Monday, February 11, 2019

A new meaning for "double-click," or social media rules the world :(

I check my e-mail for the time of a social-action group's next meeting, and find that I have to click again--I can't get that information without going on Facebook.

I check my e-mail for information about a free pot-luck Shabbat dinner sponsored by a local Jewish group, and find that I have to click again--I must go to a site that reserves tickets, even though there are no tickets for this event.

I check a website to find some information about another social-action group that I just heard about recently and find that I have to click again because, aside from the introductory video, almost no information is available on the actual website--if I want to know anything about the local chapter, I have a choice of Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.

What's the point of having a website if all it's there for is to direct people elsewhere?

What's the point of sending e-mails if the reader can't find any information about the subject allegedly being discussed without going elsewhere?

I feel that I'm being forced to participate in social media whether I want to or not, and I resent it.


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