Wasting TIME on social media...

Lately, I have been doing most of my tasks from my home. It does reminds me of the deadly phase of COVID. Apparently, working from home has its ups and downs! One of the major positive side of working home is, you get a lot of free time! Like if you are tired, you can take a small nap or if you are bored, you can do things which you like. Such as listen to music do stuffs which entertain you and so on! Which is not really possible in a real time job outside of home. Tbh I am enjoying it as well. But on the other side, it has a serious bad impact on my lifestyle. I have not been noticing it, until today!


Since, my overall productivity has increased I was happy to witness it. But my free time has reluctantly increased over the last couple of weeks. Not that I am complaining as I am feeling better. Stress has been reduced which is why I am sleeping well, having home made foods also is delicious. But the free time is going elsewhere. That free time is not going into crypto or in Youtube or learning something new but all of it is going in on Facebook and Instagram.


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Yeah, honestly I am surprised myself! I was looking at the data on my phone and whilst I was seeing which app is consuming most of my time and I ended up with these two. To my surprise, I was stunned for few seconds. I was like WTH is this. I thought the data was wrong but once I gave it a thought it was indeed true. I was going back and forth in facebook for the last few days. I had literally no idea how much time I was wasting out there. Now you might say I am over reacting! Let me say what is actually happening out in here!


Facebook, is definitely one of those social media where you get to see what your whole family and friends and beyond are upto. No wonder it has taken access to billions of people phone. It is fun and exciting to witness what others are upto. But it is affecting people both mentally and physically as well. As I had these issues when I first started using facebook back in 2011-2012. My academic result fell down and it was a nightmare. With all the updates, facebook is keeping you at check. Name it what you want, Facebook's algorithm will place it in front of you. Everything that you want Facebook has it for you. What facebook needs is just your time. Your time is their money.


The reason why I am furious about it atm is I know all of these but yet I am doing everything which I do not tend to do lol. I am neither a content creator in Facebook and neither do I have any benefit from using facebook. I was just spending my free time on facebook and slowly it became a necessity lol. I do admit, Facebook and Instagram has every opportunity for you to get entertained and also for countless users it is a medium for income source as well. But it somehow affects you and allows you give your time out in there without you even knowing. That's how addictive it is and that is what's bugging me all along.


Facebook is earning billions from the time we are giving as a consumer. I do need to give a round of applause to Mark for creating something like Facebook. Where he is nor forcing anyone to do anything but yet almost everyone is rushing towards it and doing what he exactly wants us to do. Such a pity!


Sooner than later, I do really wish for HIVE blockchain to attain such level of communication towards its content creators and consumers. Yes, we are still in early age and unlike Facebook or any other social media forum it takes a long time to create a userbase and be at a certain position for themselves. HIVE will attain to that level in near future.


Since HIVE has a vast opportunity for its content creators and you do not have to follow thousand of guidelines like web2 platforms. Just be original and authentic and you are good to go. If only people knew what they were missing. I suppose we just need time to get over these sort of scenarios and until than as an early start we are lucky to be here and accumulate as much as possible. Be that it may coin, token or audience.


They do say, TIME is money and hence it is proved once again ;)

Best regards
Rehan

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Yeap, lots of free time, and I would say that during COVID a vast amount of my free time was spent with my family, didn't notice that change before. Still, I have continued with this preference, trying to spend a chunk of my free time with the family, gossip with them, and many more fun activities.

On seeing your one I too have just checked my activity, since I got a new PC, phone usage has reduced significantly from this month but still, a huge amount of time is getting wasted there, need to fix them too.

Yeah, HIVE is still at its early stage, Facebook has walked a long way since its birth and we have started to grow. I do believe in web3 so we are gonna reach highs like Facebook too, maybe not now but surely in the coming years. Better days are yet to come, we gotta stick to it.

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Trying to spend a chunk of my free time with the family, gossip with them, and many more fun activities

Tbh it is a blessing having a family and that even spending time with them. There are plenty of people who does have money and all the richness but they can not share their wealth with their family. You are indeed a lucky person. Do cherish each and every moments with them.

On seeing your one I too have just checked my activity

Well, I just needed a reminder to get back to track. I am glad I found it sooner than later lol. Un installed that damn app :)

we are gonna reach highs like Facebook too, maybe not now but surely in the coming years.

Absolutely! Lets not get away with the fact, we are the early predators of HIVE jk. Lets not waste the chance which we got. Good days ahead indeed!

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Let's not waste the chance which we got. Good days ahead indeed!

True! waiting for better days.

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Facebook is losing its "touch", people are realizing how unproductive and "controlling" it really is, same goes for any other sorts of social media, excluding some parts of Twitter I guess.

Yes, there are some productive aspects, but those categories aren't favored by the algorithm. The algorithm just wants us to browse its recommended section, view their ads and stay as active as possible. Keeping us hooked, addicted and coming back for more, monitoring and tracking our activities, without most of us even realizing it a single bit.

Yet, the good news is that WEB2 is slowly losing all the activity it once held, the value of some of these platforms are drastically declining, and to me that only seems like an opportunity for WEB3.

Only we know how important WEB3 is for us and the future, a "transparent", yet a secure future, one that we control and maintain power over. Yes, Decentralization has its perks, the pros its cons, right now we're seeing a big effect of exactly that, but it's still way better than the current scenario of WEB2.

Might sound harsh, but I want WEB2 and its ways of running things, its ideas to die ASAP. WEB2 is already in a very toxic condition, so I'd rather see it burn now and be buried deep down into the ground.

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Facebook is losing its "touch",

I totally agree. I Am already seeing many of my friend circle are slowly getting it. FB is one of those addiction which is very difficult to get rid of at some point. About Twitter, I have somehow been positive and still now I am able to get some very legit news which is unavailable elsewhere. And talking about censorship I hate Twitter :) Apart from that Twitter is OK for now.

addicted and coming back for more, monitoring and tracking our activities, without most of us even realizing it a single bit.

Falling for this trap is kinda easy lol. I am now laughing hard at myself. But I guess I was just watching movies and small clips of movies all these time. By the way I watched lots of movie clips from facebook. Which I am planning to watch in the next few days. And now I also can write reviews about them in HIVE. So I guess it was not 100% useless lol

Only we know how important WEB3 is for us and the future, a "transparent", yet a secure future, one that we control and maintain power over.

I was talking with a friend of mine and he probably got some idea about transparency and all these stuff. I was shocked to hear that coming from him. And I just smiled while he was talking all these. I was like good people are slowly getting educated and it is a good thing!

I want WEB2 and its ways of running things, its ideas to die ASAP.

Well that day is coming and it will happen very soon. You wish shall bear fruit my bro!

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About Twitter, I have somehow been positive and still now I am able to get some very legit news which is unavailable elsewhere

Yep, 5 minutes of Twitter browsing gives me more info than any other social media app.

By the way I watched lots of movie clips from facebook

I've been there too bhai, once in a while doesn't hurt much I guess. Even though I'm not much of a "movie" guy; I'm very picky when it comes to movies and shows, so I'm somewhat immune to those short clips.

I was like good people are slowly getting educated and it is a good thing!

Yes they are, and this is just the start, hopefully we're all headed towards the right direction.

Well that day is coming and it will happen very soon. You wish shall bear fruit my bro!

Can't wait haha.

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WFH trait is indeed relaxing, you get plenty of spare times, most of it is as you don't have to go to workplace and losing 2-3 hours daily in traffic. Also, you don't run out of energy with all those yummy homemade foods around.

But it has some issues, especially the self-bossing habit. If you fail to manage your time well, or don't have standard time management skill, it can become a nightmare. Tons of tasks will be there pending at your end and this may disrupt the overall workflow of the company. But this is not a common scenario as almost all companies have some tracking tools to monitor your activity, some even ask their remote employees to keep the webcam running, making it a bit uncomfortable. And if they don't track your web activity that much, social media usage may increase, which you are ranting about.

I don't usually use facebook or similar social media but most of the times, i am drifted away from my main tasks either by hive or binance; scrolling down feeds but not making it a productive one by active engagement. Although social media has many positive sides, unproductive people like me are using it for entertainment only and making millions for Mark and alike. To some extent, facebook has become the standard fave of typical social media. If you ask them about hive or represent hive as a social media, i am sure 9 out of 10 people will ask for an interface mimicking facebook. Ecency mobile app somehow gives an impression of using facebook from the outer layer, when it comes to engagement, it can be boring and very complex to the common people as they aren't aware of web 3. Try to educate them about hive and they will come to a conclusion that it's another gambling site, price going up and down. Simply put, they aren't convinced about the future of social media and happy to scroll down FB feed with HaHa emoji. Also, they aren't willing to put honest efforts in engagement, so, fb works better for them 🥴

Looks like you are working towards your goal of active engagement, but even after promising to follow your path, it's not happening here as I am caught up with unwanted hassles. Thank you for your effort bro, go ahead.

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Also, you don't run out of energy with all those yummy homemade foods around.

hehe and gain weight at the same time lol.

Tons of tasks will be there pending at your end and this may disrupt the overall workflow of the company.

Feeling that pain as of the moment. While I am also very much rigid about these facts. Such as, if there is anything that I would have to do and if I was not able to do, I do make up to it as much as possible with all my effort.

some even ask their remote employees to keep the webcam running, making it a bit uncomfortable.

I have not faced this issue yet by the way. Although, I have seen and heard many companies do that. But from my POV the productivity may increase for a little while but for long term it sure will have a negative impact in the mind of those employees. I hope no body faces this issue as at some point this is sort of privacy violation. But what am I talking about and that even in Bangladesh lol

I was not able to make many people understand about the way of HIVE. I even tried incentivizing their content at a early stage. But due to lack of their willingness slowly they paved away from HIVE. Since a majority of the users find FB and other social media as entertaining let it be their demise. It will take a decade or even more to make some people understand the value of time. My only regret is, they could have made their TIME valuable in ways which they even don't know. On example, I would like to give here, I know a brother of mine who as asking me for some money the other day, I gave him that and he was recharging that amount for his internet bill. I was like ok! He said he missed FB and other stuffs related to that. I knew my futile effort of making him understand HIVE would be nothing compared to his strong attractiveness towards facebook. So no comment there!

While, there will always be tasks awaiting for us bro. We will have to make it work in between those busy schedule. I know you are busy and having a tough time but it is always great to see your thoughts around my blog and others. It helps to move forward with little extra strength. And I want you to surpass me bro and I am pretty sure you will. My best wishes to you at all times!

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It is quite true that people are involved in social media pretty badly and its algorithm works like this way, people can spend plenty of time browsing. People use social media not thinking about the way, they can get opportunities from the site. A majority of people use it just because they get entertained by that. And this is the trap, falling into the trap we are being lazy, wasting our most valuable time in an unproductive way.

To tell the truth, I have glimpsed for while digital wellbeing of my phone and I have become quite wondering that my top-using app is Facebook for about a month and I have been wasting a good amount of time on there without doing anything productive. Yes, it is a must thing to change right now. Yes, I set up a timer for not more than 1-hour use on Facebook, I feel this feature will be beneficial for me.

There is no cap that hive is providing a great opportunity for us, as content creators if we are original and do what we are passionate to do, I believe we will obtain a good position in the near future. Yes, hive is quite new compared to other social media as we are here from the very beginning of it, if we grab it as our daily drive like other social media, it will be able to bring something great to our living.

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It is literally disappointing to watch people giving their precious time in these sort of social medias. Not that I am saying it is bad or sth like that. What I am trying to say, the productivity is what makes a certain platform efficient. FB and other stuffs are kinda ruining the morality here.

As I have seen seen reports claiming, FB and other social medias are going to ruin the minds of the next generations. I also have a string belief that it is going to be a reality sooner than later.

While I hope you better not get addicted to FB unless it is productive for u in one way or another.

Lets see how far HIVE can take us. Although, I must say, it has taken us to a position where its us who can make the difference.

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Yea, I believe that working from home has its ups and downs but one can still achieve reasonable results if we discipline ourselves to avoid distractions within our working hours 👌

I agree with you on how Facebook affects lives especially those that doesn't make money on Facebook. Since I found hive, my Facebook account has been crying 😂, but then like you said I do visit Facebook because of my family and friends so I can catch up with the happenings around them since the platform has proven to be a page people display things around them. However, the time I give other social media this days are limited, I only visit when I feel like getting some kind of entertainment you know 😂😂

Time is money indeed and I value my precious time a lot this days over valuable things rather than pleasure.

Thanks for sharing my friend 👍🤗

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but one can still achieve reasonable results if we discipline ourselves to avoid distractions within our working hours

But honestly it is harder said than done. I usually am getting a rough time from my wife. Her exacts words are "You are not giving me enough time". I suppose working from home does has its ups and downs lol

my Facebook account has been crying

I need to get back to this stage once again lol.

I for one would visit anywhere or any social media platform as long as I get some sort of value for my time. HIVE has been one of those places and tbh it is growing as days are passing by. I would definitely love to give more time here and get to know many more interesting people like NKEM :)

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Her exacts words are "You are not giving me enough time".

😂😂😂😂
I see...I see the same thing too just like your wife. I have a friend whose husband works at home, what the husband does is to always lock himself in his study room during work hours to avoid the wife trouble 😂😂

I would definitely love to give more time here and get to know many more interesting people like NKEM :)

Wow 😂😂😂
I am blushing 😂
Thanks 👍😊

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