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CarolKing

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I’ve only been on social media a little mostly on VA and another message board. Just a tiny bit on FB. It seems like FB is a good thing on one hand but it also does so much bad too. Great for families and friends to keep in contact all over the world. Wonderful for folks in the service. I hope this thread doesn’t get too political. That’s not why I posted this. I am alarmed by all the misinformation
and fabrications.

It seems to have gotten way out of control. Remember the saying you can’t yell fire in a theater.
 

Basement Farmer

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I’ve only been on social media a little mostly on VA and another message board. Just a tiny bit on FB. It seems like FB is a good thing on one hand but it also does so much bad too. Great for families and friends to keep in contact all over the world. Wonderful for folks in the service. I hope this thread doesn’t get too political. That’s not why I posted this. I am alarmed by all the misinformation
and fabrications.

It seems to have gotten way out of control. Remember the saying you can’t yell fire in a theater.
Social media is what you make of it. I just unfollow any of my 'friends' or feeds that make my shit list.....which is usually something political. To me it's like engaging with someone regarding religion, no one is going to change the others mind, so why bother?


I mostly use FB to archive my photos....and to waste time at work sonce I have no true friends. But yeah, sometimes you just have to walk away. As they say: no one died and made you the fucktard whisperer
 

Baron23

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I do some forum stuff but otherwise view so called social media as a cesspool of vacuous blather. Twitter in particular.
 

deep_meditation

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For me, all of it started “back in the day” when I was a 12 year old socially inept kid who received a 300 baud modem as a gift. And then I discovered BBS’s and Fidonet.

I’ve been done with all of the never ending debates for a long time. I have an Instagram account that I pretty much use to view stupid memes. I was more active on Facebook but now use it for support related to health issues.

It will always be dangerous for kids at so many levels. The bullying is bad enough. And then there are the predators and dangerous types. I guess there’s also all the vanity too.

Where would all of these pretty catalog model types be if they were stuck with monochrome monitors, ASCII art, and dot matrix porn.
 

CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
Twitter Partners With Feds On Campaign Flagging ‘Marijuana’ Searches While Giving ‘Alcohol’ A Pass

Published
10 hours ago
on
September 10, 2020
By
Kyle Jaeger

Twitter is partnering with a federal drug agency to promote substance misuse treatment resources when users of the social media platform search for “marijuana” or certain other substance-related keywords—but no such health warning appears with results for alcohol-connected terms.
In collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Twitter this week began adding a notification above relevant tweets on select drug terms that says, “If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, you are not alone.” It directs users to SAMHSA’s help line and website.

Drug policy reform advocates have pointed out that this messaging perpetuates stereotypes about drug use, indicating that any interest in these substances signals that users may have a problem warranting treatment. But it’s also the case that there’s an abundance of reasons that people might enter “marijuana” into a search beyond looking for ways to score some of the product for use, including wanting to follow relevant news on public policy debates about its legalization. And besides, the vast majority of people who consume cannabis are not addicted to or dependent on it and aren’t likely to appreciate the suggestion that they may need professional help.

While promoting substance misuse treatment isn’t necessarily problematic in and of itself, advocates are pushing back about the fact that Twitter chose to peg these notices to cannabis and other currently illegal drugs in particular while it allows alcohol brands to be promoted on its platform. Here’s what happens when you search for “vodka,” for example.
 
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CarolKing

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Search and rescue personnel from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office look for the possible remains of a missing resident in a mobile home park on September 11, 2020, in Ashland, Oregon.


Search and rescue personnel from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office look for the possible remains of a missing resident in a mobile home park on September 11, 2020, in Ashland, Oregon.
(CNN)The blame game over the Oregon wildfires is playing out across social media, and Facebook says it's stepping in to tackle some of the false claims circulating on its platform.
Law enforcement agencies have been flooded with calls about online rumors that members of Antifa, an anti-fascist, often far-left-wing movement, were arrested for setting fires across the state.

"Reports that extremists are setting wildfires in Oregon are untrue," the FBI Portland said in a tweet Friday.
Since the FBI and other law enforcement agencies confirmed the claims are false, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said the platform will work to remove the rumors.


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A woman surveys the damage to a home owned by her son in a mobile home park on September 11, 2020 in Ashland, Oregon.


A woman surveys the damage to a home owned by her son in a mobile home park on September 11, 2020 in Ashland, Oregon.
"This is consistent with our past efforts to remove content that could lead to imminent harm given the possible risk to human life as the fires rage on," Stone said about the decision.
Big Tech has been facing tremendous pressure in recent years to tackle the spread of misinformation on their platforms.

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what a bunch of BS. It’s called global warning. Unfortunately some people have actually been starting fires but it’s been regular crazy people doing it. Not an organization. The air is so think here I can’t go outside to go for a walk. I don’t even want to go out to water my plants.
 
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CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
Teenagers and young people fall for such crazy stuff! Don’t file your yer teeth. There’s a reason they aren’t completely even. Gives me a headache even thinking about filing my teeth.

I wiil have to admit when I was 8 months pregnant I did pee on Draino to see if I was going to have a boy or girl. It was so stinky! We had to spend an hour outside because it was so bad. We laughed a lot about that. I do understand. Someone told me it was a good idea. It was suppose to turn a certain color for a boy or a girl. I turned brown. :BangHead:Probably my best friend suggested it!:angel2:



ssy_self/Tiktok) TikTok is filled with lots of weird and wonderful beauty hacks, from curling your hair with a dressing gown belt to creating your own freckles with fake tan.

However, a recent trend doing the rounds has left dental professionals worried. One of the latest beauty hacks on the platform sees people filing their teeth down with a nail file, to make them appear more even. Dentists have expressed concern for this new DIY procedure and many professionals on TikTok have even posted videos about the dangers around it. ADVERTISEMENT Top articles by Metro Woman whose angry eczema itching was so bad she needed sleeping pills swears by Sunny Sihra, lead dentist and owner of the Simply Teeth Clinic, tells Metro.co.uk: ‘
Filing down your teeth using a nail file is incredibly damaging and could cause permanent damage to the tooth structure as well as the enamel around the edge of the tooth.
You cannot regrow tooth enamel, so the damage is irreversible. ‘Any cosmetic contouring should only be done by a professional with appropriate sterilised instruments.’
Sunny goes on to explain the repercussions which could occur, as a result of DIY tooth filing. He adds: ‘You may have to seek professional dental treatment to help repair any damage.


Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/17/dent...teeth-nail-files-tiktok-13285959/?ito=cbshare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/
 
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