And I call it Weapons of Mass Disinformation. Thanks to Twitter.
I read about this new feature – Fleets – which Twitter is experimentally launching in Brazil. Fleets are for thoughts what Snaps were for photos. Fleets will self-destruct in 24 hours.
Critics argue that politicians like Trump have a direct line to the public without accountability. But my concerns go to all those already addicted to this social network.
What is worth writing which is doomed to self-destruct? Nothing. But the time to write is taken nonetheless. And people’s attention is even more consumed with the Fear-Of-Missing-Out (FOMO). The result will be next to a dystopian scenario where people will cognitively turn into mental zombies looking at screens.
Fleeting thoughts are a sign of ephemeral life. I’m sure we can imagine better than seeding disinformation throughout the world. It spreads like a virus.
If you believe in your creative self and still want to make a difference in the world, start by joining the revolution of quitting social media. And if you feel you can’t, be mindful that you are a free human being. You can choose to write what is worth reading.