In addition to their (upcoming) ” Tinder “-like feature (for use of ‘Verified’ members only), which #OSFMag will be telling yous about, #Twitter will soon be testing the BEST most NECESSARY and GENIUS thing they’ve done since its invention:
Charging for its use-well, sorta..
If you read my IG frame a little over a week ago, I briefly mentioned the necessity of ‘why’ social media sites needed to just give up the ghost and rumors and rescinds about whether to charge or not to charge. They really wanna charge for a basic monthly subscription but instead, Twitter is going about it by dancing around it and testing subscriptions as a marketing/advertising feature for subscribers who want to take advantage of it.
Regardless of all these ‘safety dances,’ a bold, traditional subscription is necessary. Twitter as we know it already (for free) is (already) marketing and advertising as-is..
What ‘Should Be’ And Why
Let’s talk about regulation and why there’s a necessity of traditional subscription (versus offering subscription for advertising on top of how we’re already promoting ourselves on Twitter free).
In case you don’t know: Mark Zuckerberg Tesla’s CEO (Elon Musk) have been duking it out over Elon making a statement that AI (artificial intelligence) needs to be regulated before it takes off and becomes a thing/way of life/living.
As well, I posted on our ToriSpilling site- I had “LOTS” to add to this fight that they are having . It all boils down to these tech giants (in their own right)’s debate about each other’s knowledge of the severity of IMPACT artificial intelligence technology will have if, in advance, not regulated.
Mark’s view (in my opinion) is far too analog and subjective. Versus looking at the big picture, I feel that he thinks Elon’s view on AI is
a direct an eventual threat his new toy: VR (virtual reality).
Not JUST because Tesla 3’s are on route, 😂but I happen to agree with Elon’s view on artificial intelligence needing regulating (most everything a part of, or controlling a society does). That can’t be denied or go ignored.
A digi geek-VERY concerned with the moral and merit fiber today (as a result of social media and technology) I am all over this.
Search Elon Musk here at OtherSideoftheFame and over at ToriSpilling.com. From SpaceX to self-driving vehicles, to underground hyperloop transportation (even quests to actual outer space), we’ve been through a lot of Elon Musk’s ideas. I can see where Mark could have another said to himself ‘here goes another’–one of Elon’s “things.” But on this, Elon’s point is moral over technological and quite frankly, I agree with Elon.
The Internet Search Engine Gurus Not Being Regulated Is EXACTLY How Google Flew Under The Radar and Got Its Power
My question to Zuckerberg is: Do you realize how much power Google has is because they
took ownership of BOUGHT the Internet search engine during a time when the Internet was merely feeling its way? Although AOL/Netscape, MSN, and Yahoo and a few smaller ones had search engines (too), their pages’ infrastructure was ‘busier’ with HTML graphics and words ( but included a search area – like all websites do).
Google came through and simplified the Internet search engine process by cutting out graphic and words with HTML click-throughs. Google concentrated on its logo and a simple search bar-nothing else, the equivalent of what we do at ToriSpilling.com do: we cut out the necessity for having to ‘search’ Yahoo, MSN (and even Google). Through our resources (and a subscription that we have to pay for) we merely scan headlines and select relative, current event news and information, simplified IT by the need to THINK and search Google. By listing top and relevant articles daily, that helps Internet and social media users time in half by trying to remember what the news and blog told them. We set up shop by way of helping readers move from seeing it on television or reading online blogs about a story and getting STRAIGHT TO article sources without having to “think” and search Google (and any other search engine). When it comes to “searching,” Google knows that brevity is key. ToriSpilling did the same thing in a different way.
Because of the way The Internet transmits data to and throughout the web, worldwide-via meta tags and keywords, doing a simple search through a simple Google search bar delivered info to users of the Internet–helping THEM bypass the busyness of other search engines who put the focus on graphics as content and HTML (to click through to article to which the graphic belong). Google then knew they were on to something and ended up OWNING over 80% of the search engine function of the Internet, worldwide!
The fact that there was NO regulation in place, Google makes the rules for all websites/domains ON the Internet and as well, they (“Google”) are players AMONG the rules that THEY govern and are players IN THE SAME GAME on the SAME website domain playing field yet, they have ALL the power to erase other’s sites from a Google search that don’t PLAY by their rules!
WHY: Because there was no regulation. They came in and, BOUGHT, OWNED AND REGULATED.
The Dire Need for Regulation on the Internet and in Technology
You see, around late 90s and early 2000’s, the Internet ‘powers that be’ weren’t as concerned with regulating as they were happy with the military’s hold on the worldwideweb was now extended to civilians. Chat rooms, message boards and business setting up domains was an exciting, new way to do and display business and play and recreation. Through all that, the mark was missed on regulating Google who too, set up (simple) shop in the 2000s. Now, with their power and making the rules with no regulations, they are in control of business and brands (with domains online) being able to be found by way of them. Now, all domains online are governed by Google’s rules in order to be searchable (anywhere in the world) by Google.
I mean, people (still?) go to “search engines” MSN, Yahoo, (and the few who still go to AOL) sometimes ….(I guess).
After seeing MSN, Yahoo and AOL get reduced to mere blogs over the search engine they intended to be, Bing came through without the graphics but (by patent rights) was not allowed to present a (simple) front face like Google because Google owns the blank page, and the one search bar ‘design.’ Bing did what it could but still couldn’t/can’t compete with Google.
Google’s simplicity and focus on being ONLY a search engine basically made MSN, Yahoo and AOL look like and be regarded as mere blogs over search engines. Google is king of search engine (80% ownership and viewership). MSN, Yahoo, AOL and the rest can have a that little 20% left–is basically Google’s gangster.
Because of it being a new way of life, social media and its virtual reality tools-it needs to regulate: NOW. The world is out of it’s MIND because social media never regulated/ (sanctioned and charged).
With regard to Elon Musk’s concern, the next BIG technological event IS INDEED AI/artificial intelligence. It’s got to get regulated out the gate.
Social media made the hearts and minds of the people of the world a mess Because of social media, people have made a mess of themselves-under guises of the “presentable” in hopes of rewards of ‘success,’ fame, (or even just attention):
Via social media, lives can be made (or taken), lives are altered (or escalated). Mentalities are ruined and are realities distorted-people’s minds are expanded by daily (unregulated) highlight reels. Google, and social media (with virtual reality now being very much a part of its subculture-all of which are made possible by foundation of the Internet) has to be regulated. Human beings are officially desensitized and are obsessed with success sensationalism. Rather than true sincerity, supposed sensitivity only comes in the form of a bragging tweet or video-on display-for the world to see our ‘good (or even bad) deeds.’
THIS MAN TOLD THE T. R. U. T. H behind and about it all:
5:31 “What’s happening is, we are allowed unfettered access to these dopamine-producing devices and media. Basically it’s becoming hard wired.”
All factors in each video are the problems with social media not regulating.
Regulation enforces contemplation.
Unfortunately, regulation can close (necessary) doors for some but fortunately, (for all) reinforces intention and thought over thoughtlessness.
Regulation resets realities that are soooooooo necessary in need right now.
All is not lost. Social media still stands a chance to press the kind of “reset” button that’s really need and this is how to begin:
21-Day Digital Blackout:
It takes 21 days of a continuous action for a reaction to be set in motion and the habit to begin.
Social media cannot survive without the Internet but the Internet can indeed survive without social media (as can all legitimate brands and businesses worldwide).
By first, starting with a disclaimer of assuming no responsibility for any user’s death by suicide, social media can reset the world by doing a 21-day blackout and recharge on day 22 with a subscription option. That is the ONLY way to restore the moral and merit fiber in our society. That is (social media) technology’s one and only way to ‘regulate:’ As you know, I wrote the book/s on this stuff and have been saying this for a while.
Just like Elon Musk advocates regulation being necessary in AI, social media technology is in
need dire need of it, too.
For example, like in law enforcement, whenever a certain group is in power, to oversee greed, corruption etc., regulation is necessary. Some thing or somebodies need to act as an ‘Ombudsman’ to force intention in order to avoid catastrophe.
Regulation is: You can’t get a driver’s license until 16. You can buy cigarettes until what, 18? You can’t drink until 21. etc. You get the drift. Unfortunately, Twitter, Facebook and IG thought regulation started and ended with a blue verified button. It takes more than that.
In social media, a 21-day digital blackout will reset us all.
If you were really a ‘business’ and a ‘brand,’ then your business or brand (should) still be able to survive and withstand not having Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for a mere 21 days.