Someone sent me a link to an IDC paper. I wanted to tear my brain out.
I’m feeling fatigued by social media and data mining for marketing purposes. There is no use for it to be a movement, just a way to convince us to buy more of what we already like.
Yes I realise this is a social media forum I’m writing on. I always hoped that the Internet would be a tool to share and discuss the great polemics.
I don’t know if I see the dialogue getting better. I see far more polarity because people use what we put out there to continue to pander to us. Rather than really try to change.
And I even feel slightly more intolerant of opposing views. I used to be patient. Now it all bubbles up. Because there’s so much more hatred.
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I’m a cyclist, a driver, a pedestrian, and a public transportation commuter. I think it’s best to live all in harmony. There are awful cyclists who are bullies. But the same goes for all other commuters.
The man above had one possibly good point about available bike racks, but it’s lost within his vitriol.
To circle back, do you think data mining for commerce will be used to engage him to find a common solution? Or will it just pander to his beliefs?
His Facebook is completely open. He lobbies for the ‘typical’ conservative ideological practices. And I’d be happy to listen, but it’s tiring when the voice is so strident.
Maybe it’s time to get off the grid.