Social Media Quotes
1. Distracted from distraction by distraction
2. Behind him, he heard Ronan say, “I like the way you losers thought Instagram before first aid. Fuck off
3. You are what you share.
4. I wish I knew how to quit you, Tumblr.
5. An open Facebook page is simply a psychiatric dry erase board that screams, “Look at me. I am insecure. I need your reaction to what I am doing, but you’re not cool enough to be my friend. Therefore, I will just pray you see this because the approval of God is not all I need
6. There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant
7. How different would people act if they couldn’t show off on social media? Would they still do it
8. People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good
9. Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively
10. People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media
11. This is what you do now to give your day topography–scan the boxes, read the news, see the chain of your friends reporting about themselves, take the 140-character expository bursts and sift through for the information you need. It’s a highly deceptive world, one that constantly asks you to comment but doesn’t really care what you have to say. The illusion of participation can sometimes lead to participation. But more often than not, it only leads to more illusion, dressed in the guise of reality
12. It’s a highly deceptive world, one that constantly asks you to comment but doesn’t really care what you have to say
13. I was basically born knowing how to casually stalk people on social media
14. First of all, I know it’s all people like you. And that’s what’s so scary. Individually you don’t know what you’re doing collectively
15. We are continuously challenged to discover new works of culture—and, in the process, we don’t allow any one of them to assume a weight in our minds
16. When you know you can do something, and you feel good about yourself, you do not have to devalue others
17. Social media not only snatches your time, but it also teaches you attention deficiency
18. I favour humans over ideology, but right now the ideologues are winning, and they’re creating a stage for constant artificial high dramas, where everyone is either a magnificent hero or a sickening villain. We can lead good, ethical lives, but some bad phraseology in a Tweet can overwhelm it all – even though we know that’s not how we should define our fellow humans. What’s true about our fellow humans is that we are clever and stupid. We are grey areas.
And so … when you see an unfair or an ambiguous shaming unfold, speak up on behalf of the shamed person. A babble of opposing voices – that’s democracy.
The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people. Let’s not turn it into a world where the smartest way to survive is to go back to being voiceless
19. Social media is to socializing what masturbating is to sex
20. There is too much negativity in the world. Do your best to make sure you aren’t contributing to it
21. The landscape of human emotion is ominously changing. The visceral sensation of loneliness and solitude is no longer as palpable and intellectually profound as it was a couple of decades ago because technology has already relieved us, as much as possible, from the burden of any emotional and existential isolation. The intense feeling of being nostalgic or being alone, for instance, is receding from the human emotion because we can now communicate with live video and send messages through any social media to a distant friend or loved one. Consequently, the exponential progress of technology is altering the phenomenological experience of human sensation, robbing us of our ability to get in touch with our humanity and reflect upon the triumphs and madness of our techno-society. Ironically, in our obstinate desire to humanize robots and Artificial Intelligence, our individual existence is, in turn, being digitized and robotized by our own technological inventions. Horribilis! (Danny Castillones Sillada, The Alienation of Solitude and Sorrow)
22. The more passionate and argumentative I get the more followers and friends I make online
23. I do the splits perfectly in PE. I lose half a pound in two days. I get the spinach and pig-meat frittata from the lo-carb section for lunch. And no-one else knows. I mentally construct a MyFace status, polishing the memories carefully until they shine. The need to record my life is as fundamental as my need to breathe. Without MyFace, I’m floating. I have nothing to anchor me down, to prove I exist
24. We do need these two words, “public” and “relations”—and, of course, those words are still extremely important.
However, those 3 billion people who are social media users are all dealing with “relations,” and everything has become “public”!
With social media, everything has been “public” for quite a while now; there is nothing “nonpublic” anymore
25. People have to share everything they do these days, from meals, to nights out, to selfies of themselves half naked in a mirror
The borders between public and private are dissolving
26. Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.
27. Our social tools are not an improvement to modern society, they are a challenge to it.
28. Social media spark a revelation that we, the people, have a voice, and through the democratization of content and ideas we can once again unite around common passions, inspire movements, and ignite change.
29. Over the past 60 years, marketing has moved from being product-centric (Marketing 1.0) to being consumer-centric (Marketing 2.0). Today we see marketing as transforming once again in response to the new dynamics in the environment. We see companies expanding their focus from products to consumers to humankind issues. Marketing 3.0 is the stage when companies shift from consumer-centricity to human-centricity and where profitability is balanced with corporate responsibility.
30. Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans. We can get frank recommendations from other humans instead of from faceless companies.
31. Be a person that others will look for your posts daily because they know you will encourage them. Be the positive one and help others to have a great day and you will find that not only they like you but you will like you too.
32. A fixation with connecting with ‘friends’ online comes with the risk of disconnection with friends waiting for you to be present in the offline world.
33. Now I existed solely thanks to the quantum paradox, my brain a collection of qubits in quantum superposition, encoding truths and memories, imagination and irrationality in opposing, contradictory states that existed and didn’t exist, all at the same time.
34. Tempted to type meaningless twaddle all the time on Twitter…with alliteration, no less!
35. In this age of instant communication, emoticons are replacing words, body language replacing language and visuals replacing text.
36. À medida que a mídia convencional tradicional é substituída por uma imprensa personalizada, a internet torna-se um espelho de nós mesmos. Em vez de usá-la para buscar notícias, informação ou cultura, nós a usamos para SERMOS de fato a notícia, a informação e a cultura.
37. At some point, we have to realize that the places where we share information are not services we use, they are places where we live…this platform should not be something that a few billionaires have complete control over.
38. Let your internet engagement show your inner beauty through online actions with Netiquette.
39. Make friends not enemies. Compliment do not criticize. Like.
40. Social media is supersonic, Flickering Light, double-edged, and wireless transmission to a massive population across the globe. It will fight for injustice, peak the reputation, and sometimes sabotage the hallmark, and connect millions without the tariff
41. Social media has its benefits and drawbacks. It is useful for research, has an educational value as a medium for learning about current events and of course, as a platform for conversation and opposing arguments with others. What’s not debatable however, is that it can be addictive and extremely dangerous for youth (and some adults) who do not use it sparingly and who do not exercise restraint or precaution when sharing content that is not suitable or appropriate for an open forum
42. This day and time, in order to reach your target audience, you must strengthen your digital presence
43. The wisest use social media. The others are being used by social media. Stay alert
44. In the digital age, people spend countless hours throughout the day on social media and at the end of the day have absolutely nothing to show for it
45. If Woodstock happened today, you would be invited on social media. Websites would livestream it. Rolling Stone would not cover it. You would read “The 5 Craziest Parts of Woodstock (Number 4 Will SHOCK You).” Instead of lighters, we would hold up cell phones, so we could record the moment instead of inhabiting it.
46. Coming on social media to get sympathy for rape cases cannot stop rapist, Facebook is not a police station, Twitter is not a courtroom, and Instagram cannot convict or punish a rapist
47. When you tell people the truth, they are not ready to hear. They overlook what you say, and they look at you personally, trying to find the mistakes you did. So they can question your behavior to ignore the truth.
48. Social Media ist zu 90% immer kostenlos, aber nie umsonst!
49. The trick of the internet, I had learned, was not being unapologetically yourself or completely unfiltered; it was mastering the trick of appearing that way. It was spiking your posts with just the right amount of real… which meant, of course, that you were never being real at all.
50. Social media feeds the narcissistic monster that lives within us all, I would think to myself. It feeds it and grows it until the beast takes over and you are left outside the frame, just looking at images of this creature, like everyone else in your feed, wondering what it is that you birthed and why it’s living the life you wish you had.
51. You have not had any privacy since the first day you owned your first cell phone. They can track everything. They can hear recordings of anything you have ever said on your cell. And read everything you ever read, and everything you ever typed. And see every location you’ve ever been to. That’s just how cells work. Your privacy is a willful illusion
52. Racism is not on rise today, it just started to get socially viral
53. What was wrong with people? Ashna didn’t understand this obsession with other people’s lives. Jonah pulled up Twitter and Instagram on his tablet and waved it about, parroting all the hashtags she and Rico now were: #knifegate #churrosolimp, and the one that made Jonah the giddiest: #Ashico, which when said out loud sounded far too much like the Hindi word ashiquo which, disastrously enough, meant “lovers
54. Use social media with caution , because social media is poisonous. With just one post or tweet .Your career, reputation or life can be over. How far are you willing to go for likes, comments and retweets ? Don’t be too thirsty for attention. You will be mislead by thinking everything you do is right
55. Facebook friends share fun, they don’t share feelings.”
56. Social media is a boon for businessmen, curse for kids
57. If we don’t truly know what something is programmed to do, chances are it is programming us. Once that happens, we may as well be machines ourselves
58. On social media platforms, everything we see corresponds to our conscious choices and algorithmically guided preferences, and all news and culture and interpersonal interaction are filtered through the home base of the profile. The everyday madness perpetuated by the internet is the madness of this architecture, which positions personal identity as the center of the universe. It’s as if we’ve been placed on a lookout that oversees the entire world and given a pair of binoculars that makes everything look like our own reflection. Through social media, many people have quickly come to view all new information as a sort of direct commentary on “who they are
59. The less people you follow, the more people you respect.
60. Delete your social media. It is the best thing you can ever do for your mental health.