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October 15, 2018

Steak-Umm’s Twitter Account Just Put Out an Insightful, Existential Essay on the Social Media Generation?

I’m not sure how much more “through the looking glass” you can get than this.  An insightful essay on the social media generation and their existential drama was just published by . . . the official Twitter account for Steak-Umms?

 

 

Apparently a lot of people tweet at Steak-Umm looking for a conversation . . . or validation . . . which prompted this tweetstormyesterday.  Here are a few highlights . . .

 

 

Quote, “Why are so many young people flocking to brands on social media for love, guidance, and attention?  I’ll tell you why.  They’re isolated from real communities, working jobs they hate . . . disenfranchised by past generations.”

 

 

Steak-umm

@steak_umm

why are so many young people flocking to brands on social media for love, guidance, and attention? I’ll tell you why. they’re isolated from real communities, working service jobs they hate while barely making ends meat, and are living w/ unchecked personal/mental health problems

 

 

“They grew up through the dawn of Internet culture . . . now they’re being resold their childhoods by remakes, sequels, spinoffs, and other cheap nostalgia, making them more cynical to growth or authenticity.”

 

 

Steak-umm

@steak_umm

they’re crushed by student loan debt, disenfranchised by past generations, and are dreading the future of our world every day from mass media addiction and the struggle to not just be happy, but to survive this chaotic time with every problem happening at once under a microscope

Steak-umm

@steak_umm

they grew up through the dawn of internet culture and have had mass advertising drilled into their media consumption, now they’re being resold their childhoods by remakes, sequels, spinoffs, and other cheap nostalgia, making them more cynical to growth or authenticity

 

 

“They often don’t have parents to talk to because they say stuff like ‘you don’t know how good you have it’ . . . they have full access to social media, but they feel more alone and insecure than ever.”

 

 

Steak-umm

@steak_umm

they grew up through the dawn of internet culture and have had mass advertising drilled into their media consumption, now they’re being resold their childhoods by remakes, sequels, spinoffs, and other cheap nostalgia, making them more cynical to growth or authenticity

Steak-umm

@steak_umm

they often don’t have parents to talk to because they say stuff like “you don’t know how good you have it,” and they don’t have mentors to talk to because most of them have no concept for growing up in this strange time, which perpetuates the feeling of helplessness/loneliness

 

 

“There’s so much to process and very few trusted, accessible outlets . . . so they go to memes, they go to obscure or absurdist humor, they go to frozen meat companies on Twitter.”

 

 

Steak-umm

@steak_umm

they have full access to social media and the information highway, but they feel more alone and insecure than ever. being behind a screen 24/7 has made them numb to everything, anxious and depressed about everything, and vitriolic or closed off toward anyone different from them

Steak-umm

@steak_umm

young people today have it the best and the worst. there’s so much to process and very few trusted, accessible outlets to process it all through. so they go to memes. they go to obscure or absurdist humor. they go to frozen meat companies on twitter. end rant

Steak-umm bless

 

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