Messy Mass(ive) Media

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

13498662-finger-pointing-a-an-mass-media-word-cloud-on-blue-backgroundSeriously – are you joking with the almost self delusional idea that anyone REALLY cares about your choices for clothes, food, furniture, etc.? Oh my. how elitist of me but indeed my rather insulting question has a quite serious undertone. Worse still is the idea that any loathsome person thinks it fine to take a photo and share on Facebook, Twitter and such of a complete stranger – accompanied by opinionated comment or two. Simply rude , bad form and I hope leading to lawsuits and legislation forbidding this ever increasingly egregious activity. Now if you want to convince yourself that the world cares to see that which your deem of importance despite your less than effective life status – be my guest or seek therapy asap. One personal example is an individual hubby and I suing/law enforcement investigating proclaiming himself a “writer” with no book deal and a blog consisting of his retail clothing work place photos only – it has been suggested to us, along with his other activities, that this probably can be diagnosed as grandiose delusions and that has many frightening implications. Still the privilege of delusion is  just that – your right to be, as long as no REAL crime occurs [in the case we are dealing with REAL crimes of vandalism by him and more did happen by the way]. However, if you find it reasonable to take liberties with another person’s image and post that photo anywhere without permission – other than of course public figures and even then there are legal limitations – well then, if there is REAL justice – see you Court. Thinking I am a litigious sort – you are correct in that analysis and trust me, I plan to make this and other similar situations concerning slander, defamation and intellectual property rights part of my life work. Growing concern about privacy has already led to lawsuits – how and where and even why someone’s “stuff” is shared already under legal review. The harm and thievery that comes from the indecent and lesser types activities among us in their effort to possess that not theirs, insult/mock those they know little of, if anything at all, ascribing attributes or lack thereof to others and the shear “no holds barred” attitude presented on social media sites needs to be challenged … I volunteer.

Unless you are famous or REALLY talented in a particular field, only those near and dear to you, care about the choices your Instagram and Pinterest venues present. Nice sharing but certainly no demonstration of creativity and as that is the case, the false sense of accomplishment that some gain from these processes is delineating REAL worth and value from those more worthy of our collective focus. I worry that the next generation will think the faux bloggers that mostly post photos of other person’s wares and products might misconstrue that as something intended for scholarship – well not REALLY but still troubled that our youngsters will not seek that which directs them to learned presentations instead. Without REAL text and analysis one gives little thought to the basis for that suggested as informative or instructive. Here it is and there it goes seems the tone of quipped comments under a self created photo shoot – no questions asked about the creator or impetus any longer required it seems. Of course, not all of us nor even the majority limit scope of intake to the quickened social media sites … Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ can often allow for REAL discourse, interaction and worthwhile exchanges, as well as sharing of ideas.

Ethical and moral consequences must also be a consideration in this discussion – is not decency and manners something worth including in things mostly entertainment? The arts are to be respected, along with REAL news journalism – to not do so is a REAL “slippery slope” toward the dimming of society, not to mention the elimination of outlets for growth and development of those areas that affect us all to some extent. Technology has made way for more inclusion – a sort of world wide communal participation potential and yet there are still demographics denied entry; who and how the offerings will be distributed needs careful oversight if even more divisiveness is not to occur around the globe. Concerted effort by governments and organizations privy to the resources that can make a REAL difference and keep progressive our intellectual human advancement need to be ever watchful – research, development and the highest levels of educational offerings must be maintained or we all just one or two quick smart phone snap shots away from REAL ignorance!

P.S. In my book, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life!  all details will be shared about my love affair with lawsuits … yep, you slander, defame or harass me – you repeat, post or misrepresent me and mine on or from social media and I and my husband and our amazing REAL “team” of attorneys and advisers will REALLY see you in Court – this is not a totally selfish  modus operandi  for I believe others can and will benefit on account of the “line is drawn here” effect my very soon to be public posture will create!

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