Social Media: it was never meant for our entertainment

Dr. John Reizer

If we go back and look at the beginning of Internet social media platforms, we can see that rudimentary forms of the technology can be traced to the 1970s. In 1973, Talkomatic was introduced by Dave Woolley and Douglas Brown at the University of Illinois. It became prevalent amongst online users of the Plato system. 

As the years passed, various improvements were made to online social media applications. In 1999, the Bulletin board system was introduced for the first time, and it allowed users to connect to a terminal.

On September 11, 2001, one of the most horrific terrorist attacks ever committed against the United States and the American people took place in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.

Many people believe in various alternative (conspiracy) theories regarding that historic day instead of the government’s published account of what transpired. Some believe that Americans traded their rights to privacy on that particular morning to gain more perceived government security and protection.

At this point, the United States Department of Defense had DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) create a new office known as the IAO (Information Awareness Office). The IAO’s logo (featured below) pretty much tells you what they were looking to accomplish concerning their relationship with American citizens. They wanted to spy on everybody, and the way they decided to do this was through social media platforms.

After 2001, a huge spike can be observed concerning online social media usage. Windows MessengerWindows XPFriendster,  LinkedInMySpaceSkype, and Facebook were all introduced, and the world has never been the same since.

If you think about it, there is no better way to spy on an unsuspecting public than by having the government finance social media companies and get their applications to become front and center for everybody to see and want to download. It was an ingenious plan because the technology is addicting and an open invitation for the general public to voluntarily spill their guts about their private lives.

Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking that Internet social media applications were designed and rolled out for our entertainment. They were created to spy on citizens worldwide. The success of the technology has been instrumental in allowing the few who control the many the opportunity to have a strategic window to view the trends and movement of the human herd.

One thought on “Social Media: it was never meant for our entertainment

  1. Lisa December 23, 2021 / 8:30 pm

    I have resisted tecnology. Facebook came out to the public in 2006. I refused to have anything to do with for a long time. But I have now been on it for the last two years. Although I mostly only use it now to occasionally share photos with distant relatives and friends. Plus, posting just a couple of things I have taken from nofakenews over the past year.

    But most my social media is just right here on nofakenews. Altough I do read from other Facebook groups I have joined.
    Plus, I do not even know what most of the other types of social media are. Such as Instagram, twitter etc. And I really don’t want to know.
    I had even wanted to resist email when it first came about. I got all panicky the first time I needed to send an email. Although I definitely do not have a problem with that anymore. And I like texting now too.

    This tecnology boom feels like it came about overnight. It feels like just yesterday that I was still using rotary phones instead of having a handy cell phone in my pocket.
    And I admit it. I am addicted to the thing now, along with my tablet and computer. And the youth probably cannot imagine a world without it.
    However, I am resisting a 5G cell phone. I hope my cheap little smart tracfone will hold out!
    That is what I am using right now. Most of my posts are all done using one finger.

    Yep, the controlling powers knew what they were doing when they handed us magical contraptions to play with. Providing us with a little fun and entertainment has given them the opportunity to keep their eyes and ears hovering over us at all times!

    Lisa

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