I’m Talking About Social Media On The KinkyCast!

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 6.03% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

Now, technically the KinkyCast is where you go to discuss all the kinky stuff in your life – which I have done in past episodes.

But hey, remember when I announced that I’d be cutting wayyyy back on social media because I didn’t think it was good for me?

Then remember that nasty little bug that waylaid the world, making travel and visiting friends all but impossible for sane people?

Yeah, I’ve been on social media a lot more as of late because that’s the only place I can see a lot of my friends, but I can’t say I’m happy about it – which is the sad point of social media. One of the things I say in this podcast is that if you spend two hours mired in a nasty argument with your relatives on Facebook, tearing apart once-beloved relationships and stressing because you can’t believe your aunt would do that…

All Facebook sees is “Two hours of committed user engagement.”

Social media doesn’t care how you engage, it just cares that you do engage. So what I wound up discussing on this podcast was all the tricks I’ve learned to handle nasty comments productively, how to avoid doom-scrolling, how to interact with people who aren’t actually there to interact.

(And since we’re talking technology, I also discussed my upcoming tech-fest romance book Automatic Reload for a bit near the end.)

Anyway, it turned out to be a really interesting discussion, in part because FetLife – the Facebook for Kinksters – is also experiencing a lot of growing pains because people are coming to realize that kink can’t be separated from politics, not effectively anyway, and that’s causing stress from people who go to Fet to get away from things.

So anyway… here I am. Listen up if you like. I think it’s one of the more interesting conversations I’ve had since the pandemic started.

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