The "Ruse" Of The Satisfaction Provided By Centralised Social Medias
In 2015 I discovered a microsource platform where I could basically earn a few cent doing some mini jobs online, it ranged from watching an ad or watching a YouTube video and leaving a comment or even downloading an app from PlayStore on Android and leaving a review, participating in a survey and test marketing a product that's yet to hit the market. Back then, there was nothing like it and basically it gave my centralised social media activities a little profit for having over 2k friends and followers on other platform. Apart from social experience I could basically earn money for having an amount of followers on Twitter and Instagram as well and this was what what this platform offered.
Sometimes I run my campaign as well and it was like I could get a ready made audience to work for me, so basically I was a worker and a employer at the same time and I could promote some of voting campaign and have people leaving their altruistic views for close to 20 cents in 2015 and this made me even put work into growing my Instagram account so that it could qualify me to take part in some Instagram task that could earn me about 1$. Back then I earned like 3$ to 4$ daily and sometimes I run campaign to further decentralised the reward and have people earning as much as they're setting up campaigns.
It's true that everything the social media does this days is to take and take and this is the most painful aspect. Facebook could contribute to ridding the world of unemployment even if it's giving regular addict a chance to earn maybe $0.50 daily for their dogged user's experience, this will give back to people who are most loyal to facebook, but since people are already loyal to facebook why spend money to tip users already, from Facebook.inc's perspective it's a no-brainer right? Truth is, the internet has been totally monetized especially centralised social medias and everything you want to do to attract attention is simply monetized to the core $$$ and anything like meeting people is now it's secondary or tertiary
When i opened my facebook account back in 2011 I just wanted to meet a nice white girl to date or marry me. I wanted to meet friends, quality would help my writing career as well, but then all these never even happened but then the thrilling of discovering other things kept me on facebook and I spent a whole lot of money for internet fee just to buy a different experience, human craving and a satisfaction for loneliness. It's actually cruel. If you notice, the world's richest people actually profits from people choosing to use their products but then what's so wrong for paying someone back for using your product? Why not decentralise all those billions and give meaning to the many people on the internet microblogging and having huge "likes" and engagement on their pictures?
All those billions in a single person's pocket and I wonder why. Truth is, we'd always have the takers and we'd also have the free givers but is it totally wrong to have a person become a taker and a giver?. The world is running out of jobs, automation is totally taking over. Things like covid-19 is even ensuring this further. That's why we need the internet even more. We might have machine take over services that humans might eventually bring but then since it's more cheaper to have a robot than to pay a group of people, why not?. I believe places like blockchain are already stripping these centralised medias of their massive audience as a result of unwarranted censorship. Feel it's left to people to see this which I believe they will, soon.