What was the last documentary you watched?

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THE SOCIAL DILEMMA (2020, Netflix)

I'm not much of a social media user -- I have an obligatory Facebook account I rarely look at, I use Instagram casually and Twitter passively -- but I was surprised at how uneasy this documentary made me. I was of the vague belief that social media platforms are tools, not unlike the telephone, and that any problems that arise are due to how people use them. This documentary demolished that, given how deeply these platforms are designed to be manipulative and addictive. If the documentary was focused on "experts" and academics, I might have dismissed it as alarmism; but when the very people who designed these tools talk about how dangerous they are, it's hard not to take it seriously.

I immediately turned of notifications of nearly every app on my phone.
 
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Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser.

Queen Victoria’s Children


Queen Victoria really scares me now. Wishing the eldest of her sons to die before her. The jealousy. The comparing childbirth to being like a cow. The attempts to overly control her children and bind them to her and their attempts to escape from her. And her constant picking at perceived faults in her children. The corrective childhood treatments given to Kaiser Wilhelm also scare me. Walking around with half a dead hare strapped to his arm. And with a support rod up his back for two years.
 

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THE SOCIAL DILEMMA (2020, Netflix)

I'm not much of a social media user -- I have an obligatory Facebook account I rarely look at, I use Instagram casually and Twitter passively -- but I was surprised at how uneasy this documentary made me. I was of the vague belief that social media platforms are tools, not unlike the telephone, and that any problems that arise are due to how people use them. This documentary demolished that, given how deeply these platforms are designed to be manipulative and addictive. If the documentary was focused on "experts" and academics, I might have dismissed it as alarmism; but when the very people who designed these tools talk about how dangerous they are, it's hard not to take it seriously.

I immediately turned of notifications of nearly every app on my phone.

I had a really quite intense argument with a close friend last year over his mobile phone usage while we were on holiday. It was somewhere we'd never been and he spent the majority of it, checking on other people's lives on facebook or sending messages to other people. We came to blows over it and he told me he had no intention of giving up his thing. I won't go anywhere with him again until he realises as having ruled out he wasn't just 'bored', I told him how it made me feel and that it is incredibly rude. I find it very sad that people aren't looking at the world around them, and missing the likes of beautiful scenery and really fun things, just to check into what everyone else is doing on facebook. It's maddening.
 

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The last documentary I watched was The Last Dance, which I have to say was one of the most inspirational things I’ve ever seen in my life. Love him or hate him, I’ve never seen a person more driven than Michael Jordan. For anyone who says they can’t do something, or if ur having trouble motivating urself to do something, my advice is watch this documentary.
 
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