Social Media To Blame For Decline Of Civilization, Says Katy Perry

Katy Perry is the most-followed person on Twitter, but says that social media is ‘the decline of civilization,’ but still is very active.

By nowproducerdave on January 19, 2018
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The number-1 most followed person on Twitter says that social media is responsible for the decline of civilization. She hasn’t exactly been secretive about it either, she’s been posting little annoyances for a while. Take this tweet from December for example:

She says that a lot of users of social media tend to basically do what they see, and that a “like” is a sort of self-esteem boost, like a compliment, basically.

“A lot of us are living for that picture, and then the currency is the like. It’s hard because I’d rather not care about that and just live my life. We buy clothing and products or pose a certain way or go to an event to get a picture β€” it’s not good for us as a society. I think it’s actually the decline of civilization if we’re going extreme about it.”

That’s not stopping her from promoting her makeup line on social media though, specifically her new CoverGirl lip gloss:

We don’t think that she’s necessarily being a hypocrite or anything like that. Social media was sort of meant as a tool to help stay connected with friends, family, and brands that we’re into. For companies, it can be a great marketing tool. The problem, we think, is that social media became a sort of “popularity contest.” And while it’s great tool to connect people with people, it’s also kind of become a babysitter for a lot of the younger generation. Celebrities have a massive influence on people, and perhaps get taken a little too seriously. Anyway – yeah, we kind of understand what Katy means when she says “the decline of civilization.” A touch extreme, but if you step back and realize that kids are eating Tide pods today because of what they’ve seen on social media, well…

One thing for certain though – social media, in the grand scheme of things, is still in its infancy. We’re still trying to figure out how to use it, where to use it, and how it’s affecting people out there, both in the positive and in the negative. It’s like a new puppy. It’s really cute and very fun, but sometimes it poops on the rug because it hasn’t quite figured out potty time yet.


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