Social Media targeted at influencers and trending topics in the Longevity digital universe.
Tarot for the Modern Age
As a person who makes their living as a psychic reader, I know my way around a tarot deck. Instagram knows this too, apparently, and is constantly showing me ads for new decks up for sale, usually incredibly beautiful ones created by independent artists that rely heavily on social media to promote their businesses. These aren’t your typical tarot cards with medieval-style art that I’m sure come to mind along with images of crystal balls and clouds of incense. Instead, the decks up for offer on social media are modern and geared to a younger audience.
Does Social Media Make Us More Connected?
It has been estimated that over 80 million lives have been saved because of Penicillin, a drug implemented in 1942. Without this drug, 75% of people would not be alive today because their ancestors would not have survived. The science, technology, and creation of drugs is a miracle. We can all be thankful for the lives that have been saved and bettered because of the research that has been done. Unfortunately, drugs are also misused which leads to many negative effects. The negative effect of drugs was never the intention, but that makes them no less real.
The Cult of External Validation - A Deep Dive into the Psychology of 'Likes'
A few days ago, while testing a new feature, Instagram accidentally removed the ability to view likes for a large portion of its users. Unsurprisingly, a widespread social media freakout ensued, with many people turning to Twitter to vent their frustrations about the change. Various news outlets were also reporting on the earth-shattering news. Below are a few of my favourite reactions to the situation:
Life Off The Grid
Ok, firstly I was without wi-fi for about eight days which is more than a week but that wouldn’t make for such a catchy subtitle. Secondly, while I did manage to access the internet using mobile data on my phone afterwards, I only had 20 GB of data so I had to moderate my browsing.
Why I quit Social Media
I decided to take break from Social Media for 30 days. No Facebook tags, no Twitter notifications, no Instagram stories, nothing for 30 days. But I never thought that 30 days have turned into 180 days.
2020 has been a rough year for many of us and in many ways. Many of us have faced financial stresses. Others have gotten involved with the political agendas and become overwhelmed with the outcomes. There are others who have faced hardships with their health. Two of my friends have suffered heart attacks this year. Another was diagnosed with two different cancers. This is her story.
How to Minimize Facebook Doomscrolling
Facebook was supposed to be a way to keep in touch with family and friends. Now, it's a one-stop-shop for negativity and happiness-sucking content.
A list of how Social Media & Smart Phones is infecting our minds faster then bacteria.
Social Media/Smart Phones is known to have a very significant impact on society as of today. It has and will continue to impact our life's on so many levels until we are made aware of the potential harm it can cause and put an end to it. Let's get back to real human one on one connection and appreciate someone's presence, respecting and value everyone's time. Let's use social Media/Smart Phones in a more positive way. Here is a list of how and some examples that people are using it in a negative way.
The Rising Tide Of TikTok And People With Disabilities
Laden with cobwebs, face hidden with white chalk she stares at me in a ghost costume and gently says: ''Boo!". The half-eaten ice-cream bar and the greed for M&Ms was forgotten as I offered her my arm and squeaked back a hi. I think it was that moment when 11 year old me thought she was my soulmate. Boy, was I wrong.
How To Destroy Your Confidence or Why I Quit Social Media?
Why I quit social media? No, not forever though, but sometimes it feels like it would be better if so. Social media. Two words that have become vital for us. Two words that bring us mixed feelings. Two words that may give you a purge inspiration or completely destroy your confidence, step on you, spit on you and leave you alone. This time forever.
WhatsApp spreading fake news about Coronavirus
There is an old saying that bad news travels fast and in this day and age the same thing happens with fake news on the Internet. All across social media people share what has no truth to it. There are often reports of celebrity deaths that turn out to be hoaxes. Now false information is being spread regarding the deadly coronavirus .According to Tony Rom from The Washington Post, on Friday, only hours after Nigeria confirmed its first case of coronavirus, the trouble began. Olumide Makanjuola, a sexual-health and rights advocate, who lives in the state of Lagos, said he opened WhatsApp and was overwhelmed by a sense of panic. He found that users of the messaging service had copied, pasted and forwarded information that had no basis of truth to it.
Meet N' Yeet Gains
Jenna Fail..... When you think of that name, I hope you think of fitness entrepreneur, hero and amazing person inside and out. She continues to influence people all over the world with her fitness routines, way of eating and how just amazing she is. I have been following her for almost the entire existence of my Instagram life, and I will never not follow her. She is my favorite person ever, and I never in my wildest dreams would think I would meet her. Following Jenna has been the best thing to ever happen in my fitness journey. Starting a fitness journey is something hard, and without the knowledge you have no idea what to do. Creating a fitness regiment, trying to figure out what to eat, and navigating the gym can be a stressful thing. Following Jenna helped me get out of my comfort zone since I am a full on turtle with 7 layers of shell on. Jenna helped me without even knowing she was helping. She made me realize that it takes hard work, determination and patience within yourself to get to your goals. Being patient is not my strong suit, and I wanted the results fast, but what I was getting was what needed to happen; but not what I wanted to happen...... Jenna through her instagram stories, through posting and through being a genuine person -- helped me realize that my worth was needed to be found through me not other people. Finding out that I needed to do this fitness journey for myself instead of other people really made me think back a little......I had to do this for myself because if I didn't I was not going to see the results I wanted; and Jenna helped me with self worth and finding myself. I know you are supposed to go on this journey of finding yourself by yourself but Jenna was my inspiration and I knew I needed her to help me through this. Her words of encouragement through her Instagram were genuine, and for that I am thankful. I want people to realize that most fitness people won't take the time of day to comment back to you, message you back and actually care; but Jenna does. I follow a lot of fitness people, but none are more genuine than her, and then when I saw she was going to Oktoberfest a local event from a local Nutrition shop here in town; I knew I had to go....The event at Nutrition Faktory had a little over 20 booths of different local fitness brands and by far was my favorite event I have been to. Getting to go to this was a dream come true. I was I was telling one of my friends, we were gonna have to call 911 because I would be so nervous and excited. Meeting Jenna made my absolute whole world a lot better and knowing she is just as genuine in person as she is on Instagram made it all the better. She has helped me through some of the toughest ruts of this fitness journey, and I am so thankful for her and to have met her. I am still on cloud nine from meeting her, and I want her to know it meant the absolute world to me...... Thank you Jenna, for being the most genuine and helping me through some of my biggest fitness ruts. I will always be thankful for you and your wisdom. Until we meet again, can we be best friends and I absolutely love you. I will not disappoint you in this fitness journey. Thank you for changing my life for the better.