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Post by eddie on Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:31 pm

The more people use online platforms the less social they become, warns the pontiff as he bemoans the trend "to hurl adjectives".

The pontiff, whose own official Twitter account @Pontifex has 18 million followers, told worshippers at the Vatican that "nowadays it is fashionable to hurl adjectives", and urged people to respond "to malice with goodness".

In his homily during Pentecost mass in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis noted that "the more we use social media, the less social we are becoming".

Warning of the dangers of the online echo chamber, the head of the Roman Catholic Church highlighted the temptation to cling to "our little group, to the things and people we like", cautioning that it was only a "small step from a nest to a sect, even within the church".

The papal intervention comes amid continuing concern over the threat posed by social media to people's mental health, including anxiety and depression.

Globally, more than five billion people are signed up to one or more of the "Big 5" social media platforms.

These platforms are facing growing scrutiny from governments and users around the world over issues like addiction, data misuse and enabling fake news.

The tech firms themselves have said they are working to tackle some of the biggest concerns to make their sites friendlier and healthier places to be.

Last year, the Royal Society For Public Health (RSPH) said getting young people to cut down on their social media use was as important as other health campaigns around smoking and drinking.

https://news.sky.com/story/pope-francis-decries-modern-culture-of-insults-on-social-media-11738275

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:14 pm

Remember when TV was causing violence and a rise in juvenile delinquents?

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Post by eddie on Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:20 pm

Are you saying that “there’s always something” ?

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 pm

I don't know.  But it is ane auld sang.

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Post by eddie on Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 pm

Yeah I often think that about English people (not all).
First we hated the blacks, then the Pakistanis and Indians and now the Eastern European’s.

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Post by Vintage on Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:41 am

There was a time when you'd be suspicious of the neighbouring village, probably still goes on somewhere even now.

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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:52 am

Vintage wrote:There was a time when you'd be suspicious of the neighbouring village, probably still goes on somewhere even now.

It does.........
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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:47 am

Fuck the pope, he's a disgraceful, low-energy, loser snowflake.

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:06 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Fuck the pope, he's a disgraceful, low-energy, loser snowflake.

You’re going to hell.

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:09 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Fuck the pope, he's a disgraceful, low-energy, loser snowflake.

WOW! What brought that on?

I thought Francis was popular.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:14 pm

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Ben Reilly wrote:Fuck the pope, he's a disgraceful, low-energy, loser snowflake.

WOW!  What brought that on?

I thought Francis was popular.

Meant that as a jab at Trump.

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:15 pm

What’s the pope got to do with Trump?

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:16 pm

eddie wrote:What’s the pope got to do with Trump?

Well, for one, Trump practically communicates via insult, so that relates to the topic. Trump also called the Pope "disgraceful."

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:19 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:What’s the pope got to do with Trump?

Well, for one, Trump practically communicates via insult, so that relates to the topic. Trump also called the Pope "disgraceful."

I’ve been trumped on me own thread so I ‘ave!

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:21 pm

eddie wrote:
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eddie wrote:What’s the pope got to do with Trump?

Well, for one, Trump practically communicates via insult, so that relates to the topic. Trump also called the Pope "disgraceful."

I’ve been trumped on me own thread so I ‘ave!

YOU LUCKY SOD!

Sorry, eddie.

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Post by Jules on Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:23 am

"The Social Media has made people very anti-Social". 


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