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The Toxic Impact of Quantifying Every Aspect of Our Lives

“Social media has created an artificial pecking order and manufactured consent on the definition of status. The more fans, friends or followers you have the higher you are in the pecking order, and the greater your status.”

The Toxic Impact of Quantifying Every Aspect of Our Lives

The Toxic Impact of Quantifying Every Aspect of Our Liveshttps://medium.com/@skooloflife/the-toxic-impact-of-quantifying-every-aspect-of-our-lives-92cca4e8448fWhen we start seeing people as numbers, we’ve voluntarily chosen to quantify or our humanity.

Angel’s Pizza! The Pizza from Hell – stay away! Far, far away!

After seeing this photo proudly posted on Angel’s Pizza’s web site, I am no longer surprised that their product and service is aligned with murderous criminality – the worst our country has ever seen in this modern age of lightning fast, fake news.

Having been convinced (Gullible? Generous?) to avail of “promo coupons” that would have usually offered significant savings for pizza-craving Ninja Turtle fans – I ventured into my first reception with The Pizzeria Formerly Known as Domino’s.

It was a bad first experience. Very, very bad! Here’s the letter I sent them after I cancelled my order then enjoyed a warm, fresh, succulent feast from Shakey’s:

I have given your customer service personnel attending to your 922-2222 number two suggestions after having tried, in vain, to see if your web site supports your Great Ideas coupon promo. I have been busy filling up your online order form to pass the time and perhaps ease the burden of information overload with names, email addresses, house addresses, card numbers, phone numbers, and whatnot.

#1. Your web site knows nothing about your promo. #2. I’ve seen better food photography from Instagram posts made with mobile phones. #3. Your web site just suddenly decided to end the information request and thanked me for my order! Read up on UX (User Experience) for the web.

#4. Then upon receiving your callback about my online order, and going through all the motions with the names, email addresses, house addresses, card numbers, phone numbers, etc., I was informed that it would take 1 hour and 45 mins for my order to reach my house. I informed her that this was pizza, not fine dining!

You are redefining what fast food was designed for! Anyway, I asked what hours I should order so as not to overwhelm your kitchen, and I was (Horrors!) informed not to order anytime between 11am and 8pm! Are you sure you’re in the right industry?

I will, eventually, get my money back from your Great Ideas coupon promo but sadly, everyone within shouting, speaking, and whispering distance, and that includes the entire gamut of social media, will hear about this. You should have prepared before venturing gung ho into the void of fastfood consumerism! Good luck!

Your Facebook Messenger app is about to be filled with ads

Your Facebook Messenger app is about to be filled with ads | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/12/facebook-messenger-app-adverts?utm_content=buffer982b8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferAfter forcing Facebook users to switch to a separate Messenger app to continue chatting, the social network is about to start pushing adverts on those using the function. Facebook said on Tuesday that it was testing advertising on its Messenger app globally as the world’s largest social media company looks to further monetise its popular chat service, which has 1.2 billion monthly users.

Trolling victim takes neo-Nazi website to court

Can a lawsuit take down The Daily Stormer? - CNET

Can a lawsuit take down The Daily Stormer? – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/taking-trolls-to-court-lawsuit-targets-the-daily-stormer/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756The victim of a troll attack is hoping a lawsuit against The Daily Stormer could send a message to trolls everywhere. It’s hard to sue an anonymous troll, and big social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, are protected by the Communications Decency Act. The act protects online services and businesses from being held accountable for what their users say or do on them. “We have to establish what is right as we grow into this new online society and make a very clear statement to hate groups that they can’t do this to people,” Tanya Gersh said.

Facebook and Twitter being used to manipulate public opinion

Facebook and Twitter being used to manipulate public opinion – report | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/19/social-media-proganda-manipulating-public-opinion-bots-accounts-facebook-twitter?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=231410&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Nine-country study finds widespread use of social media for promoting lies, misinformation and propaganda by governments and individuals, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed.