Get Out Now. Find Other Platforms. Be Ahead of The Game…
Opinion By “Even More Deplorable Than Ever Before” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Sometimes I just have to let out the laughter. Just sit there and guffaw. For something terribly ridiculous is happening right in front of us. It’s called “Social Media” and it will go down in the history books as a prime example of industrial hubris.
“Hubris refers to excessive pride or overconfidence, which drives a person to overstep limits in a way that leads to their downfall. In Greek mythology, the legend of Icarus involves an iconic case of hubris: Icarus is given artificial wings made of wax and feathers so that he can fly (a superhuman feat), but he ignores his father’s warnings and flies too close to the sun, melting his wings and drowning in the ocean.”
What’s So Funny?
FaceBook, for example, for years recruited anyone and everyone to occupy their space. Those recruited used their platform to communicate with their friends and acquaintances on subjects dear to their hearts. It is what built FaceBook.
For FaceBook it wasn’t superb marketing, clever business strategies, or anything planned out. It was just the simple fact that it was there – right time, right place. It was like a new City Park was built in a neighborhood full of children. On a Saturday morning the park was packed. No surprise.
But then, operators like Face Book, Twitter, and their spin-offs lost their collective minds. Hubris entered the picture big time. And the comeuppance is just beginning.
Stock Market analysts are predicting that Big Tech is going to crash big time. Those analysts talk about “the bubble” that is going to burst – focusing primarily on the fact that Big Tech stock is WAY over-valued.