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What Witchcraft Is Facebook?


Society & Culture  (tags: Facebook, social media, mass hysteria, conversion disorder, Danvers Massachusetts, witchcraft, family, society, interesting, humans, health, internet, safety, news )

Carrie
- 300 days ago - theatlantic.com
There is "potential for a far greater or global episode, unless we quickly understand how social media is, for the first time, acting as the primary vector or agent of spread for conversion disorder."



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Elizabeth M. (66)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:29 pm
In my personal opinion I think Facebook can cause mass hysteria.
Thanks for sharing Carrie.
 

Carol D. (104)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:21 pm
I can understand this as some people cannot even go out for the day without going on facebook and young people take it so seriously what is said thanks
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 6:34 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Eternal Gardener (702)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:35 pm
Immensely interesting phenomena!
 

Veronica C. (41)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:59 pm
Maybe. I just hope doctors don't shrug off people with real problems by just thinking it's something they "picked up" on social media.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:43 am
I doubt it.
 

Wendy C. (109)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:44 am
So interesting!
 

Debbie S. (33)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:04 am
I don't use facebbook.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:10 am
Thanks.
 

Karen Martinez (18)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:43 am
Interesting. I've been teaching Jr. High for the past 18 years, and I understand that teenage girls are mass hysteria personified. I can see how something might start and others would follow. I don't see where facebook is to blame for the adult getting involved, unless she is taking to heart comments made by the girls or their parents on the symptoms. Since this has been going on for thousands of years without computers, I don't see how a social networking site can be to blame, other than that is how people are choosing to stay in touch.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:54 am
Facebook = foxtrottin' bravos. Use your imagination as I'm not allowed to use derogatory language on this site. heh, heh, heh.
I don't have a Facebook account although I did briefly. I was hacked and trying to get them to do anything was next to impossible. Cancelled.
I use Twitter for posting stuff and sometimes I look at some of the posting by followers but that's about it. Even my Susperia phone just sits there until I need to make a call which could be months from now. Send me an e-mail.
 

Pearl Gutierrez (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:34 am
We the people are in danger of extinction. We can blame every thing on what or whom ever we wish. Fact and truth of the matter is we have shut out and ignored who matters the most in our daily lives. GOD. We have left our on true and everliving ABBA YAHUVEH(GOD). How many of us read His Holy Bible daily, seeking counsel and direction fro the MOST HIGH YAHUVEH? How many us even have a bible in our homes? TRULY, if we truly desire change, a positive change, we MUST bend our knees, drop our faces to the ground, do what moves us to our Heavenly Father and Creator. .....The Most High ABBA YAHUVEH is waiting for us to turn back to Him. REPENT of our sins and ask Him to Heal our world.
 

Hannah Theresa Weyland (8)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:37 am
Yeah,I think you're shoehorning Facebook in to get attention.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:56 pm
I don't believe in Facebook, and I did not sign up.
 

Thomas B. (1)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:59 pm
I take great offense at your bigotry and misogyny against witches! You want to boycott FB with me? Then get Care2 to stop sending me all those goddamned emails reminding me to support them!
 

Sheila D. (24)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:19 pm
It was interesting to note that mass psychogenic illness is always something that happens among girls and women. Maybe the men just go off to war to kill each other, or find reasons to kill the women who happen to be going through this mass hysteria. If these women had been real witches, they wouldn't have succumbed to mass hysteria.
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:59 pm
IMO, it is the people who use Facebook that is the problem. Also, I agree with Thomas B. Everything you do on the Internet, they want you to share it on F.B. and yes, Care2. I do use Facebook for family and close friends. But am irritated by all these "Like" pages. Am sick to death with hearing about how Rachael Ray lost 40 pounds when actually she did not. I could go on and on, but will not. And that owner of F.B. keeps on making more and more money.
 

Joanne Dixon (35)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:37 pm
Chalk this up as another reason not to Facebook. I don't Twitter either. Veronica C, I'm not sure you read the whole article. Conversion disorder IS a "real problem." One that people have died from - if not always the people who have it - sometimes it's the bystanders who get killed.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:14 am
Have you all experienced the hackers and all the same stuff here on Care2. I've seen some very nice and adult interchanges on FB but here on Care2 I see nasty one way comments and political neanderthals. Seriously, all these social media sites have their problems and good points. I enjoy FB for ease of use and the more adult comraderie among friends. Can't see why someone would dislike Fb and use that mindless Twitter! Well, we've been on CARE2 since the beginning and this was one of the starts of the whole thing.
 
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