F***book lynchpin and digital godfather Mark Zuckerberg’s complete lack of respect for the attention span of the average consumer in citing quantifiable interpretive metrics plotting the waning existence of critical thinking skills as a parlor trick redundancy in entertaining the obligatory gaggle of billionaire software legends at sausage parties behind his imposing series of medieval Gothic walls, battlements and keeps, now appears on the table of elements, as a radioactive heavy metal. The maze of brick and mortar torture fortifying his Kauai exotic estate on the scale of a “Big Dig” megaproject and visible from the international space station is certainly effective in preventing access to the property by the undesirable element, but fails to contain the elitist and careless tendencies of a Silicon Valley tycoon and self-proclaimed nepionic deity facilitating societal engineering.
The toxic side effects of the social network experiment fluidic core infrastructure proliferate almost instantaneously throughout the electronic matrix, as Zuckerberg and company officials scramble and attempt to detract from the seemingly impossible list of multitudinous scandals at various states of past and present tenses. Unfortunately, the typical user of the platform is not equipped to maintain a suitable ledger tracking the various indiscretions of the company, or part ways with their account, and these two factors allows for a well-executed pivot revising the past and restoring consumer confidence to a reasonable threshold.
This week, the company is hosting a conference targeting developers, and while the emphasis of the event surrounds the unveiling of an unrealistic and unsustainable policy embracing end-user privacy, the brass is up to its insufferable vicious cycle repertoire of nonsensical deflection, reports ABC News, as a platform redesign and further convolution of the ambiguous tangled set of “Terms and Conditions” for the community persists in underwhelming fashion. Slightly change the colors on the soda can, and everyone is happy. The heavy weights of the beverage and tech industries are conspiring for world domination.
Basically, the powers that be at the rogue social network are putting their faith in the notion that a minor cosmetic surgery branding procedure will withstand the immediate backlash to the Federal Trade Commission announcing official financial sanctions, and an emphasis towards groups and not individuals, will sustain users disillusioned by the public relations fallout, and the inability to suitably oversee basic custodial duties towards sensitive data. F***book detractors are hoping that a slight reshuffling of the traditional layout will deter site growth and cause widespread stagnation hindering revenue.
While Zuckerberg allegedly touted the launch of group functions top loaded with countless features and software gadgets, the polarizing prince of the software realm managed to fire a shot across the bow of communities that are already under the status of double secret probation, such as gun clubs, hunting groups, and Second Amendment supporters, by insinuating that full moderation efforts will be in effect towards what is construed as controversial content. The blatant hypocrisy and caustic censorship directives handed down from the leadership are apparent in the example of a skeet shooting competition promotional video being automatically deleted by the infamous software bots, while disturbing footage of a toddler savagely beaten by an adult passes human moderation in a nightmarish example of just how far out of touch certain individuals are with morality. As an epidemic of “shadow banning” has inflicted the entire spectrum of mainstream social media sites in the periodic banning and limitation of conservative content, the difficulty faced by like-minded individuals on the other side of the political fence, or world class Game of Thrones style forever wall, should not be surprised when facing the predicament of witnessing reasonable messages or event disappearing into the digital vacuum.
Folks who face this predicament should realize that the more time one spends interacting on F***book or Twitter, a proportional revenue stream is generated towards the Tech lobby in attempting to compromise individual and Constitutional freedoms. Please stop feeding the adversary, and find another way to burgle time away on the smartphone that does not involve a counterproductive action. Until this simple logic is employed, Zuckerberg wins, while the rest of us toil in a wavering dumbed-down future of conformity and dominated by collectives.
Read the ABC News story here.