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Old 12-04-2021, 08:50 AM
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Benzhiyi's Book "One Year Without Social Media"

A lot of you will remember a former BBS regular (and mod!) Benzhiyi. Ben took a break from social media from 1 January 2020 and then decided to go on a journey. He wrote a book about going a year without social media, which for a Facebook and Twitter enthusiast, was quite the shift!

The book covers some Palace content, Wilf's racism battle, the Brighton rivalry and mentions certain former BBSers like Gooders and Sprite.

It is a great read and a lot of great work was put into it by Ben.

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Old 12-04-2021, 09:30 AM
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Old 12-04-2021, 09:38 AM
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Old 12-04-2021, 10:35 AM
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I'm reading the prologue, and Ben has just left The Prawn Vindaloo Appreciation Society facebook group Ben - I've sent you an invite to re-join
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Old 12-04-2021, 10:36 AM
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So it's basically an addict's story?
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Thanks for sharing, will definitely take a look. Many will know Ben much better than me (only met him a few times when I lived in Bristol), but not being a close friend wondered where he had 'gone' - always enjoyed reading articles, his posts on here and elsewhere. Hope you're well mate, if you read this!

I work professionally with social media to some degree and to be honest, really don't like it - can't wait to not work with it. I hate the relative anonymity of the abuse, the lack of regulation and ownership from the platforms, and the ability for people to seem not to be able to have a rational and well manner discussion before it lapses into personal insults for having a different opinion, the lack of fact-checking, ieI read it on the internet so it must be true, etc, the narcissism it brings out (guilty as charged on occasions of course) and the way it seems to be forcing people into narrow-minded silos or the need to micro-share everything. On a personal level, I have deleted my personal FB and don't miss it at all, but still have to use it daily for work, albeit from a different account. I really hate Twitter, and don't get me started on TikTok....maybe that's an age thing but it also just seems to be self-obsessed teenagers doing 'funny' dances, don't really get it. But I still have a personal IG (and I think this is the best/least worst platform if done well) and Linkedin that I use regularly again, mainly due to lockdown/work, but had a big break from around 18 months or so. I think if I didn't work with it, I would definitely consider a complete (or permanent) break.

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As he used the phrase "levelling up" in the prologue, be a sport and tell him to stay away.
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Old 12-04-2021, 11:53 AM
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Nav, thank you for the kind words and hello again, long-lost friends.
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I work professionally with social media to some degree and to be honest, really don't like it - can't wait to not work with it. I hate the relative anonymity of the abuse, the lack of regulation and ownership from the platforms, and the ability for people to seem not to be able to have a rational and well manner discussion before it lapses into personal insults for having a different opinion, the lack of fact-checking, ieI read it on the internet so it must be true, etc, the narcissism it brings out (guilty as charged on occasions of course) and the way it seems to be forcing people into narrow-minded silos or the need to micro-share everything. On a personal level, I have deleted my personal FB and don't miss it at all, but still have to use it daily for work, albeit from a different account. I really hate Twitter, and don't get me started on TikTok....maybe that's an age thing but it also just seems to be self-obsessed teenagers doing 'funny' dances, don't really get it. But I still have a personal IG (and I think this is the best/least worst platform if done well) and Linkedin that I use regularly again, mainly due to lockdown/work, but had a big break from around 18 months or so. I think if I didn't work with it, I would definitely consider a complete (or permanent) break.
I used to work professionally for a well known brand on social media. I enjoyed it whilst I did it for the most part, but I wouldn't want to go back to that sort of work unless I had no other option. I got used to abuse, but it wasn't regular and most of it wasn't personal, so a world away from what footballers and celebs encounter. Forgetting that though, what I really found the worst about social media is how fake it all is. People 'living their best lives' and giving young people the idea that if they don't have a fancy car, big house, look great, then they're basically losers. So much of these people are very fake, and barely scraping a living.
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A lot of you will remember a former BBS regular (and mod!) Benzhiyi. Ben took a break from social media from 1 January 2020 and then decided to go on a journey. He wrote a book about going a year without social media, which for a Facebook and Twitter enthusiast, was quite the shift!

The book covers some Palace content, Wilf's racism battle, the Brighton rivalry and mentions certain former BBSers like Gooders and Sprite.

It is a great read and a lot of great work was put into it by Ben.

The book is released today on Amazon: To view the link you have to Register or Login
Where did he go on this journey?
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Genuinely, yes.

Sincere and heartfelt thanks to those who’ve been supportive. Means a lot - words are powerful tools. See you all in 2024.
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This implies you're taking a further 3 years off social media! Now I have to buy it to find out what happens...
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Is this why we’ve had to do the fantasy baseball draft on WhatsApp since 2017.

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