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My thoughts on Chinese social media
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My thoughts on Chinese social media

Social media was supposed to be a good thing for China, but turns out it's the worst thing ever.

I have been away from Weibo for the last couple months.

And today I scrolled through the site to discover what people said about the Tyler Joseph incident, and it was traumatizing. Like always, it's the same hate comments against "political correctness" & "black lives matter". On this subject, I think Chinese people's voices on YouTube and Weibo are really coming together. It's the voice of Chinese people on social media.

Social media was supposed to be a good thing for China, but turns out it's the worst thing ever. Lately I have understood that voices on social media sites tend to be more intense, more conservative and more toxic than the real society. These sites, their algorithms are designed to be this way, for shocking comments to get more views, unreal tweets to get more views, so that ads clients get more money, and they get more money.

Social media is not a place for you to get better mentally. I have been targeted by toxic people on Weibo and WeChat. People have hurt or even killed themselves because of threats or hurtful comments on social media sites. They mess with your head and make you more depressed than you already are. I don't want to see these cold-hearted, toxic or horrible people around me, on my device, in my eyes. I'm not meant to know them, and I don't need to. I can get rid of them, just by not visiting social media sites, by not following anyone.

And I think for the majority of people, get away from social media, if you can. It kills, literally.

p.s. I know perhaps someone reported me to Weibo because they don't want to see me on Weibo. That's why my original account was banned. Good news: I'm sick and tired of social media and I want nothing out of it. If you don't wanna see me, that is fine. In the following years, I plan to keep my activity there to the minimal.


最近几个月,我离开了微博。

今天,我浏览了一下网站,去看一看人们对泰勒·约瑟夫事件的评价,这让我精神上受創了。和以往一样,都是针对 "政治正确"&"黑人生命重要 "的仇恨言论。在这个问题上,我觉得中国人在 YouTube 和微博上的声音真的達成了統一。这是中文社交媒体的声音。

社交媒体本来对中国来说是一件好事,但事实证明它是最糟糕的事情。最近我明白了,社交媒体网站上的声音往往比现实社会更激烈、更保守、更毒辣。这些网站,他们的算法就是这样设计的,为了让令人震惊的评论得到更多的浏览量,为了让不真实的微博得到更多的浏览量,让广告客户得到更多的钱,他们得到更多的钱。

社交媒体不是一个让你精神上变得更好的地方。我觉得没有社交媒体网站,这个世界会更好。我曾在微博和微信上被有毒的人盯上。有人因为社交网站上的威胁或伤害性的评论而伤害甚至杀死自己。它扰乱你的脑袋,让你比你本来更加抑鬱。我不想在我身边,在我的设备上,在我的眼里,看到这些冷酷无情,有毒或可怕的人。我不应该认识他们,也不需要认识他们。我可以摆脱他们,只要不访问社交媒体网站,或者不关注任何人。

我想对于大多数人来说,远离社交媒体,如果可以的话。它會殺死你,字面上的意思。

p.s.我知道也许有人因为不想在微博上看到我而举报我。所以我原来的账号才会被禁言。好消息是:我已经厌倦了社交媒体,我不想从社交媒体中得到任何东西。如果你不想看到我,那也没关系。在接下来的几年里,我计划将我在那里的活动保持在最低限度。