Former street entertainer turned concert musician and singer Ed Sheeran joined Kanye West and other cream of the crop stars in abandoning social media.
Person to person interconnection; A key to our sustainability
The exit of people of accomplishment from public social media raises the larger question of preserving it as a way to communicate with each other at all levels of society.
Singer Ed Sheeran performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP) (Invision) Trolls have forced Ed Sheeran to quit Twitter. The Glastonbury headliner and chart record breaker said a constant stream of vile comments had been bringing him […]
Corruption of information flow is always unsustainable
Many comments on the net only re-enforce authoritarian ideologies which assert that the masses are simply low life semi robots. All authoritarians believe the public must be subjugated, controlled and hand picket for privilege by those in a position to do so by any means possible at any given time. It follows that people who cannot control themselves will ultimately be controlled by others.
Authoritarian control of information is dangerous. That es how you end up with folks like Galileo being imprisoned for stating that the earth is not the center of the universe. What if the solution to avoiding a comet collision such as the one that made dinosaurs extinct, rests in the ideas of another Einstein, imprisoned and unable to speak?
People who understand social media is an evolutionary vehicle for access to information, need to call out the corruptors of communication. Conformity kills our ability to adapt to inevitable change, Variety of ideas arrived at through interconnection is the key to quality of life and our ability to adapt.
Responsible use of language is essential in order to avoid the breakdown of information. Most people do not mind criticism as long as it genuinely invites response and discussion. But anyone who works as hard as singer Ed Sheeran, who cannot reach out to their audience, without confronting 1000’s of petty vulgarities from petty cowards animated solely by their efforts is justified in disconnecting. When people of accomplishment and good will are unwilling to be personally public it should be a wake up call for us all.