The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: OPEN BAR: Tough on bars, tough on the causes of bars« on: Today at 05:29:28 am »
One of the smartest facebook groups I'm part of has almost no-one giving their personal opinions.
The problem is Facebook encourages people to think their opinions are important, when they're mostly junk and garbage. I'm also semi-convinced the current 20something generation has been chewing lead paint chips, because someone told them it was bad and they wanted to be contrarian. FB is no worse than Reddit...which does suggest an age and possibly social media thing.
I'm intrigued by this "smart group" concept you relay here.
And yeah, people just prance about on Facebook posting their opinions everywhere as if they are filled with the assurance that they're important. They get enjoyably riled up when you tell them their opinion is irrelevant, too.
It's a geopolitics and political economy group, started by someone on my friendslist. We mostly just post links to thinkpieces and analysis on those topics.
Oh, I imagine that's very good, and also very over my head. I'll just stick to asking you your opinion of things.