Why every social media site is a dumpster fire

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にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien : Uploaded 1 minutes ago, 9 view, 8 like 4 dislike Sigh, at least watch the video first even just little bit geez

pokepress : I wish social media had a “I don’t necessarily agree 100% with this, but it made me think” button.

JotTheMan : Calls All Social Medias Dumpster Fires, Plugs their Twitter and Facebook in the description

5KYM0L3CUL3 : Only vine can save us now

Joey Sunseri : This is all a big plan to get people to use LinkedIn

Politics : Social media is cancer now. Let's just admit it, folks. The honeymoon is over. The masses have adopted social media and turned it into a shitshow where fake news is everywhere. Everyone is shouting and no one can be heard. Once the masses of society adopt something, you know it's time to go.

citronm1 : This is an excellent video.

RaKuu : Just take anything you read with a pinch of salt. No single media outlet is exempt from bias.

KYYC edits : I like how he uses examples of red and blue and his shirt is both red and blue

Siddharth Panigrahi : Never had I expected that the things which were initially designed to bring people together is actually pushing them farther. I miss those good old NOKIA and it's "Connecting People" days.

King Naga : Social Media hasn't increased the spread of racism, it's merely allowed what's left to coordinate better and be louder. They are still a dying breed all the same.

Melvin Coutrier : I blame reality tv for reshaping our generations minds to shift more towards drama than intelligent, and dignified debates.

N. Altman : This video is unusually self-aware, but it came across as tone deaf because all examples of echo chambers in action were Republicans maligning Democrats. I assume this video intends to suggest echo chambers exist on all sides of the political spectrum, but the many demonstrations and examples given in this video don't appear to support this. Perhaps this is just an oversight. However, given further thought; as a YouTube video from a mainstream or institutional content provider (Vox), tone deafness is a critical mistake. Institutional media (which arguably includes Vox) is on balance more closely aligned with Democrats and frequently maligns Republicans (naturally, whether readers agree with this statement will depend on the extent that they are insulated by an echo chamber, the very topic of this video - but I'll be the first to say that empirical research in this area is lacking). Moreover if today's news from the Hill is credible, it may indeed be that YouTube algorithms are not ambivalent to one's political views. If that's true, then the echo chambers are not equal by design and the examples in this video are to some degree inappropriate. In any case, YouTube algorithms aside, my point is that open mindedness tends to fall flat when there's any semblance of partisan subterfuge. (Caveat, this comment assumes this video was intended to be unbiased.)

Hardcore Panda : its all about making money from gullible fans. like alex jones fan buying his hormone powders.

Napoleon I Bonaparte : The only place that isn’t a dumpster fire is *PornHub*

Zectifin : Enlightened centrism

Ainan Kashif : 4chan might be the only site where being a dumpster fire is inherent within the site conduct It's beautiful

Juil : "The problem is me!" Has Vox become self aware? *Exclusively shows conservative bias. Why do I even hope?

Nidhi Bhargava : These platforms are exposing all sorts of facts about human race. This side too is a part of it, whether we like it or not. In offline cultures, we act in accordance, however a lot of conflict and so called 'oddness' emerges out of a lack of coherence between who we are and how we act. We can use the insights from the above video to learn more about ourselves if we can keep the judgements aside on both, the platform and the audience.

Ioannis Morakis : Remember when our parents used to tell us not to believe everything we read online, now we have to tell them that

Breyonna Morgan : They took Tumblr too.

Victoria Pires : Thr best way to inform yourself is to read suff outside the news cycle. Read about economic history science etc. You can detect a lot of bullshit (from both sides) that way.

Christopher R McCallum : Liked this video. So what you are saying is that, people watching social network sites, like this one (youtube), will choose controversial, "hate" filled, information videos. That they will in turn, pass on these extremist views to others. Finally, they will avoid looking for a variety of balanced, moderate, information that gives views contrary to their own. What percentage of youtube viewers behaving this way?

Maja L : The music in this video is too much

Muuro : This is MySpace's time to shine and return to prominence.

Bennie the Pooh : I agree with the whole echo chamber part but all of the examples you showed after that were right-wingers like Milo, Alex Jones, Toni Lauren, etc. That implies it’s only an issue on the right, when the left greatly suffers from it as well

Optimus JudyHopps : I don't like fake news and Russian trolls.

hsiF A : I would like to complement the previous video for being an actual masterpiece. I completely understand why you would disable comments, but I must complement it somehow.

Allen Wang : Hey, just use Reddit. Freshest memes, filter out what you want, and just remember to stay away from r/latestagecapitalism.

Senlove7k : IF YOU HATE VOX, STILL WATCH THIS VIDEO. It's still kinda biased but it covers a very interesting concept that everyone should consider regardless of political affiliation.

NPC 10143 : No need to define fake news or hate speech. They can only be identified by our tech masters and politicians so long as they don't support orange man.

Mikhail Shuganov : Brilliant job, high quality content. Thank you, Vox.

AriTheAimBot : its a dumpster fire because vox is on it

GoNeck Yourself : Everything America creates, everything it touches, withers and dies.

Tao Dai : “Everything popular is wrong.” ― Oscar Wilde

Daniel Walls : These products need to improve on their way they profit in the sense that they are no longer dependent from advertising. Which is hard to achieve of course. In order to keep providing service and value they needed to employ this income strategy, if not, they wouldn't be working anymore. What you see, consume, reproduce and "criticize" it's really only your decision and reflects what you care about and how you think. So easy to blame others. Just don't.

Toast Music : Demonetized

Dr. Whiskers 2 : You forgot Snapchat 😏

Thingsyourollup : These sites are definitely bad news. And addictive. I quit facebook back in October after I finally became fed up with all the outrage cycles and the crap and clickbait forced into my news feed hit a critical mass to the point that I would actually have to navigate directly to someone's page just to see if they've posted anything. Facebook was even burying posts my own mother was making. After I quit and deleted the app I swear I had withdrawal symptoms. For the first couple weeks after I deleted the app I kept picking up my phone and just looking at the home screen. Flipping back and fourth a bit until I realized I had nothing to do on there and put it down again.. Then came the anxiety of feeling like I would lose contact with all my friends and family. Then, by November, a weird thing started happening. I found I had more free time to do other things I enjoy like cooking and playing video games. I procrastinated less, got more housework done and kept up with it better, and I argued with people less. As for the friends and family, after you're off facebook for over a month, all of a sudden they start calling and texting you again instead of just messaging you on FB. Nothing truly important ever happens on social media and the sooner people realize this the better. Just waiting for the day when Facebook is as irrelevant as Myspace. I wont even get started on YouTube and the way it will recommend the same videos over and over again even if you tell it you're not interested. Unlike facebook, youtube can actually be useful so it's just a matter of not clicking on the videos and just moving on.

B B : It’s impossible to have civil discussions on social media. As soon as you post a civilized comment that someone don’t like, you’re immediately attacked with personal insults. It’s disgusting.

Nadia Janssen : Sooo...... Are there any alternatives????

Kioerrr : Anyone else find it ironic that there twitter account they used to explain this stuff was VERY rebuplican

Oldsoul853 : And thus social media Is bringing about the end of the humanity as we know it.

Nunovia Gottdamnedbizzness : Isn't Vox basically the online branch of the Washington Post, another Main stream dinosaur that spews nothing but fake news and anti Trump. Propaganda?

Domenic D : So facebook is actually bombarding you with party propaganda (from your preferred political party), and completely erasing any other political viewpoint from your feed. And then we ask ourselves why society has become so polarised ....

Amol Verma : I mean, this is kinda biased, but its so true!

TWIOCH : This is also why Facebook never gave us a dislike button, even though we all said we wanted it.

Epsilon Jay ɛɈ : Can we all just go back to using MySpace again?

madeline cruz : I am still happy Alex Jones was banned

Danika Fernandez : I guess the tactic of using strong, opinionated statements worked on me. I saw 'dumpster fire' and quickly clicked on the video. Oh well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯