What’s on your mind / Was hast Du auf dem Herzen / Que está em sua Mente / Qué tienes en Mente

No one joins Facebook to be sad and lonely. Social media have made us more connected, more networked than ever, yet for all this connectivity, we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic). This Loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. Loneliness is not a matter of external conditions; it is a psychological state. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxVZYiJKl1Y We live in an ...

Are You Living a Lie / Lebst du eine Lüge / Está vivendo uma Mentira / Estás viviendo una Mentira

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90% of U.S. Internet users visit a social media site each month. Because we live in such a global Society, creating and maintaining an online presence has become most relevant in promoting your brand. Presenting our ideal selves versus our real selves has become more and more prevalent on social media platforms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EFHbruKEmw Your real Self is what you are - your attributes, ...

The great Lie / Die große Lüge / A grande Mentira / La gran Mentira

The word addiction brings to mind alcohol and drugs. Over the past 20 years, a new type of addiction has emerged: addiction to social media. It may not cause physical harms, such as those caused by tobacco and alcohol, but it has the potential to cause long term damage to your emotions, behaviour and relationships. While the ...

You lie on social Media / Du lügst in den sozialen Medien / Você mente nas Redes Sociais / Mientes en las Redes Sociales

Know that social media is loaded with sins of omission, exaggeration, and outright lies. Do not base your expectations of others on it. - Being hyper positive on social media is an issue worth pondering. One positive Facebook post on your feed will elicit someone else to have two more positive posts on theirs. This creates a ...

Social Media creates Addiction / Social Media schafft Sucht / Mídia social cria Vício / Redes sociales crean Adicción

Social media companies are deliberately addicting you to their products for financial gain. Behind every screen on your phone, there are generally a thousand engineers that have worked to try to make it maximally addicting. Innovation keeps you looking at your phone far longer than necessary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDYgbcx3I3c Addiction is defined as a harmful, persistent, and compulsive dependency to a ...

The Monopoly of Power / Das Monopol der Macht / O Monopólio do Poder / El Monopolio del Poder

Monopoly (from Greek μόνος mónos (alone or single) and πωλεῖν pōleîn (to sell)) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity. Power is the ability to influence or outright control the behavior of people. Power can be seen as evil or unjust, but the exercise of power is accepted as endemic ...

Selfie Obsessed / Selfie Besessen / Selfie Obcecado / Selfie Obsesionado

An increasing number of selfie-obsessed young women are seeking out cosmetic surgery under the guise of female empowerment. More people than ever before are getting plastic surgery. Many are doing so to look better in selfies. Patients are blaming their weird appearance in selfies as a reason to consult a plastic surgeon and seek minor or ...

The Unseen / Die Ungesehenen / Os Invisíveis / Los nunca Visto

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We ignore people who are less fortunate than ourselves, who live on the fringes of Society. We care about others 40% less than people in the 1980's did, with the biggest drop-off in Empathy occurring after the year 2000. Reasons for this drop in Empathy is mainly due the increase in media (both social and mainstream) and ...

Stop being an Idiot / Hör auf ein Idiot zu Sein / Pare de ser Burro / Deja de ser un Idiota

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There are now firms that will scrape your Facebook profile, Twitter profiles and any use of social media to create an extensive profile on you. Long before you meet your blind date for the first time, long before a company calls you in for an interview, they are reviewing your digital footprint. Is that an invasion of ...

Anti social Media / Anti social Media / Anti mídia Social / Anti redes Sociales

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Social media is such a big part of who you are and how you interact with so many people. To not have social media as an intersection with your partner would mean you are separate from a considerable chunk of your partners life. Social conversation shape everything from culture to the media cycle to your most intimate relationships. And you now spend ...

All your friends are Fake / Alle deine Freunde sind Falsch / Todos os seus amigos são Falsos / Todos tus amigos son Falsos

Scrolling through your friend's list, you think you know the person you are connected to online, but would that person call you if something tragic happened. Would you be on the list of phone calls at all. Many people have hundreds of Facebook friends. But your Facebook friends do not care about you and do not even sympathise ...

Social media is ruining your Life / Social Media ruiniert dein Leben / Mídia social está arruinando sua Vida / Las redes sociales están arruinando tu Vida

We do not live in a Communist society, inequality is a fact of life. But social media makes everything seem even more unequal than it actually is. Yes, the rich kids of Instagram are probably spending your annual salary in an evening, but the majority are those who attempt to imitate a wealthy lifestyle. It did not happen ...

All the World’s a Stage / Die ganze Welt ist eine Bühne / O mundo é um Palco / Todo el mundo es un Escenario

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You are living in an narcissistic World. You are living in an narcissistic Society. You are a narcissist. You use Facebook and other social media because you believe others are interested in what you are doing, and you want others to know what you are doing. You tag yourself in photos, and update your status frequently. The trouble with ...

You have become the Selfie Generation / Du bist die Selfie-Generation Geworden / Você se tornou a Geração Selfie / Te has convertido en la generación Selfie

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There is a new bright trend in modern Society. People value experiences over products. People are more willing to share than to own. People are shifting away from Western capitalism to Zen-Buddhist communalism.What a heart-warming vision of humanity. Is it really happening?Of course not. It is only a fantasy. We are as selfish and shallow ...

We don’t talk anymore / Wir reden nicht Mehr / Não falamos Mais / No hablamos Mas

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Why do we not talk to each other anymore, really talk to each other. What ever happened to the art of conversation. You know, When you talked and someone really listened. In todays age of technological advancement, this might all sound like a glorious inconvenience but the build up required to take a phone call whether in ...

Like Me Button / Gefällt Mir Butyon / Curta-Me Botão / Botón de Me Gusta

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It is hard to exaggerate how much the 'Like' button changed the psychology of Facebook use. What had begun as a passive way to track your friends’ lives has become now deeply interactive. Users are gambling every time they share a photo, web link, or status update.  You might dismiss it as a guilty pleasure that ...

The Loneliness Epidemic / Epidemie der Einsamkeit / A epidemia da Solidão / La epidemia de Soledad

You live in an era in which communication seems simpler than times of the past. In essence, a co-worker is one email away, a friend is one text away, and a loved one is one video chat away. Although communication is easier and faster, connection still is complicated. Despite the practical societal advancements, our technologically advanced time is ...

Too Beautiful / Zu Schön / Linda Demais / Demasiado Hermosa

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Social media in general, and Instagram particularly, has a reputation for making its users feel rubbish about themselves. Instagram is the worst platform for mental health, and social media is fuelling a mental health crisis. The more you click your way through Instagram, Facebook and so on, the greater your dissatisfaction with your own appearance becomes. You can hardly ...

Fake Profile / Gefälschtes Profil / Perfil Falso / Perfil Falso

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Social media, the first mass medium to allow you to publicly share your thoughts, feelings and life has become dangerously inauthentic. Everyone on social media is infected with the same problem: The very nature of it causes all users to be fake. You can and you do actually project an image of a life far better ...

Time well Spent / Zeit gut Verbracht / Tempo bem Gasto / Tiempo bien Gastado

Time Well Spent is a nonprofit organization which seeks to reverse what they call the digital attention crisis, caused by the brilliant minds at Google, Apple, Facebook, and elsewhere who hijack our minds. Through ever-more sophisticated manipulation techniques delivered through our mobile devices and social media features in order to capture as much attention as possible, regardless of their impact on users' quality ...

Anti-social Network / Anti-soziales Netzwerk / Rede Anti-Social / Red Antisocial

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Social media is doing no less than ripping apart the social fabric of how Society works. The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops they have created are destroying how Society works. This is not an American problem and this is not a Russian problem. This is a global problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4VW91Vl-78 Social media was used to influence elections in at least 18 ...

Social Media Silence / Social Media Stille / Mídia Social Silêncio / Redes Sociales Silencio

Even when people are physically in the same room as one another, they are updating their status, following someone on twitter, texting, sexting, checking their email, googling something someone just said, looking up a video on YouTube, posting a picture they just took – all in between sentences. We are texting when we should be ...

Out of Balance / Aus dem Gleichgewicht / Fora de Equilíbrio / Fuera de Balance

You are focused on documenting and building the history of your life, not on living the life unfolding right in front of you. It is all about the check-in, the status update, the captured moment, rather than being fully present day to day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKd2QVrQVIM Social media starts out as something you check occasionally, but before long, it takes ...