I Experienced Instagram for the first time in my life.
I’m 18 years old and I’ve been on Instagram for a while. I made my Instagram account around 4 months ago, in the lockdown period and I use it just as a messenger tool between two of my friends, but now things have quite changed science last night.
Somehow I found a Netflix documentary called The Social Dilemma, interesting, after finishing it I gave some time to think about it. What they were trying to tell us? And I eventually end up installing Instagram on my phone and here’s what I found
The Social Dilemma(Documentary)
Note: This section is all about the documentary, if you already have watched it then skip this section.
It is a 2020 American docudrama directed by Jeff Orlowski it describes itself as “Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.”
Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we’re hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.
The film is trying to tell us how the world has changed with the rise of social media and its impact on our society. The plot of the film is centered around a story of a teenager’s social media addiction which is stitched beautifully with the interview of some former employees of big renown tech companies. In this documentary, they are introducing us to the dark side of social media. By explaining, the concept of surveillance capitalism and data mining. How are they exploiting our society to gain profit? How do these social media sites help to spread conspiracy theories? How are these sites now capable enough to affect our real-world by its use in politics? How are they designed to be addictive? And the cause of social media on our mental health.