In search of healthier connections
Are you tired of social media? Do you find yourself frustrated with the rampant poor communication, tricks, and manipulation? You are not alone. Join the growing number of people becoming increasingly weary of social media.
Social media status
The Twitter Muskification is a disaster. Even Meta asks for a monthly fee: the offer is either a paid account to avoid advertising or a free account. If you choose the free option, Meta informs you that they will use your data for targeting. Well, targeting and data exploitation was their usual practice. They just said it openly! Then, another suggestion says: get a verification badge so your followers will know it’s really you! Perhaps those who need to feel important will be happy with it.
Among the large numbers of people who still share the recurring hoax on their account: “I do not give Facebook permission to bla bla bla…” – which makes you question human intelligence, one positive element emerged after these updates. Finally, users started opening their eyes. “Did you receive the message? Are you okay with it?”
Hey people, welcome! Yes, we received the message. And, no, we’re not okay with it! We won’t pay! Actually, we are so disappointed that we are searching for alternative opportunities to connect.
But it seems we are not alone. In fact, according to Wired, millennials (aged between 27 and 42), the first-gen social media users, are tired of being constantly connected.
Read the full article here.
“Twitter is bad (sorry, I will never refer to it as X). Instagram is overrun with ads and influencers hawking face creams and fitness tips. TikTok, what originally felt like a glossier alternative to YouTube, increasingly resembles an outlet mall full of “dupes” prizing hype over lasting influence.”
Don’t you agree?
Niche fashion & social media
Social media isn’t any more an opportunity to stay connected. That is gone. Misinformation, aggressive language, duck faces, boobs, a race to show the best bag, shoes or travels! It’s all about hate speech and toxic engagement.
And we, as tiny niche fashion online retailer for a small group of free thinkers and connoisseurs unsatisfied by mainstream fashion or fake sustainable clothes, should be happy with just showing outfits in order to sell. But that’s not us.
We aren’t on Instagram solely for marketing purposes. Our goal is to spread awareness, share knowledge and exchange thoughts. Indeed, we enjoy interacting with thoughtful individuals.
Being eternally connected, informed on any trend and absorbed in a time-consuming activity leads nowhere. In fact, people are overwhelmed and exhausted by the constant stream of information and the pressure to keep up with it all.
But, by taking a step back, we can regain control of our lives and focus on what truly matters.
Genuine connections in smaller groups
However, we believe that connecting in smaller groups can be healthier. Whether the interactions happen in person or online, smaller groups sharing respectful content develop a real sense of community.
What’s your viewpoint on this?