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Kanye West about negative impact of social media

Post by JasonStatham » 8 months ago

So Kanye West is dropping some truth bombs:
Kanye West shared a few thoughts on Thursday (Sept. 20) that have been sitting on his conscious for some time now. One is the negative impact of social media, which Yeezy believes is plaguing our youth. West even posted a conversation with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey regarding stripping the importance of follower counts on their app.

"We should be able to participate in social media without having to show how many followers or likes we have. Just like how we can turn off the comments we should be able to turn off the display of followers," he tweeted early Thursday. "This has an intense negative impact on our self-worth."

Yeezy followed up by posting a video of Denzel Washington urging the youth to stay away from the toxic environment that social media has created in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. "Social media can be good but we have to hold the heads responsible for the psychological damage it sometimes causes," West captioned.
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Post by Pat » 8 months ago

The thing about likes and followers is that it fuels the site. A lot of the time people post, retweet, comment, like etc in order to get attention to their own profile and in turn more followers, likes etc themselves. Without the likes etc. there wouldn't be as many people using the platforms. The users of social media like to see their own numbers get bigger as a validation of themselves and they like the dopamine rush that they get when their content gets a lot of likes.

Businesses such as facebook don't care about the wellbeing of their users, they care about the amount of users and the amount of time they spend using their service in order to maximize profits. In conclusion I think Kanye's idea would be good for the mental wellbeing of the consumers of social media, but bad for the social media business, which is why it hasn't been implemented already, and probably never will.

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Post by Murkey Thumb » 8 months ago

If I was Kanye West I would be more worried about his negative impact on music.

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Murkey Thumb wrote:
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If I was Kanye West I would be more worried about his negative impact on music.
So original.

Anyway, agree with @Pat this will never happen. We all know how those red notifications on facebook, Insta and even HairLossTalk are addicting.

Still, wise words from the erratic Mr. West.

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White Ferrari wrote:
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So original.

Anyway, agree with @Pat this will never happen. We all know how those red notifications on facebook, Insta and even HairLossTalk are addicting.

Still, wise words from the erratic Mr. West.
I don't think they are wise words to be honest.
They are the words of a man struggling in adulthood while he still wrongly thinks that he is "down with the kids."

When are people going to learn? Adults rarely "teach" the youth anything, particularly in terms of youth culture and more loosely pop culture.
There is only one way forward for these teenagers of privilege.
They have to learn these lessons themselves and no amount of advice from a once cutting edge rapper can change this.
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Post by Bklyn_23 » 8 months ago

that have been sitting on his conscious
Wow, Billboard - really? :roll:

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Bklyn_23 wrote:
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Wow, Billboard - really? :roll:
Let that sink in that this guy got paid to write this article lol. Maybe they hired a none english speaker because of "muuuh" racism policy.

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JasonStatham wrote:
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Let that sink in that this guy got paid to write this article lol. Maybe they hired a none english speaker because of "muuuh" racism policy.
I'm the furthest thing from a pedant, and I can easily tolerate grammatical errors in blogs and other personal/free content. But when I see these things in content from large companies/sites/publications it irks me because, like you said, someone got paid for it. Shit, I work in technology (not even related to writing), and if I sent any sort of communication out to senior leadership or the business as a whole which had these sorts of errors I'd more likely than not have an email from my Sr. Director in short order asking me to be more careful. :P

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Murkey Thumb wrote:
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If I was Kanye West I would be more worried about his negative impact on music.
Retarded comment. Guarantee you've never listened to his music or bothered to investigate his impact from the sense of academia, music criticism, music history or hip hop.

The only people that hate Kanye or think he isn't one of the greats of the last two decades haven't listened to Kanye or have closed their minds to modern music period.

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JeanLucBB wrote:
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Retarded comment. Guarantee you've never listened to his music or bothered to investigate his impact from the sense of academia, music criticism, music history or hip hop.

The only people that hate Kanye or think he isn't one of the greats of the last two decades haven't listened to Kanye or have closed their minds to modern music period.
I wanted to write this but forgot: yes Kanye West is one of the best in his genre, acclaimed by critics and the public alike.

He put out a few legendary albums and yes, there were a few songs of his that got me hooked.

It's not obvious that he's such a genius when you look at him or witness his narcissistic outbursts in the media, but it's the case.

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Admin wrote:
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I wanted to write this but forgot: yes Kanye West is one of the best in his genre, acclaimed by critics and the public alike.

He put out a few legendary albums and yes, there were a few songs of his that got me hooked.

It's not obvious that he's such a genius when you look at him or witness his narcissistic outbursts in the media, but it's the case.
"acclaimed by critics and the public alike. "

Definitely, I can't think of any other artist that balances such widespread acclaim across both the highbrow and indie communities as well as the mainstream. It's never a matter of taste in the cases of those who outright dislike him either I find, they just haven't listened. His sampling of other artists is so deep into various facets of pop and experimental music from the last 50 years that its almost guaranteed that the haters will be able to find at least a few tracks they really love in his discography.

People get too caught up in the media outbursts and judge on that, from all the many interviews I've seen I suspect he almost definitely is on the autism spectrum and maybe has asbergers.

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Post by yettee » 8 months ago

JeanLucBB wrote:
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"acclaimed by critics and the public alike. "

Definitely, I can't think of any other artist that balances such widespread acclaim across both the highbrow and indie communities as well as the mainstream. It's never a matter of taste in the cases of those who outright dislike him either I find, they just haven't listened. His sampling of other artists is so deep into various facets of pop and experimental music from the last 50 years that its almost guaranteed that the haters will be able to find at least a few tracks they really love in his discography.

People get too caught up in the media outbursts and judge on that, from all the many interviews I've seen I suspect he almost definitely is on the autism spectrum and maybe has asbergers.
I'll be honest, I have given Kanye a try and I'm just not that into it. Of course appreciation of art is subjective so no need to get into a hot debate on this one :D but thought I'd chime in, as a pretty big rap/hip hop fan. I do think Kendrick Lamar is a genius, fantastic etc. I love just about all he's put out. I also love some old hip hop, for example the first side of the Beasie Boys' Hello Nasty is incredible, NWA, some others.

Not a hater though and I do like some Kanye songs, as you said. For example Bound 2 got a lot of flak for the video, but I think its great...

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Post by Murkey Thumb » 8 months ago

JeanLucBB wrote:
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Retarded comment. Guarantee you've never listened to his music or bothered to investigate his impact from the sense of academia, music criticism, music history or hip hop.

The only people that hate Kanye or think he isn't one of the greats of the last two decades haven't listened to Kanye or have closed their minds to modern music period.
No I am not a big hip hop fan but I have listened to some of his music, my 14 year son puts it on, cant say I enjoy his rapping but some of the production is very good(probably because he has 5-14 separate producers on each album).

Too me he is like the U2 of hip hop but at least they didn't suck at Glastonbury!

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Post by blackg » 8 months ago

I suppose Kanye West does have talent but he is just too mainstream for me.
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yettee wrote:
8 months ago
I'll be honest, I have given Kanye a try and I'm just not that into it. Of course appreciation of art is subjective so no need to get into a hot debate on this one :D but thought I'd chime in, as a pretty big rap/hip hop fan. I do think Kendrick Lamar is a genius, fantastic etc. I love just about all he's put out. I also love some old hip hop, for example the first side of the Beasie Boys' Hello Nasty is incredible, NWA, some others.

Not a hater though and I do like some Kanye songs, as you said. For example Bound 2 got a lot of flak for the video, but I think its great...
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