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2021-12-07 9:48:09 AM  
Instagram will prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens that don't follow them, for example.

That it allowed users to tag children in the first place says everything that needs to be said.

It will also begin to recommend other topics if a teen spends too much time on one specific interest, the company said.

This is called cross marketing, and it takes giant brass balls to pretend that it's going to be used as anything other than a means of exposing people to additional ads that don't fit the pre-determined adsets.

It will also release tools for parents and guardians next year that will let parents see and limit how much time their teens spend on Instagram and will notify parents if a teen reports another user.

That tools like this didn't exist already and will take another year to develop also says pretty much everything that needs to be said.

Another feature, called "Take a Break" will ask users to stop using Instagram momentarily and will give users reminders to take more breaks, Instagram said.

Yes. This isn't going to be a running punchline at all. If the real concern is that people are spending too much time on Instagram, build a lockout timer into the parental tools that have taken your crack developers all these years to construct.
 
2021-12-07 9:54:12 AM  

Pocket Ninja: cross marketing


The Romans made great use of this.

/I'm probably gonna be crucified for making that joke
//and that one
 
2021-12-07 10:14:36 AM  
I don't know about Instagram, but I always thought it was a place that you could only show half a tit and get paid to drink a bang energy drink.

Is there more to it than that?
 
2021-12-07 10:56:13 AM  
Maybe parents could get back to raising kids with self esteem so they don't keep killing themselves because some idiot on social media said something negative about them or is better looking?
 
2021-12-07 10:58:04 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I don't know about Instagram, but I always thought it was a place that you could only show half a tit and get paid to drink a bang energy drink.

Is there more to it than that?


It's also latte foam art.

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2021-12-07 10:58:22 AM  
One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.
 
2021-12-07 11:00:11 AM  
These folks need to go to prison. And not the nice prison. The bad prison.
 
2021-12-07 11:02:08 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I don't know about Instagram, but I always thought it was a place that you could only show half a tit and get paid to drink a bang energy drink.

Is there more to it than that?


It's where the popular kids you knew from high school post pictures of themselves doing things you can't afford or are not cool enough to do while looking perfect and sexy.

Why is it popular? Losers both young and old aspire to be these people as an escape from their own pathetic little lives, I guess. Same reason simple people in previous generations like to watch movies or TV. Escape your dreadful reality by watching beautiful people do things on a screen in front of you while you don't have to think.
 
2021-12-07 11:02:55 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I don't know about Instagram, but I always thought it was a place that you could only show half a tit and get paid to drink a bang energy drink.

Is there more to it than that?


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2021-12-07 11:03:29 AM  
That horse is gone, man.

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2021-12-07 11:05:47 AM  

Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.


Actually, I don't think that's true. Fark is already pretty heavily moderated.

Yeah, it'd be a pain to implement the kind of moderation that would be required in a world without Section 230, but it's not impossible for a site mostly populated by smartypants types who already have little tolerance for trolls in the punchbowl.

The difficulty would be for places like Reddit, where trolls are amuck, and Twitter and Facebook, where libel is the rule rather than the exception. Setting the basic standards, and enforcing them, would go a long way to correcting that problem, but anyplace with a brazillion users is gonna have a hard time eradicating bad actors and crooks.

This is basically a problem that can only be solved with human effort, and that's the kind of expense farkers like Zuckerass don't want.
 
2021-12-07 11:06:23 AM  
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2021-12-07 11:09:13 AM  
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2021-12-07 11:11:24 AM  

animal color: Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.

Actually, I don't think that's true. Fark is already pretty heavily moderated.

Yeah, it'd be a pain to implement the kind of moderation that would be required in a world without Section 230, but it's not impossible for a site mostly populated by smartypants types who already have little tolerance for trolls in the punchbowl.

The difficulty would be for places like Reddit, where trolls are amuck, and Twitter and Facebook, where libel is the rule rather than the exception. Setting the basic standards, and enforcing them, would go a long way to correcting that problem, but anyplace with a brazillion users is gonna have a hard time eradicating bad actors and crooks.

This is basically a problem that can only be solved with human effort, and that's the kind of expense farkers like Zuckerass don't want.


You are assuming Fark can afford that expense, which is a very bad assumption.
 
2021-12-07 11:13:29 AM  
Between this and the bribes, I'm sure Instagram/Facebook/Meta will be just fine.
 
2021-12-07 11:24:48 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Instagram will prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens that don't follow them, for example.

That it allowed users to tag children in the first place says everything that needs to be said.

It will also begin to recommend other topics if a teen spends too much time on one specific interest, the company said.

This is called cross marketing, and it takes giant brass balls to pretend that it's going to be used as anything other than a means of exposing people to additional ads that don't fit the pre-determined adsets.

It will also release tools for parents and guardians next year that will let parents see and limit how much time their teens spend on Instagram and will notify parents if a teen reports another user.

That tools like this didn't exist already and will take another year to develop also says pretty much everything that needs to be said.

Another feature, called "Take a Break" will ask users to stop using Instagram momentarily and will give users reminders to take more breaks, Instagram said.

Yes. This isn't going to be a running punchline at all. If the real concern is that people are spending too much time on Instagram, build a lockout timer into the parental tools that have taken your crack developers all these years to construct.


Destroy Section 230.
 
2021-12-07 11:25:05 AM  

Gin Buddy: Maybe parents could get back to raising kids with self esteem so they don't keep killing themselves because some idiot on social media said something negative about them or is better looking?


Ok, Boomer
 
2021-12-07 11:25:39 AM  

Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.


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2021-12-07 11:26:31 AM  

animal color: Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.

Actually, I don't think that's true. Fark is already pretty heavily moderated.

Yeah, it'd be a pain to implement the kind of moderation that would be required in a world without Section 230, but it's not impossible for a site mostly populated by smartypants types who already have little tolerance for trolls in the punchbowl.

The difficulty would be for places like Reddit, where trolls are amuck, and Twitter and Facebook, where libel is the rule rather than the exception. Setting the basic standards, and enforcing them, would go a long way to correcting that problem, but anyplace with a brazillion users is gonna have a hard time eradicating bad actors and crooks.

This is basically a problem that can only be solved with human effort, and that's the kind of expense farkers like Zuckerass don't want.


Every forum everywhere other than the US manages to function just fine without Section 230, which is solely American law.
 
2021-12-07 11:27:02 AM  

Geotpf: animal color: Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.

Actually, I don't think that's true. Fark is already pretty heavily moderated.

Yeah, it'd be a pain to implement the kind of moderation that would be required in a world without Section 230, but it's not impossible for a site mostly populated by smartypants types who already have little tolerance for trolls in the punchbowl.

The difficulty would be for places like Reddit, where trolls are amuck, and Twitter and Facebook, where libel is the rule rather than the exception. Setting the basic standards, and enforcing them, would go a long way to correcting that problem, but anyplace with a brazillion users is gonna have a hard time eradicating bad actors and crooks.

This is basically a problem that can only be solved with human effort, and that's the kind of expense farkers like Zuckerass don't want.

You are assuming Fark can afford that expense, which is a very bad assumption.


You are assuming that Fark would have to do so, which is just stupid.
 
2021-12-07 11:27:09 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Pocket Ninja: Instagram will prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens that don't follow them, for example.

That it allowed users to tag children in the first place says everything that needs to be said.

It will also begin to recommend other topics if a teen spends too much time on one specific interest, the company said.

This is called cross marketing, and it takes giant brass balls to pretend that it's going to be used as anything other than a means of exposing people to additional ads that don't fit the pre-determined adsets.

It will also release tools for parents and guardians next year that will let parents see and limit how much time their teens spend on Instagram and will notify parents if a teen reports another user.

That tools like this didn't exist already and will take another year to develop also says pretty much everything that needs to be said.

Another feature, called "Take a Break" will ask users to stop using Instagram momentarily and will give users reminders to take more breaks, Instagram said.

Yes. This isn't going to be a running punchline at all. If the real concern is that people are spending too much time on Instagram, build a lockout timer into the parental tools that have taken your crack developers all these years to construct.

Destroy Section 230 and then destroy Fark.


Fark only exists because Section 230 is a thing.
 
2021-12-07 11:30:00 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: animal color: Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.

Actually, I don't think that's true. Fark is already pretty heavily moderated.

Yeah, it'd be a pain to implement the kind of moderation that would be required in a world without Section 230, but it's not impossible for a site mostly populated by smartypants types who already have little tolerance for trolls in the punchbowl.

The difficulty would be for places like Reddit, where trolls are amuck, and Twitter and Facebook, where libel is the rule rather than the exception. Setting the basic standards, and enforcing them, would go a long way to correcting that problem, but anyplace with a brazillion users is gonna have a hard time eradicating bad actors and crooks.

This is basically a problem that can only be solved with human effort, and that's the kind of expense farkers like Zuckerass don't want.

Every forum everywhere other than the US manages to function just fine without Section 230, which is solely American law.


There are very few foreign forums where real time comments about controversial subjects are allowed.  Also some of those are actually registered in the United States to be subject to US laws as opposed to the laws of the country they are aimed at.
 
2021-12-07 11:31:01 AM  
I hope that Blumenthal gets Don LaFontaine to do the most dramatic of the readings...DUN DUN DUUUUN.

"After bombshell reports about Instagram's toxic impacts, we want to hear straight from the company's leadership why it uses powerful algorithms that push poisonous content to children driving them down rabbit holes to dark places, and what it will do to make its platform safer,"

-Sen. Richard Blumenthal

DUN DUN DUUUUN.
 
2021-12-07 11:31:17 AM  

Geotpf: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Pocket Ninja: Instagram will prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens that don't follow them, for example.

That it allowed users to tag children in the first place says everything that needs to be said.

It will also begin to recommend other topics if a teen spends too much time on one specific interest, the company said.

This is called cross marketing, and it takes giant brass balls to pretend that it's going to be used as anything other than a means of exposing people to additional ads that don't fit the pre-determined adsets.

It will also release tools for parents and guardians next year that will let parents see and limit how much time their teens spend on Instagram and will notify parents if a teen reports another user.

That tools like this didn't exist already and will take another year to develop also says pretty much everything that needs to be said.

Another feature, called "Take a Break" will ask users to stop using Instagram momentarily and will give users reminders to take more breaks, Instagram said.

Yes. This isn't going to be a running punchline at all. If the real concern is that people are spending too much time on Instagram, build a lockout timer into the parental tools that have taken your crack developers all these years to construct.

Destroy Section 230 and then destroy Fark.

Fark only exists because Section 230 is a thing.


Lol!!!!
 
2021-12-07 11:31:53 AM  

Geotpf: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Pocket Ninja: Instagram will prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens that don't follow them, for example.

That it allowed users to tag children in the first place says everything that needs to be said.

It will also begin to recommend other topics if a teen spends too much time on one specific interest, the company said.

This is called cross marketing, and it takes giant brass balls to pretend that it's going to be used as anything other than a means of exposing people to additional ads that don't fit the pre-determined adsets.

It will also release tools for parents and guardians next year that will let parents see and limit how much time their teens spend on Instagram and will notify parents if a teen reports another user.

That tools like this didn't exist already and will take another year to develop also says pretty much everything that needs to be said.

Another feature, called "Take a Break" will ask users to stop using Instagram momentarily and will give users reminders to take more breaks, Instagram said.

Yes. This isn't going to be a running punchline at all. If the real concern is that people are spending too much time on Instagram, build a lockout timer into the parental tools that have taken your crack developers all these years to construct.

Destroy Section 230 and then destroy Fark.

Fark only exists because Section 230 is a thing.


The wild wild west of internet commenting is coming to an end, and it's going to suck for places like Fark.
 
2021-12-07 11:32:16 AM  

Geotpf: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: animal color: Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.

Actually, I don't think that's true. Fark is already pretty heavily moderated.

Yeah, it'd be a pain to implement the kind of moderation that would be required in a world without Section 230, but it's not impossible for a site mostly populated by smartypants types who already have little tolerance for trolls in the punchbowl.

The difficulty would be for places like Reddit, where trolls are amuck, and Twitter and Facebook, where libel is the rule rather than the exception. Setting the basic standards, and enforcing them, would go a long way to correcting that problem, but anyplace with a brazillion users is gonna have a hard time eradicating bad actors and crooks.

This is basically a problem that can only be solved with human effort, and that's the kind of expense farkers like Zuckerass don't want.

Every forum everywhere other than the US manages to function just fine without Section 230, which is solely American law.

There are very few foreign forums where real time comments about controversial subjects are allowed.  Also some of those are actually registered in the United States to be subject to US laws as opposed to the laws of the country they are aimed at.


Wrong. They are all over the place, just like they are here. You're just being an American idiot.

"Other countries don't have health care."

That's what you sound like.
 
2021-12-07 11:38:57 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Geotpf: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: animal color: Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.

Actually, I don't think that's true. Fark is already pretty heavily moderated.

Yeah, it'd be a pain to implement the kind of moderation that would be required in a world without Section 230, but it's not impossible for a site mostly populated by smartypants types who already have little tolerance for trolls in the punchbowl.

The difficulty would be for places like Reddit, where trolls are amuck, and Twitter and Facebook, where libel is the rule rather than the exception. Setting the basic standards, and enforcing them, would go a long way to correcting that problem, but anyplace with a brazillion users is gonna have a hard time eradicating bad actors and crooks.

This is basically a problem that can only be solved with human effort, and that's the kind of expense farkers like Zuckerass don't want.

Every forum everywhere other than the US manages to function just fine without Section 230, which is solely American law.

There are very few foreign forums where real time comments about controversial subjects are allowed.  Also some of those are actually registered in the United States to be subject to US laws as opposed to the laws of the country they are aimed at.

Wrong. They are all over the place, just like they are here. You're just being an American idiot.

"Other countries don't have health care."

That's what you sound like.


Name one.
 
2021-12-07 11:43:47 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Geotpf: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Pocket Ninja: Instagram will prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens that don't follow them, for example.

That it allowed users to tag children in the first place says everything that needs to be said.

It will also begin to recommend other topics if a teen spends too much time on one specific interest, the company said.

This is called cross marketing, and it takes giant brass balls to pretend that it's going to be used as anything other than a means of exposing people to additional ads that don't fit the pre-determined adsets.

It will also release tools for parents and guardians next year that will let parents see and limit how much time their teens spend on Instagram and will notify parents if a teen reports another user.

That tools like this didn't exist already and will take another year to develop also says pretty much everything that needs to be said.

Another feature, called "Take a Break" will ask users to stop using Instagram momentarily and will give users reminders to take more breaks, Instagram said.

Yes. This isn't going to be a running punchline at all. If the real concern is that people are spending too much time on Instagram, build a lockout timer into the parental tools that have taken your crack developers all these years to construct.

Destroy Section 230 and then destroy Fark.

Fark only exists because Section 230 is a thing.

Lol!!!!


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2021-12-07 11:51:08 AM  
Social media was a mistake. But thank goodness there are brave people who are so concerned about the freedom of sites to do almost nothing about the garbage by whining that it's too hard. People being held responsible for what they say and do, imagine that. Publications and TV and radio are held to a higher standard, but the intertubes should be different because ...? Because it's ones and zeroes instead of words on a page or sound and moving images? That's bullshiat. And the slippery slope argument is also bullshiat.

To some idiots, that's the only solution here: no regulation whatsoever. Literally the only other alternative is a 1984-style government stranglehold on everything on the internet because Facebook's billionaire CEO doesn't want to be held responsible for the shiat he enables.

He wants to be the getaway driver for the liquor store robbery but doesn't want to be prosecuted for the murder of the clerk. And there are people here who are happy to let him do just that.
 
2021-12-07 11:53:25 AM  

Geotpf: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: animal color: Geotpf: One place I'm glad there is congressional gridlock is the whole "think of the children" bit to justify regulating internet companies.  People think new regulations will hurt the big guys like Facebook and Instagram.

No.  The places that will be hurt the most will be the little guys, like, for example, Fark.

Actually, I don't think that's true. Fark is already pretty heavily moderated.

Yeah, it'd be a pain to implement the kind of moderation that would be required in a world without Section 230, but it's not impossible for a site mostly populated by smartypants types who already have little tolerance for trolls in the punchbowl.

The difficulty would be for places like Reddit, where trolls are amuck, and Twitter and Facebook, where libel is the rule rather than the exception. Setting the basic standards, and enforcing them, would go a long way to correcting that problem, but anyplace with a brazillion users is gonna have a hard time eradicating bad actors and crooks.

This is basically a problem that can only be solved with human effort, and that's the kind of expense farkers like Zuckerass don't want.

Every forum everywhere other than the US manages to function just fine without Section 230, which is solely American law.

There are very few foreign forums where real time comments about controversial subjects are allowed.  Also some of those are actually registered in the United States to be subject to US laws as opposed to the laws of the country they are aimed at.


Someone has never seen what the trolls over at forocoches have been up to.
 
2021-12-07 12:07:17 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Instagram will prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens that don't follow them, for example.

That it allowed users to tag children in the first place says everything that needs to be said.

It will also begin to recommend other topics if a teen spends too much time on one specific interest, the company said.

This is called cross marketing, and it takes giant brass balls to pretend that it's going to be used as anything other than a means of exposing people to additional ads that don't fit the pre-determined adsets.

It will also release tools for parents and guardians next year that will let parents see and limit how much time their teens spend on Instagram and will notify parents if a teen reports another user.

That tools like this didn't exist already and will take another year to develop also says pretty much everything that needs to be said.

Another feature, called "Take a Break" will ask users to stop using Instagram momentarily and will give users reminders to take more breaks, Instagram said.

Yes. This isn't going to be a running punchline at all. If the real concern is that people are spending too much time on Instagram, build a lockout timer into the parental tools that have taken your crack developers all these years to construct.


Reminds me of netflix asking me if I'm still watching.

YES I AM STILL WATCHING THE CROWN FOR THE 3RD TIME 12 HOURS LATER AND STOP SHAMING ME
 
2021-12-07 12:13:10 PM  
It's worth noting that while platforms are protected from liability related to libelous statements made by users or content creators using their service, 230 has been tested under some more ... specific circumstances and found to not cover some activities.

Roommates.com was found to be in violation of the fair housing act, despite the immunity provided by 230.

Backpage ran afoul of child trafficking laws, also being found to be not immune to such charges.  Legislation was then crafted to carve this exception out explicitly.

Net Neutrality is more important.  But 230 isn't quite the blanket protection that it was originally assumed to be.  We can pressure our legislators to carve out additional exceptions and rein some of this shiat in over time.

I disagree that 230 is *critical* to the survival of sites like fark though.  Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, Twitch, Instagram and Facebook?  BET.  Fark?  Only thing we've got to watch out for are "actionable threats" which most of this user base slashies with clarification that these threats are not, in fact, actionable.  Maybe some libel?  But libel against anonymous users would be hard to bring to court anyway.

There might be some more legislation needed to ensure that Drew doesn't have to shut the website down because somebody implies that somebody else farks goats.  Something like a good faith effort needed on the part of the service provider to remove the libelous speech and/or institute bans (already in use).

But what 230 protects the MOST is the ability for websites to turn *you* into the product.
 
2021-12-07 12:13:10 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Gin Buddy: Maybe parents could get back to raising kids with self esteem so they don't keep killing themselves because some idiot on social media said something negative about them or is better looking?

Ok, Boomer


Nope, not a boomer. Interesting that you think that was the last generation that was raised with any semblance of self esteem.
 
2021-12-07 12:29:26 PM  

Gin Buddy: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Gin Buddy: Maybe parents could get back to raising kids with self esteem so they don't keep killing themselves because some idiot on social media said something negative about them or is better looking?

Ok, Boomer

Nope, not a boomer. Interesting that you think that was the last generation that was raised with any semblance of self esteem.


More that it's the generation with such fragile egos that they need to assume they have the least fragile egos.  Buncha snowflakes, taking credit for raising some kind of supermen and refusing blame for everything they or their children did.  Forever.

But "boomer" is a mindset now.  Not measure in years on this earth, but with the amount of energy spent punching down.  But more to the point, your exercise in self-aggrandizement runs afoul of actual data that suggests that suicide rates fell substantially in the mid to late 80s and kept falling until the dot com bust.

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Looking at the data broken out by age... well ... one can draw some interesting conclusions if one is willing to engage in some creative analysis.

But given how well the age groups track, the most sensible interpretation is that suicide rate are driven by societal externalities and not by some amorphous concept of parental involvement.  Olds, for example, seem to see a bump in rates immediately in the throes of economic recession, while younger cohorts seem to track more smoothly, implying that over time, more and more people in their highest earning potential years are seeing self-termination as the more "rational" choice.

Maybe spend more than 15 seconds thinking about why this might have happened, and look carefully at the timing.
 
2021-12-07 12:37:10 PM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I don't know about Instagram, but I always thought it was a place that you could only show half a tit and get paid to drink a bang energy drink.

Is there more to it than that?


Instagram is where Clive shows off his fashion sense.
 
2021-12-07 12:44:00 PM  

BeesNuts: Maybe spend more than 15 seconds thinking about why this might have happened, and look carefully at the timing.


I just watched a news segment on a teen suicide that the parents are blaming on Instagram.

Somehow I think it has more to do with either mental illness or shiat parents than Instagram.

But if pictures and charts make you happy that's fine.
 
2021-12-07 12:46:29 PM  

Sorelian's Ghost: I don't know about Instagram, but I always thought it was a place that you could only show half a tit and get paid to drink a bang energy drink.

Is there more to it than that?


No, but you may be able to find a link to the user's OnlyFans where you can see the full tit.
 
2021-12-07 3:10:51 PM  

Gin Buddy: BeesNuts: Maybe spend more than 15 seconds thinking about why this might have happened, and look carefully at the timing.

I just watched a news segment on a teen suicide that the parents are blaming on Instagram.

Somehow I think it has more to do with either mental illness or shiat parents than Instagram.

But if pictures and charts make you happy that's fine.


'Ah knows in mah gut, yer fancy science lernin' ain't convincing me! Tha TV dun tol' me tha truth!'
 
2021-12-07 4:17:09 PM  

Gin Buddy: BeesNuts: Maybe spend more than 15 seconds thinking about why this might have happened, and look carefully at the timing.

I just watched a news segment on a teen suicide that the parents are blaming on Instagram.

Somehow I think it has more to do with either mental illness or shiat parents than Instagram.

But if pictures and charts make you happy that's fine.


None of this sounds like thinking to me.

If you're going to put that hypothesis forward, you're gonna have to spend some energy on figuring out why mental illness has gotten more common or more pronounced from 1997 to now, while it fell from about 1985 to 1997.  Well, first you have to find data supporting that conjecture, as it's important for your thesis.  If it's not true, you should reconsider the hypothesis altogether.

Likewise with parenting.  that's a bit heavier of a lift though. I am not sure how you quantify shiattiness of parenting without backing into your own hypothesis by mistake and arguing from the antecedent.  Good luck with that.  But if you can demonstrate that parenting is somehow demonstrably and measurably shiattier, and that this demonstrable increase in shiattiness is correlated with the demonstrable increase in suicides.  Once that's all established, you can really get down to brass tacks and think about why the parents are shiatty.
 
2021-12-07 8:07:37 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: Pocket Ninja: Instagram will prevent users from tagging or mentioning teens that don't follow them, for example.

That it allowed users to tag children in the first place says everything that needs to be said.

It will also begin to recommend other topics if a teen spends too much time on one specific interest, the company said.

This is called cross marketing, and it takes giant brass balls to pretend that it's going to be used as anything other than a means of exposing people to additional ads that don't fit the pre-determined adsets.

It will also release tools for parents and guardians next year that will let parents see and limit how much time their teens spend on Instagram and will notify parents if a teen reports another user.

That tools like this didn't exist already and will take another year to develop also says pretty much everything that needs to be said.

Another feature, called "Take a Break" will ask users to stop using Instagram momentarily and will give users reminders to take more breaks, Instagram said.

Yes. This isn't going to be a running punchline at all. If the real concern is that people are spending too much time on Instagram, build a lockout timer into the parental tools that have taken your crack developers all these years to construct.

Reminds me of netflix asking me if I'm still watching.

YES I AM STILL WATCHING THE CROWN FOR THE 3RD TIME 12 HOURS LATER AND STOP SHAMING ME


Or Downton Abbey.

And the number of times I've watched Lebowski is private, personal business.
 
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