They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it

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If you want to learn how to be happy with “enough”, advertising is one of many obstacles to overcome on your journey. It’s like having a voice in the back of your head you’re not in control of. You may have “needs” that are not needs at all. How do you know that the desire for whatever consumer purchase you have in mind came from you and not from the mind of some advertising executive in NY? How many car commercials did you sit through during the last football game you watched? Human psychology (yes, yours too) is unfortunately easily manipulated. If it didn’t work, they wouldn’t do it.

https://fire-dad.com/2021/07/29/dont-let-yourself-be-advertised-to

As a young person very connected and reliant on the internet, I’ve kind of made peace with the fact that my data is taken and out there

Keywords: general , alexa , amazon , companies , data , facebook , google , info , internet , marketing , privacy , trust , webcam

There’s the argument that since we’re using Facebook and Gmail and stuff like that for free, our data is allowed to be collected (and used for marketing) as a trade-off, and while I guess that makes sense, it’s still kind of gross. Especially because that privacy doesn’t kick in once you do pay for an upgraded account or something. And with more and more companies just monopolizing everything like Amazon does for example, I think some have way too much info. If they get hacked, you could be screwed.

https://coolbeans4.wordpress.com/2021/04/20/online-privacy-to-care-or-not-to-care

I want to have a space on the internet which I can solely curate and which doesn’t have any pressure to publish a particular type of content which most social platforms tend to push you towards to get engagement

Keywords: blog , newblog

Also, it provides me with something to think about and do during the lockdown, and hopefully give me the motivation to finish, or at least continue, the few personal projects I want to complete.

https://lawtons.blog/2021/02/14/started-a-blog

Social media collects all kinds of data on people and then uses that data to manipulate behavior

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Social media users are thus pawns of all manner of salesmen and autocrats. They are brainwashed to want, fear and believe what corrupt and nefarious forces want them to believe in order to expand those forces’ wealth and power.

https://richardsteventhomas.wordpress.com/2020/12/10/12-10-20-my-answer-to-the-social-dilemma-poetry-essay-socialmedia-art-criticalthinking-education-humanity

To be so in-tune with others’ energies, through the use of body language, tone, and something ethereal that I don’t understand is a way we can protect ourselves, and experiencing enough trauma can hone this perception of energy shifts

Keywords: miscellaneous , energy , love , manifesting , psychology , ptsd , sex , sexual abuse , therapy , trauma

Someone extremely close to me calls this manipulation the “World as Myth” or pantheistic solipsism, which is when certain writers bring things and events to existence through their minds.

https://bambooandbananas.org/journal-entry-20