create a story
… on facebook.
Everyone on facebook has seen that “Create a story” push. Well, I am not much for creating stories on social media. Short reports have had to do, and over time Facebook has gotten old, same as me.
In my mind there is a rather big difference between telling and creating stories, and, unless which flavor they are is made clear, I rather pass. Facebook is mainly smalltalk between more or less likeminded people anyway, so not much is lost by reserving the time for other matters.
I am otherwise all for telling, and reading, stories on any subject, and I use this and other sites to spread mine in case
anyone is interested. Some of my stories are serious and some less so, depending on what they are all about, and most are written because
I like to see what my thoughts look like and if they make any sense in print.
Conclusion, so far: sometimes they do.
As apparently most social media users do, most of the time I only sweep through headlines to see if something catches my attention. Thus, no point in judging the quality of all the stories I personally have not looked into in any depth.
People have opinions, and it is important to have open channels for presenting these to a wider public – free speech, etc. I am not sure if social media platforms like Facebook are at all suited for free speech, but it can be worth trying out for those who do not have access to all that many real alternatives. Whether stories are real, or not, is at first glance not all that important.
Maybe unfair to leave the question about overall story-quality open like that, but statistically only a very small number of stories on social media are unique. Most are repeated launches of the same stories, jokes, YouTube clips, etc., and there is no need to go through them again regardless of how good they once may have been.
Stories of a social or funny nature rarely ever catch my attention, so how many that are made-up and how many that are real is something I know next to nothing about. S.c. “fake” stories are most likely in high numbers out here, but who's counting.
skipping on the details…
Those who choose to cast a wide net across social media and ignore most details, will
be able to sense their societies' deeper currents as they are expressed on the internet, without having to spend much time on digging
up facts or scan for conspiracy theories.
That is about the best description I can give for how I “exploit” social media and other “news” and “information” channels available to me for useful stuff, without being all that active on any of the platforms.
Getting hung up in details, opinions and/or personalities, would be a serious waste of time in any case.
Too many details to sort, opinions are just that, and most on-line personalities and their stories are not entirely
real anyway. And it is all so very, very, old and outdated by now.
The broader picture is always more true to the facts at hand, as the more people who discuss, react to and describe what they think is going on, the more facts will over time slip past them and into the big picture for those of us who can be bothered to check it up. One just has to remember that nothing has to make sense to be true … or to be pure crap.
last rev: 20.feb.2021