Social media has given idiots a platform to share their idiocy. They're no longer confined to fringe pockets at the edge of society and they're emboldened when seeing they're not alone. People have always been dumb but now they're no longer ashamed of their stupidity and instead of being ignored or mocked into silence they reinforce each other in a vicious cycle. Social media is the path to idiocracy, with stops at populism, racism, bigotry and xenophobia along the way.
ive been using internet since windows 3.1 on a 28k, BBS, newsgroup, etc. In 93/94 I believe. .. .. .. .. .. internet has now become a cancerous shit for society since its become cheaper and more accessible to kids and dumb people. and social media has only made this worse.
I believe it's called Social Proof, if other people behave and think the same way as you, then your behavior is valid, even if it's stupid. "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups." - George Carlin
Which he said confidently on Twitter....
Cause im not stupid, i am smart! Am i rigth felow smartzz? Please like me and my post...
Feeling confident, aren't you?
Methinks the blue checkmark doth protest too much.
It did democratise information, though. That's one of the effects.
What it did was giving governments more power to control people through propaganda.
So what you're saying is that it literally democratized information...