded people. I've tried to stop using it several times but I end up gravitating back towards it every time. I have a real love/hate relationship with it.

>what's the most embarrassing display you've seen online?


I don't even know where to start. The most recent thing that happened was this moid I have added going on some huge rant about how he had us all fooled into thinking he was a leftist but he's actually not. As if anybody gives a shit. People only talk to him because he's kind of hot.

>what was the nostalgic 'golden age' of social networking for you?


For me it was the late 2000s/2010, when I first started using the internet. Myspace was already on the way out, but I used a website that was really similar and I had so much fun with all the customization and playlists and such. I had so much fun with stuff like Stardoll, Youtube and pixelbee/Roiworld (both down now).

I used to take social media way too seriously and it would get me in a serious funk. When it starts to really get under my skin again, I remind myself that it's not reality and it helps to get me grounded again.

Anonymous 86135

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>which social media do you still have and why? what do you like about it?
I have a fb and messenger apps if those count. I deleted my twitter recently, facebook is going next but I still need it for school/work unfortunately. In general I feel like nowadays it's not really my choice what social media I have - I kind of have to have certain things to not be behind my peers in terms of work (LinkedIn) or to be seen a functioning non-suspicious human (facebook)

>what's the most embarrassing display you've seen online?

couples fighting is always a good one, but I also once witnessed a guy attempt to pull a nice guy and make a girl feel bad for wearing makeup.

>what was the nostalgic 'golden age' of social networking for you?

The early imageboard years maybe, if that counts? May snapchat back when it was just stories and no corporate shilling

>>85963
what sort of stuff did you get in trouble for?

>>85970
>Before the internet, it used to be a cliche joke that been shown someone’s holiday photos was extremely boring. Now everyone seeks them out on purpose. Weird.
Absolutely agree. I also feel like when you don't keep track of people (read: surveil their profiles) they get oddly offended like, what do you mean you didn't see what I posted there and there about my partner/trip/job? bitch if it's that's important just tell me, we're meant to be friends

Anonymous 86140

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>>85942
>which social media do you still have and why? what do you like about it?
i only have a tumblr otherwise i only ever use imageboards because i like the anonymity
the thing i like about it the most is how everything is user based and there's not really an algorithm that chooses what and what not to show you and also the fact that nobody i know irl uses it so i know im safe
i also like how you can just stay in your own circle most of the time and not deal with outsiders unless you actively go out and provoke them ( bonus points for not showing me world news because i really dont care i love being completely unaware )
tbh i would give it up and i already have once but i keep coming back because its the only place where people are nice to me lole… ń_n
>what's the most embarrassing display you've seen online?
all tbh, once you take a step back and look at things objectively you realize that most of the displays your see online are only superficial, nothing is real and its all an act everyone is larping basically or at oeast thats how i see things 0_0
>what was the nostalgic 'golden age' of social networking for you?
probably 2010-2014 im a bit on the younger side so thats what i grew up with and i honestly think it was better and free…-er back then :p
i miss how everything was just done for fun and not for fame or recognition or whatever :( and i think that was the golden age of imageboards ( /mlp/ is what i visited the most i miss back then ahhhh :'[ truly better times ) after that everything started dying and becoming stale and "post-ironic" which i hate…

Anonymous 86142

>which social media do you still have and why? what do you like about it?
I use Discord but not because I like it. I use it to text some friends and use it for a support forum for 3DCG sometimes. i also go on reddit for my somewhat niche interest just to see what other people think about the hobby
>what's the most embarrassing display you've seen online?
not really sure
>what was the nostalgic 'golden age' of social networking for you?
mybb forums with private servers, friend groups, local memes and culture, etc. 2000-2010 was a great time bc interent was not centered around commerce and clout yet.

i would love to have a website that shows me cool art just to look at for a bit but signing up for tumlr or twitter or something and spendin all that time curating your feed seems like a pain

i am an artist but i dont post on social media because i feel like no one looks at it even if they do see it. id love to share my art somewhere but i dont want to be someone's "feed padding." it does feel like a waste just to show it to 2-3 people i know but i am interested in neither amassing meaningless likes nor getting ignored forever

Anonymous 87444

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>>85942
>I have an Instagram for my art account. I only download it to post art and then I delete it.
>When I do download it I can find really inspiring art and some funny stuff (but this can also be my downfall because easily 2 hours can pass)
>Most embarrassing display is seeing normies post about rather personal things, especially if their username is their real name
>There never was. The only golden age related thing I can think of was the early days of YouTube, deviantart, and imageboards but only in terms of content rather than socialization.

Anonymous 87449

Still have FB on a container phone (old phone that I don’t use) because it’s the only way to contact family in my home country to sell a huge piece of personal property I own. Until I do, I have to keep it unfortunately.

I still have Instagram but I enjoy it even though I hardly ever get on it. I follow artists. I post my photography. It’s nice.

Never had a Twitter. Not really a Reddit person (is it even social media? I suppose)

Oh Idk there’s just so much cringe.

MySpace, neopets, livejournal and deviantart when it still had a pulse.

Anonymous 87450

>>86135
>what sort of stuff did you get in trouble for?
It’s happened too many times to count but it’s usually
>I like/share some video back in 2009-2012 No slurs, no blatant phobias, just old College Humor/Jenna Marbles stuff.
>Some years pass
>Some dude I’ve pissed off in my personal life does some controversy archeology and finds it
>It gets reported to whoever my school/employer is at the time
>the boss rolls their eyes, says “this again?” and has to involve HR because they have to do it
>HR tells me to delete it and reconsider my taste in men
>I move on terrorizing the world with my posts I made at 13, learning nothing.
Literally the dumbest shit. I’m not embarrassed about anything I’ve posted, it’s just annoying when people try to grasp at whatever they can to “expose” you. Scrotes (especially troons) are the worst about it, no surprise.

Anonymous 87465

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Pic is a joke, I have mixed feelings and actually enjoy it overall.

>which social media do you still have and why? what do you like about it?

I have most actually, but only post art on instagram. I do it irregularly and don't use stories often, but I feel I should throw my stuff on the net somewhere. My small group of followers are nice since the subject matter I draw has a super niche market.
Most other accounts are either by force (one friend insists on using it and only it to communicate OR I had to use it for a group project) or to hoard my username kek. Also just to keep an eye on people and developments.

>what's the most embarrassing display you've seen online?

Aside from known cows? Eh. An online art friend of mine deleted his tumblr because he was called out for having a fat fetish. Never heard from him again. RIP
In a more general sense, I feel embarrassed for the generation of teens who have affiliated their face and entire identity with their shitposting and youthful dumbassery on Tiktok.

>what was the nostalgic 'golden age' of social networking for you?

For me? 2008-2012 dA/FF.net/etc. sort of places. The net felt cozier, and was probably even nicer before that.
I also like mid-2010's tumblr despite the SJW childish nonsense. Overall I REALLY miss the ability to customize pages on bigger platforms. Even Twitter got rid of the minimal customization it had in the early days.

>>86142
>i am an artist but i dont post on social media because i feel like no one looks at it even if they do see it
This is fair. I posted about this in another thread, but recent social media art communities aren't as friendly as they used to be. Most followers don't engage with the art like back in the early 2010's…or even mid-2010's.
I've been surprised sometimes, though. My work isn't particularly good and I have <100 followers but a handful regularly like and pay attention to my characters and worldbuilding, so some people are still like this.

Anonymous 87473

>>85942
I have instagram, snapchat, reddit, and discord. I barely use them. I just like keeping up with what my friends are doing tbh.

The most embarrassing thing I've seen is probably those couples that post everything about their relationship online, and then post really cringy shit when they break up.

The golden age of social media was tumblr obviously

Anonymous 87545

>>85942
>Twitter, tiktok, Instagram
>I try to avoid politics and just stick around for the memes, I also think I'm hot enough to be one of those people who gets sponsored and while it's not even in the top 30 things I've invested my ambitions and hopes into I still post on occasion just because if it did happen, no complaints

Anonymous 87546

>>87545
Forgot the other 2, whoops.

>My cousin used to be a textbook wigger and always posted platitudes about being "a ride or die nigga" and had constant drama wars in the replies, he one time even bragged about punching an old paraplegic man in the face for laughing at him, he even made his "getting his shit together" arc hard to watch with how ridiculous and platitudinous his posts were.


>Probably when rabb.it still existed and Skype still functioned, discord just isn't for me, and I miss being able to watch things together without super awful lag. I don't know if that's what you're talking about though.

Anonymous 87698

I quit Instagram and somehow doubled my attractiveness. Go figure.

I think it was a smart move for me to escape that dysmorphia cess pit. I have a history of facial dysmorphia and it feels so good to just take a step away from that shit hole and realise these fuckers don't look like that irl. Nobody does. I walk among people and I feel like I'm above average in terms of looks



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