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The worst social media site you've ever experienced
18-Aug-22 11:46am
#1
Frozyre
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Title says it. A lot of people have quite an opinion about what social media site out there is the most problematic and the most insensitive.

Based on experience, I can say that Reddit is probably the worst social media site ever. Even moreso than Twitter and it's by a hair, in technicality. The reason? Reddit, has a community where if they don't like you enough, they can claim you are an alt of an account that has been banned before previously that you have no ties with and you get permanently banned over it. You get downvoted to oblivion over honest differing opinions and posts, not seeking to offend. You get downvoted even harder for standing up for yourself or someone else because everyone is expected to "take it". It creates this huge discouraging atmosphere to participate and contribute that it's not even worth bothering.

And their registration makes it so someone can be a gattling gun of alt accounts to continue their brigading. I've noticed a large influx of generated names in the forms of alt from people who're using them for malicious intent. Yes, I do choose Reddit as being the most backwards social site, even over Twitter. Even over a social media site where the former president himself, has gotten banned from for using it as a tool to attack others through.

Reddit is just not a good place to vent, it's not a good place to seek mental health advice, advice in general about life, advice in relationships, to get generally anything from. There is not enough safeguards in place, to make Reddit more palatable. It is just a platform that's constantly abused for self-padding people who want to give others a hard time, just because they can and just because the admins have made the registration the way it is so they can make it rapid. The mods don't do enough there and it's quite sad that the mods who do, are acting on their own judgment and not based on any of the guidelines set in the subreddits they moderate.

I've had my fair amount of good time on there, but it just seems the past year and a half, it's been downhill. Constant fights with passive aggressive trolls, having to make so many alts to try and move on from the bullcrap before, only for it to happen again whether it's a week down the line or a couple months later. I never have lasted a full year on Reddit on any alt because of this. My main was banned like four or five years ago so that's quite a while.

I just can't anymore with it. Facebook is merely just a broken piece of crap shell of it's former self, I'm pretty sure it's maintained by A.I and algorithms pretending to be people so you think it's people who're removing content for you or whatever. Twitter, it can be a cesspool, it just depends on where you wound up with. I can't say anything on the others because between FB, Twitter and Reddit, they're all collectively big enough to deal with as is.
18-Aug-22 12:18pm
#2
BlueJava
Double Gold Good Trader

Reddit is still a good place for info in the smaller subs. I have gardens, fruit trees and animals so the community in those subs are always informative and helpful. Reddit was better years ago but like all things that grow in popularity it got ruined. You can go in your profile and disable replies and private messages which would help you ignore the trolls. The brigading, misinformation, etc has gotten insane but unfortunately is the way most comment sections are when you get to create unlimited accounts and remain anonymous. I remember a post where someone asked a question and everyone that answered or tried to help got banned because the mod said it wasn't a relationship sub. Don't take getting banned personally some mods really don't have a life.
18-Aug-22 12:52pm
#3
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader

All of them. So much vitriol for so little benefit... I'll leave off with this:

"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance."

- Carl Sagan (1995)


Those 10 second sound bites are now 141 characters (or whatever Twitter is).
18-Aug-22 12:52pm
#4
SublimeFan
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

I mean maybe reframe the question to 'what's the best?' because they all have major flaws. I don't take them too seriously though, they're mostly just a way to pass the time.
18-Aug-22 12:53pm
#5
Sun
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 5 Reviews

I find Twitter comments worse than Reddit. I'm sure there are specific sub-reddits that are downright awful, but I don't entertain those.
18-Aug-22 1:10pm
#6
Scott
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Reddit definitely has it's annoyances, but at least on there you can avoid the subs that are the most toxic. There are plenty of subs with really good communities.

I absolutely hate Twitter though. That's the most toxic social media site IMO. 95% of it is just a political cesspool. The worst part is you can't avoid it, because they insist on showing you tweets from people you're not following, and it's almost always garbage.
18-Aug-22 1:31pm
#7
Porksta
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The smaller subreddits are fine. They can be useful and good sources of info. That's how I found out there is a Jollibee opening near me!

The larger subreddits are garbage but they can have good info or be funny. But if you aren't a part of the left groupthink your opinion will never be heard. It just becomes one large echo chamber.

18-Aug-22 1:40pm
#8
Anxiouz
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I absolutely loathe LinkedIn. Everyone is fake on that site trying to pretend they're more important than they are. It's a necessary evil to stay connected for future opportunities but there are loads of random messages and people posting "top 5 behaviors to land you a job" or whatever a couple of times a week is so dumb.
18-Aug-22 1:42pm
#9
Frozyre
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

SublimeFan wrote:
I mean maybe reframe the question to 'what's the best?' because they all have major flaws. I don't take them too seriously though, they're mostly just a way to pass the time.
Why reframe the question as the best?

Social Media in general, hasn't offered anything innovative for the past 15 years. It's been running in place. Everything we're doing now is no different than what we're doing here on GTZ. Communication has peaked when we got it all going mobile. Nothing new has been achieved since. Only the internet speed has increased (depends...). So really, comparing the social sites would just be down to "Twitter doesn't have a downvote button and neither does Facebook". It'd just be grasping straws.
18-Aug-22 1:43pm
#10
Frozyre
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

Anxiouz wrote:
I absolutely loathe LinkedIn. Everyone is fake on that site trying to pretend they're more important than they are. It's a necessary evil to stay connected for future opportunities but there are loads of random messages and people posting "top 5 behaviors to land you a job" or whatever a couple of times a week is so dumb.
A lot of job sites are like that, with Indeed and Snagajob. We're here to find jobs, not kiss ass for employment although that's the sad truth of these places. I get the same garbage from Indeed.
18-Aug-22 2:23pm
#11
MrBean
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The amount of useful information, deep dialogue, constructive collaboration, and of course absolute stupidity and hilarity I find on reddit, makes it probably my favorite social platform.

All the other big boys are just noise that I utilize for relevant news/updates, and occasional family/friend oriented stuff.

I find that more and more, actively browsing any social media is just a waste of time. They're a reactive tool to be used when needed.
18-Aug-22 2:26pm
#12
Sun
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 5 Reviews

Anxiouz wrote:
I absolutely loathe LinkedIn. Everyone is fake on that site trying to pretend they're more important than they are. It's a necessary evil to stay connected for future opportunities but there are loads of random messages and people posting "top 5 behaviors to land you a job" or whatever a couple of times a week is so dumb.
I don't post content on LinkedIn for the sake of getting engagement. I post when I'm leaving a job or starting a new one and that's about it. I'll like some updates from connections.

Many of the content posts nowadays always end up with people posting a reply saying "This belongs on Facebook, not LinkedIn". I stop reading at that point. This is usually in response to a post that likely skews liberal. You really get the entitled, privileged and racist folks triggered with those types of posts.

However, I have noticed a ton of fake/spam accounts trying to connect with me. The common theme amongst these accounts are that the profile pic is always of an attractive Chinese female. Photos themselves could be computer generated.
18-Aug-22 3:07pm
#13
Kommie
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Out of all of them, I prefer Reddit. You don't have to sub to stuff that will clearly annoy or bother you. Hell, if you use r/all you can even ban subs from showing up in your r/all feed. I have so many banned subs.

I'd say Facebook or Twitter is the worst. Facebook turned boomers into what boomers thought video games would do to us. And Twitter is mostly just "person trying to get the last word in".
18-Aug-22 3:20pm
#14
Sun
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 5 Reviews

Kommie wrote:
I'd say Facebook or Twitter is the worst. Facebook turned boomers into what boomers thought video games would do to us. And Twitter is mostly just "person trying to get the last word in".
I follow Wario64 on Twitter which I'm sure many of you do. When the PS5 was really hard to get, the comments from most users to any non-PS5 related post was "Post PS5 deals only.' :smh:
18-Aug-22 3:21pm
#15
theyrhere
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Facebook is probably the worst, but in the south no one has really moved past it as THE networking site, so I still have one.

I like twitter since you can pretty much curate it to you. There's a bunch of awful crap there, but you can avoid most of it. And the general scandals of the twitterverse can be hilarious.

Tumblr is probably the worst though. Oh my god what a crap place lol
18-Aug-22 3:24pm
#16
Kommie
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Sun wrote:
Kommie wrote:> I'd say Facebook or Twitter is the worst. Facebook turned boomers into what boomers> thought video games would do to us. And Twitter is mostly just "person trying to> get the last word in". I follow Wario64 on Twitter which I'm sure many of you do. When the PS5 was really hard to get, the comments from most users to any non-PS5 related post was "Post PS5 deals only.' :smh:
I still have Wario64 for random deals, but I also get spammed with crap I don't want so I mute a lot of people on it. I got a lot of Xbox/Sony fan boy spam though. A lot.
18-Aug-22 4:06pm
#17
BlueJava
Double Gold Good Trader

Porksta wrote:

The larger subreddits are garbage but they can have good info or be funny. But if you aren't a part of the left groupthink your opinion will never be heard. It just becomes one large echo chamber.100% projection right there. There are a couple echo chambers that come to mind and are well known. One where you get banned instantly for posting anything remotely positive towards dems/Brandon. In fact you have to be vetted to post topics there, How is going through an interview process to know what your beliefs are and that they fall in line with the mods/sub not the definition of an echo chamber? Another sub where they will actually dox you if you post actuall true info there.
18-Aug-22 4:22pm
#18
Porksta
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Weird, I never see anything right-leaning on the front page.

18-Aug-22 4:52pm
#19
SublimeFan
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

Frozyre wrote:
SublimeFan wrote:> I mean maybe reframe the question to 'what's the best?' because they all have major> flaws. I don't take them too seriously though, they're mostly just a way to pass> the time. Why reframe the question as the best? Social Media in general, hasn't offered anything innovative for the past 15 years. It's been running in place. Everything we're doing now is no different than what we're doing here on GTZ. Communication has peaked when we got it all going mobile. Nothing new has been achieved since. Only the internet speed has increased (depends...). So really, comparing the social sites would just be down to "Twitter doesn't have a downvote button and neither does Facebook". It'd just be grasping straws.
I think you answered my question *shrug*
18-Aug-22 5:28pm
#20
MrBean
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I've debated signing up to the Truth platform just to watch the inmates go crazy. Be curios to see what goes on over there.

Love that I'm seeing posts (today) on LinkedIn about an impending Civil War. God we suck.
18-Aug-22 5:31pm
#21
Kommie
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I imagine "Truth Social" is just a massive echo chamber.

The worst social media site you've ever experienced