CHANGE IS COMING, BIG SURPRISE
For those who aren’t required to stay on top of social media for work (or our clients), please accept my jealousy. For those interested in the highlights, here are a few:
THE GOOD: If you’re not using AI to generate content, you might find it helpful. It’s fun to test, especially if you’re not a fast writer because it can save you time. But it’s, well, artificial so I usually have to add some humanity to what is spit out on ChatGPT items I’ve tested. Don’t take it as gospel.
THE BAD: First, Open AI is being sued for stealing content. Another reason to put your own brainpower into whatever is spit out for you.
Have you found a bunch of useless content and unknown followers on your Facebook page of profile? It’s because FB started generating AI content on what it believes you want to see based on it’s own algorithm. I can barely tolerate that platform anymore due to AI spam, as I think of it. Posts are not from friends or those I follow and my real friends have mostly been pushed into a hole on that platform. I bet they’re losing followers by the thousands, although you know they won’t admit it because their ad sales would decrease!
BATTLES OF SOCIAL PLATFORMS
THE BAD: OK, it’s all bad in my opinion. People should not forget how to think for themselves. Sometimes I wonder if social media is mimicking our culture. The platforms are battling it out for followers on each platform.
Twitter has lost market share from scores of folks put off by Elon Musk’s behavior.
Today I saw an announcement about Musk’s new Project Omega [platform? robot? space ship? no details yet] that claims it will turn the entire internet upside down with it’s novel new science. Looks to me like competition for ChatGPT which he anticipates being taken down due to the potential threats of people having, well, information sifted through auto-reasoning by a machine.
Instagram’s announced its competition called “Threads” to take followers away from Twitter:
“Threads is a new app, built by the Instagram team, for sharing text updates and joining public conversations.
You log in using your Instagram account and posts can be up to 500 characters long and include links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes in length.
We’re working on Threads soon being compatible with the open, interoperable social networks that we believe can shape the future of the internet.”
If you’re actually curious, go to threads.net to download on apple or google play stores. You can use your Instagram account to log in. Your Instagram username and verification will carry over, with the option to customize your profile specifically for Threads.
May you find enlight/c/contactontacenment with far more important information than news on social media 🙂 But if you’re trying to make your own social media work for you and your worthy ideas, let’s connect. There actually are some good uses of social for good purposes.