monster_trucker OP wrote (edited )

I can relate to your confusion bc this video style was very unexpected and strange to me.

The author is kind of using Bo Burnham's press interviews and movies to guide this discussion. I posted this a week ago (my bad) and this video is also very long but the points I do remember were

  • social media/similar platforms are designed to be addicting
  • for younger people who have always had this tech in their lives, phones and the internet have become an extension of self and a large part of their social lives are on the internet
  • nowadays, people are able to go viral/become famous much easier
  • and a lot of people aspire to have that kind of attention, performing online in an attempt to achieve this
  • part of having an online life comes with the anxiety of always being seen, potentially by the entire world
  • older people who didn't always have this tech, so they don't experience the internet in the same way
  • so parents/legislators/etc don't have the context to see this problem or act to stop it