Could easily generate hundreds of photos from one "session".
but the value of t in the film is erroneous, and
the actual value is unknown.
I think we might all be predictable.
It probably touched base for everyone linking such mirrors with mental health points - fair play, I know I'll think about this tomorrow regardless of its far-fetched potential biz-prop. Cheers!
There is a male equivalent: https://invisibleboyfriend.com
Sometimes I fear that Japan is merely a reflection of what lies ahead for a whole lot of humanity once the global population/ urbanization density becomes high enough.
This is because the site tested positive on the Ethereum Phishing Detector."
Running the detector on 'sanctus.io' gives a fuzzy match against the whitelisted domain 'auctus.org'. That's pretty odd, and clearly is a false positive. I guess it's better safe than sorry, but there should be an error message on that page that says something like "We think this site is pretending to be auctus.org, if you think this is a false positive than click here to continue".
I'll admit, when I had a facebook account I felt vulnerable when a post of mine didn't get too many likes but it was considered 'lame' to worry about it. Just a few years ago, it was considered a personality flaw to be preoccupied with likes and follower counts. Now it seems it's a primary and openly admitted pre-occupation of many users if not a whole generation, from average Joe's to celebrities.
Were there a set of key events that led to this normalization of what used to be a frowned upon behavior? Or was it merely a grinding away of cultural norms through persistent gamification mechanics?
Kids who grew up in the 80s were too early to have had the internet at all. But kids who grew up in the 00s, notably after the iPhone came out in 06, grew up very differently. The internet wasn't a precious resource, but an always available utility ready to be consumed at will.
This generation is growing up in a never ending onslaught of advertisements and peer pressure the likes of which we didn't experience. They are all guinea pigs for the Facebooks of the world, subjects of the A/B psychographic targeting grind. Their dopamine receptors have been primed since birth to go crazy at the sight of a like.
Anyway, that's my take on it as someone who grew up in this tiny golden era of the internet.
This always-online stuff is good and maddening at the same time. And I still don't "get" social media and probably never will (I don't want to either, it's a giant time sink - my wife is always pecking at her smartphone. Seriously, we're in the same house, stop texting me).
Agency, fuck you points.
I have a low uid, and a ton of karma. One comment, and I get mod points.
I rarely participate these days, but when I do, it's always noticed.
These dynamics were discussed when the mod system and voting were being put together back in the day.
Heroin, nicotine, sugar... People just increase dosages.
> How do we prevent extinction? By only giving treats some of the time. So the dog learns something more subtle. When my master says come and I obey, I might get a treat. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. That way, if I obey and don’t get the treat, I shouldn’t panic. I should still always come when he says come because that’s still the best way to get the most treats. Intermittent reinforcement works better.
> This sounds like what Facebook was doing to me.
but... I think it just got normalized. It was like online dating, a lot of people wouldn't admit / kept it quite guarded that they met their partner online. Now it's almost odd if you didn't.
It sort of makes sense there, but it still would seem lame to me for the average person to publicly admit to caring about FB, Instagram, and Hacker News likes and engagement (obviously everyone does at least a little privately). I'm not hip though. Is this still the case or not?
Influencer marketing getting popular most likely.
Does usenet fit the bill ? (no ‘likes’ per se, but the number of answers in a thread would be a good proxy)
Or blog rings where people would link to your pages and you’d monitor link numbers and page views ?
or just the number of comments on your “guestbook” section of your blog ?
I am not sure if those were more or less legitimate to accumulate than likes. My parents sure didn’t understand what we could be doing on the internet (I passed it as a research tool while still studying) but friends would proudly show their blog numbers, there was a hierarchy of well respected posters on boards, and there was a clear social effect IRL during off meetings.
In a way I think the numbers game started the minute something could be counted regarding stuff you did online.
If anything, you might be seeing seeing the tail-end of that kind of pretending. But probably not. The internet is just the newest place to keep up appearances to those around you.
I do not understand this epidemic. I can’t imagine caring the least bit about “likes” and it seems like I’m in the minority.
Satire isn't protected by Fair Use. Parodies are.
Satire will make a more broad point--in this case, the damaging effects on mental health that social media plays. Any use of copyrighted works won't likely be protected.
Parody would be something smaller--like creating a website that looks similar to Instagram, using humor to criticize it.
E.g. you can use melody from a Justin Bieber song to make fun of him/the subject matter of the song, but if you make a video to make fun of Trump and you use Bieber's song as the background music, nope!
If you weren't making any money off it, and it wasn't your intention to make money, and you had no monetisation avenues active, and you only made a handful of infringing media, during a brief period, what's the worst that could happen?
> I moved from staying in AirBnB’s to hostels and learned so much from travelers living outside of our money-culture
I generally prefer to stay in hostels, and even lived in one in Wellington for a year. I find it strange to be descried as "living outside money-culture". I guess a lot of people in the working holiday/backpacker community are though; working to live, rather than living to work.
Why has my girlfriend turned into a boyfriend?
There was a common issue that has since been fixed where boyfriend photos were accidentally posted instead of girlfriends. We have since corrected the issue and removed all posts made in error.
Overall the Internet is and slowly becoming less of a trustworthy source for much of anything. Thus dating apps that force u to take a pic of yourself thru the app no outside pics is probably going to become a thing.
In fact, it's in your best interest to be as honest as you can upfront so a woman's first impression of you isn't "hmm, he looked better in his photos :/"
Everyone I know touches up their dating pics somehow. Let's not even get into how your statement relates to makeup, I'm talking about actual modifications to the picture through filters or even straight-up photoshop.
The truth is you're really doctoring your images to satisfy your weak ego. And the sooner you acknowledge that, the healthier.
Trying to rope in other people with "but others do it" only demonstrates even weaker integrity. Though I guarantee you're overestimating the number of touch ups using something like Face App. Not really the same as some 80s VHS Instagram filter or whatever.
I don't think this is true if everyone is doing it. It's like an arms race, you have to do it just to reach a baseline, as opposed to doing it to stand out.
Something similar that occurs in online dating is that guys add 1-2 inches to their height. The vast majority of men do this. I'm somewhere between 5'10 and 5'11, and most people my height list themselves as 6'+, so I started doing it too, and there's been a noticeable difference in the number of matches I get.
If I put my actual height, women will assume I'm under 5'9, because every guy who is 5'8 is listing themselves as 5'10.
You can claim that I'm being "insecure", but I've never been dishonest about my actual height in person. I used to just round down and put 5'10 because I really didn't care, and I'd always get remarks about how I was taller than they expected. Funnily enough, lots of people who are the same height as me really do believe they are 6' because this exaggeration has become so common, and the average adult doesn't measure their height properly and just goes off what everyone else says.
Is this really your experience? Because that would be surprising. I see the damn snapchat eye enlargement on pretty much every second female dating profile photo nowadays.
Overall a system needs to be created to ensure veracity on the Internet or it's just going to become a joke.. unbelievable!
Who runs such a system? What is their motive or mandate for doing so? Which governments will directly or indirectly control it? How will it deal with things that are unpopular yet true? How will it be gamed by malicious actors?
I think a real version would have to cost a lot more than that. But the service price can be reduced as it scales to more users.
A lot of the social media personas are made to impress, a proof that fun was had and life was liven, but nobody can really prove those things unless they're also eye witnesses, and people probably wouldn't question the authenticity of someone's social postings unless they do not match the financial or social status of such person.
Say you do want to maintain this "perfect" social image and are just lazy do all the things yourselves, then would it make sense to hire someone to do the things you want to for you and post it on your behalf, or photoshop yourself into every image, and tell you that you totally could have done exactly that?
Is faking a unpractical life style different from faking a practical one?
That makes it ethical... right?
Buying photos probably isn't a sustainable way to maintain a profile. On the other hand, the transformation of ordinary photos into "perfect instagram photos" seems plausibly doable by some form of generative neural nets (akin to the style transfer and fake celebrity apps). Obviously, such photos would need to be also human vetted but this could open up a lot of possibilities.
And sure, this site is fake but I don't think instagram insanity is going away just with site pointing to mental health considerations. You'd need to change society, how people relate to fame and so-forth.
Letting literally everyone fake perfection actually seems more plausible as a way to escape the insanity of everyone wanting to be celebrity compared to links to psychologists talking about problems. It would be great "raising awareness" could help problems but I think history shows awareness raising does nearly nothing especially compared to giving someone a tool operate differently. For example, there's at least claims that most plastic surgery patients really do feel happier long term - at least for simple changes.
The reverse of Harrison Bergeron? Somehow more humane and workable.
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What does the no shake mean? Does it mean what they're telling is not true? Or is there some other reason why people instinctively shake no while talking in interviews?
But gestures are so hard to translate. I grew up in Italy, famous of course for its gestures. One of the most common is making an "OK" symbol with your fingers and drawing little short straight lines downwards with it. What does it mean? I doubt many of the people using it could put it into word, precisely. But we learn it the way we learn language, the same way we use intonation to turn a statement into a question, without it ever being taught.
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> "However, anyone who tries to use Lifefaker.com will learn the real purpose of the project. They’ll receive a message from Sanctus, a mental health start-up. The site reminds us that we’ve all felt the pressures of social media – with 62% of people feeling inadequate comparing their lives to those online. The site users can click through to Sanctus.io for a film exploring the unhealthy behaviours on social media that impact our mental health, and what we can do to change them.
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They just need a "Look at all the famous people I know" option :)
Here's an excerpt from a book on the actor's craft.
“You asked me a question,” Bill says, looking at Jon. “You asked me, ‘How can we get better at processing our emotions?’ You should all turn off your cell phones. Shut down your computers. Click off your iPods and your televisions and everything you listen to that isn’t human. Modern society has surrounded us with these things and they’re killing us. We’re beginning to forget what it is simply to breathe and eat and laugh and watch and wonder and listen and experience one another. We’re forgetting how to be human beings with actual opinions and genuine feelings and originality. And if we can’t be human, how can we ever hope to be artists"
This guy who taught acting classes for 30 years, is able to see clearly what technology has done for human contact.
If you think about it, it really makes sense that there's something really fundamental for us humans in acting. It's an art that has been with us for thousands of years, and has withstood the test of time.
For better or for worse I feel there is definitely a market for some version of this.
You're not alone. 62% of people feel inadequate comparing their lives to others online.
Then links to some mental health article on social media.
I wish i had a crystal ball to see if were social media is going, for me, away is the only answer. For everyone else... I really can’t tell when it will peak.
That black mirror on the topic episode was so good!
I seriously don’t understand how people with selfie compulsion snapping hundreds of photos a day make time to sort through them.
: https://youtu.be/tf9ZhU7zF8s (3m49s)
Really, if you do cool things and are an actually cool person, you don’t need to broadcast it.
I would enjoy seeing someones experience of the Borneo jungles because I haven't been and from a quick google it looks like something I would enjoy.
You do have a point about the hit from likes and I have to admit that I have taken photos with the mindset "this will go on Instagram".. but maybe that is not so bad. Insta and the people who post on it are like a community and once you approach it right you can get a lot from it.
I do admit, I try to dominate the hashtag that is tied to my son.
Not sure what circles you're in, but I know exactly one person that looks even remotely as good as those two guys. For about 95% of the world population, these are unachievable bodies.
The reality is that most could achieve these physiques if they wanted to, it's just that nobody wants to put in the effort of lifting at least 3x a week for at least 30 mins a day, strictly counting calories, (I would say taking anabolic steroids but those pics definitely look achievable naturally).
So I'd say it's not an issue of "can't", it's an issue of "won't". And that's totally fine to not prioritize that, but don't discourage those who might otherwise want to.
For anyone reading this who wants to try strength training, I can attest that it's worth it. Regardless of where you start, if you follow the process you will look better and be healthier than you began. Many see noticeable changes within as little as 3 months. Within the circles I know, people look better and get stronger every year, and building strength helps with so many other activities, so it'll give you a leg up when you're trying indoor climbing, or yoga, or paddleboarding, etc.
Calorie counting that strictly seems to be psychologically gruelling for most people. (This will start an argument in comments, but I'll just point out that telling someone that something they find extremely difficult is something you find easy has never in the history of education enabled anyone to do anything)
With that same amount of time I could have put serious work into my other hobbies like electronics or made more career moves. I probably sacrificed that for fitness, but I don't regret it.
These days I've dropped the obsession to work on other things. I still go to the gym twice a week for maintenance, and my weight fluctuates more around my new goal weight, but I've gotten used to my metabolism.
All-in-all I'm very thankful to be healthier, and I hope others find a similar joy in strength training or physical exercise. It's a lot of work, but it's so worth it! No matter where you start, you can make progress.
It's understandable; I think. By labelling someone's body perfect or unachievable, we can pay a complement, whilst shielding the body from casual nitpicking or disregard. No one wants to say "I like X", then have to defend their opinion about how good someone looks. As a side-benefit, you also don't have to strive to achieve the same yourself, nor defend why you aren't striving because it's "perfect".
I don't think any of these bodies---male nor female are unachievable. Do I hang out only with models and professional athletes? Nope. Almost anyone who is a young moderately athletic adult has a similar body---identical? Nah, after all these are photographs of models, but it's close enough that it's not going to blow anyones mind to see it.
For anyone who has ever been an athlete---highschool or college--they would recall seeing people who looked like this (or looking like this yourself). It's not an impossible dream; just a path you didn't follow.
That's a far cry from "unachievable".
For instance my high school and university swim teams were full of people who looked like the men in these images, but of the women almost none had similar bodies to these women (despite being extremely strong/fit/disciplined/etc).
At the end of the day though I'm not surprised that a website that mainly caters to a group of people who traditionally spend a lot of time sitting down (at work and at home) and often didn't grow up participating in team sports would consider images of fit people unrealistic.
So both are probably unachievable to somebody that's already crossed maybe the 35%bf threshold, but step outside of America and that's not anywhere near the majority...
What kind of crowd do you hang with? The only remarkable thing about the first guy's arms is he's pretty vascular.