Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Anonymous Shares a Message for 2018 That Will Change the Way You Look at Social Media


(Arjun Walia) Social media has changed tremendously within the past few years. Not only have social networks been used to “connect” the world in several different ways, they’ve also come at a tremendous cost, as discussed in the video below which was recently released by Anonymous.


Related: Anonymous Sends Another Strong Message: “This is Unlike Anything We Have Ever Seen”

Source - CollectiveEvolution

by Arjun Walia, January 7th, 2018


The video features several snippets from two former major Facebook executives, Chamath Palihapitiya and Sean Parker.

In it, they discuss the real implications of Facebook that are probably unbelievable to some people. These are the, as I like to call, “little big things” that we’re not really aware of, and when presented with this type of information, it’s common for one to roll their eyes because sometimes it’s so out of left field.

Why? I’m not sure, what they say makes perfect sense and given who these people are and where they’ve worked, they obviously know a thing or two about the platform

Another strong point here is that sentiment like this doesn’t receive much attention from mainstream media, which is another indicator of why one should be looking into it.

What is social media today? It’s created an environment where some, not all, are starving for likes and attention. We constantly share parts of our lives with others, so we ourselves can be seen. It’s a total ego trip for the most part, but others do use it for genuine purposes other than attention grabbing.




At the same time, social media became a great platform to share information that’s not presented in the mainstream. Whether it be important scientific papers that’ve been published on GMOs or vaccines, social media has brought light into several worlds of darkness.

Information started going super viral, and it wasn’t uncommon for popular alternative independent media outlets to see a couple million people on their site by mid-afternoon.

Sharing of classified documents, government corruption, and creating awareness on technologies, ideas and innovation were at the forefront of independent media. More people were becoming aware of false flag terrorism. There are important publications out there that would never have seen the light of day if it wasn’t for social media, like the multiple studies that’ve been published in major science and engineering studies that conclude, without a doubt, that the twin towers were brought down by controlled demolition.

You can find those studies linked within multiple articles that we’ve published on 9/11.

There are several examples from multiple areas that affect multiple aspects of human life. This was huge, because prior to the birth of social media, information and our source for learning about what’s really happening on our planet was controlled by a small group of people and the corporations they run.

That being said, social media also created the birth of outlets spreading fake news. This can’t really be denied, we’re talking about sites making claims that provide absolutely no sources at all, or sources that can’t really be deemed credible. A lot of people were making a lot of money on Facebook, while at the same time spreading tremendous amounts of false information.



This resulted, as well as a few other factors, in Facebook changing their algorithms. The spread of new information is now not as prominent as it once was as the result of censorship of information.

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden said it best, the solution here is not to censor what people read but rather teaching people how to think critically:

“The problem of fake news isn’t solved by hoping for a referee but rather because we as participants, we as citizens, we as users of these services help each other…The answer to bad speech is not censorship. The answer to bad speech is more speech. We have to exercise the idea that critical thinking matters now more than ever, given the fact that lies seem to be getting very popular.” (source)(source)

At the end of the day, platforms like Facebook are sovereign. They can do as they please and have every right to do so. When it comes to the search for truth and information, if people are really interested in finding out what’s going on, they’ll look.

The main point here is to question your use of social media. It’s not natural, and the amount of screen time we spend on these networks is creating problems with us and our children that we’re just starting to recognize.

The power is in our own hands. We have the choice; we as people, as parents and as friends have the choice to voice our concern, and limit our own use. It’s the same thing as junk food, we always have the choice. What seems unfair, however, is like junk food, these platforms play with our brain chemistry, thus shaping our perceptions, manipulating our chemistry and sometimes making our decisions for us.

Something to think about as you watch the video below…


About the Author

I joined the CE team in 2010 shortly after finishing university and have been grateful for the fact that I have been able to do this ever since :) There are many things happening on the planet that don't resonate with me, and I wanted to do what I could to play a role in creating change. It's been great making changes in my own life and creating awareness and I look forward to more projects that move beyond awareness and into action and implementation. So stay tuned :) arjun@collective-evolution.com

_________________________
Stillness in the Storm Editor's note: Did you find a spelling error or grammar mistake? Do you think this article needs a correction or update? Or do you just have some feedback? Send us an email at sitsshow@gmail.com with the error, headline and urlThank you for reading.
________________________________________________________________
Question -- What is the goal of this website? Why do we share different sources of information that sometimes conflicts or might even be considered disinformation? 
Answer -- The primary goal of Stillness in the Storm is to help all people become better truth-seekers in a real-time boots-on-the-ground fashion. This is for the purpose of learning to think critically, discovering the truth from within—not just believing things blindly because it came from an "authority" or credible source. Instead of telling you what the truth is, we share information from many sources so that you can discern it for yourself. We focus on teaching you the tools to become your own authority on the truth, gaining self-mastery, sovereignty, and freedom in the process. We want each of you to become your own leaders and masters of personal discernment, and as such, all information should be vetted, analyzed and discerned at a personal level. We also encourage you to discuss your thoughts in the comments section of this site to engage in a group discernment process. 

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." – Aristotle

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Stillness in the Storm, the authors who contribute to it, or those who follow it. 

View and Share our Images
Curious about Stillness in the Storm? 
See our About this blog - Contact Us page.

If it was not for the gallant support of readers, we could not devote so much energy into continuing this blog. We greatly appreciate any support you provide!

We hope you benefit from this not-for-profit site 

It takes hours of work every day to maintain, write, edit, research, illustrate and publish this blog. We have been greatly empowered by our search for the truth, and the work of other researchers. We hope our efforts 
to give back, with this website, helps others in gaining 
knowledge, liberation and empowerment.

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; 
not going all the way, and not starting." — Buddha

If you find our work of value, consider making a Contribution.
This website is supported by readers like you. 

[Click on Image below to Contribute]


Support Stillness in the Storm