This is how SOCIAL MEDIA FOOLS YOU | Hindi Video | An Open Letter

Technology is making you Dumb Every platform has a single aim That you stop thinking about yourself Earlier, when the groceries from our homes got finished People made plans to go to market Or order them in the market and it was delivered in 3-4 days Nowadays it is delivered in 10 minutes Why think unnecessarily? Earlier, before consuming anything People used to research about the product Or search the relatable video Nowadays people use to get auto-recomm enda tion And reels gets scrolled on their own Why think unnecessarily? Earlier, before making any opinion At least, People use to research on various websites To know the actual facts And nowadays instant and readymade opinions are available on Twitter Just you need to agree to those opinions Life today is like a 2-minute noodle And all this is because of technology So, let's understand today Why is this happening? How is this happening? And I will be giving you a small model or criteria By which you can do a test on yourself To know by what extent you are affected by this First of all, let's understand why is this happening? If any visit any of the social media platforms And observe its basic design They are trying to enable the amount of time you spend on them And for this, developers have created echo chambers These eco chambers essentially try to trap you in a loop So that you get a lot of opinions based on your agreement with the confirmation Bias And this will make your confirmation bias very strong And when it gets remarkably strong Then you will keep wasting your time fighting with others And these social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube have a good strategy for this And the second reason is Our society has always remained like You should always agree to others opinions, why think yourselves In our homes when someone elder tells something
then the youngers are told to listen as he is elder You can't disagree with the elder person He has gained experience We don't say that he can be wrong We don't talk about critical thinking And if you take admission in any school or educational institution There too you learn about rote learning Rote memorize and agree to the teacher's opinions Why think on your own? Why develop critical thinking? And after developing this in ourselves because of all these education systems and societal impressions We implement this in the future And this further enables technologies Now, if you want to test this on yourself Then you can do it easily I will ask you a question Let's take the example of Twitter Its a social media platform How do you see Twitter as a social media platform? I am sure there will be many people who would say Twitter is used for political talks And some would say Twitter is used for conversations on start-ups And some would say it is the place for Web-3 or crypto users But it is not like that Twitter can be understood as a town In which all these are small Streets And in which Street you would live It will be decided by the people you follow Now here is a small experiment Make a new and fresh Twitter account And follow only a limited number of people say 10 And all these 10 people must be very influential people in their respective fields Suppose if you understand politics Then you would be aware of the terms left-wing and right-wing You go and follow 10 influential people from the left-wing You can also follow 10 influential people from the right-wing Which are think are the most influential or agree to your confirmation bias Now, when you would start using that account in which you follow those 10 people You would start engaging with their posts Then Twitter, on its own, also shows you posts of the people with which those 10 people engage They liked any post Or wrote any comment anywhere Or retweeted any tweet And with Twitter, we get one more feature in which it gives a recommendation Of accounts which you should follow On the basis of whom you follow Run this experiment for a month And you would find that the account in which you have followed 10 people from the left-wing The whole of the feed is filled with the posts of the same thought Process So, the confirmation bias which started earlier Would now be converted into a strong opinion And if have made the Twitter account by following people from the right-wing Then also the results would be same Now, with those strong opinions which have been made by you Will initiate your quarrels with others But take a pause here Think once Were those strong opinions literally yours? Or those were the borrowed opinions? You have only agreed to others by listening to them And because you are continuously shown the same content You started making those opinions yours That's why this is called a thought bubble or an echo chamber You become a part of this echo chamber And because I have told you this and if you start using this experiment Then maybe you would think somewhat consciously But we are not at all conscious of our biases We literally Don't know what our biases are And when this happens subconsciously on are larger scale With a lot of people Then this becomes problematic And I am not at all pinpointing twitter This all happens on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and every social media platform It is easier to run this experiment on Twitter So, according to me, you should definitely try this experiment Now, before I march ahead in the video I am sure a lot of people must be thinking like Oh Shit! 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If you are interested in this Then the link is given in the description Go and explore this platform Show them some love from our side Till you do this we head back to the video And if you are like this doesn't bother me I am not getting affected by this to such an extent Wait and give me a minute And I would tell you how badly this can affect you But before this, I should say one more thing It is not like technology will ruin everything When technology started enabling all this When these started to offer us convenience Then the only purpose was that we should not waste our time on useless things Like in 2022 you don't carry a map along with you If are traveling from Delhi to Kolkata then you would not use a map to find the way Google Maps can easily help you with this And nowadays you don't memorize the phone numbers of people All phone numbers are saved on your mobile phones Right? So, that you don't waste time all these useless things which can be replaced Rather you invest your muscle memory in useful and good deeds This can be a good counterargument But if you look at this realistically Are you able to invest your muscle memory in good deeds? Because most of the time it is like We have purchased some convenience And lost our control So, this creates a problematic situation Let me give you some statistics An adult looks at his/her smartphone 150 times a day And a person in their 20s receives on an average 4000 messages on his phone per month These notifications are like drugs Which knock doors of your smartphone screen on a per-minute basis Look at me, give me your time and concentration And this regular distraction in a long run Tunes your mind in a way that can be destructive if you are using this carelessly You must be consuming a lot of information But would you be able to retain that information? This is a big question We are able to look at many things But how attentively we are watching something? This is a big question We are gaining a lot of experiences But can you feel those experiences deeply? This is a big question And all these questions are asked by a few Which are very important to be asked The second thing is technology creates an illusion of intimacy And realistically there is a situation of deep solitude If you write anything on social media Your followers react, like, or message you for that Then you feel like you are always surrounded by a lot of people Who are regularly listening to you or reacting to your posts And accepting that But here is the truth In reality, you are sitting in a corner of your room with dimmed lights staring at your mobile phone screen Observing yourself like a third person is a very weird experience But if you try to do it Then you would find that this is an illusion of intimacy And in reality, there is a deep solitude And if you observe at a larger scale Then technology is changing our democracies as well It is re-engineering them De-platforming some politicians Manipulating votes by manipulating data You must have heard about the case of Cambridge Analytica A very interesting documentary "The Social Dilemma" is available on Netflix Where all these are depicted beautifully A movie called "Brexit" is also available Where Cambridge Analytica and other relatable cases are demonstrated beautifully How after collecting data from some specific places of some specific person Technology can manipulate their votes by showing some targeted ads And this was the case from the past 2 to 3 years In the era of technology, one year is equal to 10 years That's how fast we are progressing So, we need to think a bit about where this is carrying us to? These were the problems You may ask me the solution The solution is somewhat complex But you can implement it in the long run If you have watched this video carefully Then I have told you one thing You have given the control and took the convenience We just need to reverse it a little bit Take some control back You would face some inconvenience Cope up with that Get cautious about social media and technology Look, I love technology I love social media My every video runs on social media How I can reach you? I would have engaged only 10-15 people if social media was not available But you need to be somewhat cautious in using this And if can't be cautious At least get conscious Understand your biases Which things affect you? What are your opinions? Why you took a particular decision? Whatever be your decision or opinion Wait for a second and think Why did I do that? Why did I feel this way about this? And that's it A process will start from there Which will sort out your life a lot in the long run So, these were my views on this topic I hope this video would be helpful for you If you liked this video then share it among your friends And if you disagree with something in this video Which is very important At least think about this video a little bit If you disagree tell me in the comment section Subscribe to this channel for more such videos ahead And don't forget to check out Coding Ninjas, the link is given in the description And I will meet you in the next interesting video Till then take care of yourselves JAI HIND VANDE MATARAM OUTRO

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