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Man it makes me sad that everything around us is commercialized and we are not nothing but walking cash cows

i am sure many of you know this, food companies use red and yellow on their logo because it catches the eyes attention more than other colors, they dont design logos thinking "how do we make the best logo?" its more like "how do we mind control people to buy more of our stuff?"

the clickbait thumbnail on the trendy youtube videos, its not some lazy cheap trying too hard thumbnail its more than that, there is deep psychology behind this, the red arrow, the stupid shock face, the white outline around a person or an object, the bold text, these are not random those people know exactly what they are doing and its working.

its sad that there is no integrity anymore, they dont care about making good products anymore, they care more about how to trick people to consume more of their low effort product.
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
Yet everyone wants artists to work for free.
Teirdalin · 31-35
@CrazyMusicLover That is 100% true. xD
And it makes me so, sooo pessimistic to my fans sometimes.
revenant · F
I do not like the fake stupid shocked faces.
revenant · F
@Teirdalin obsessed with showing tongue 🤮
Teirdalin · 31-35
@revenant That might be it.
revenant · F
@Teirdalin the soy face only appeals to a certain group.It is more irritating to others.
hunkalove · 61-69, M
Greed is all that matters in America. I suspect it is all that ever has but it's totally shameless now.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
@hunkalove truth
redredred · M
No one but the government makes you buy something. It takes discipline but simplify, simplify, simplify.
Elessar · 26-30, M
@redredred Doesn't the expression "for profit business" ring any bells?
redredred · M
@Elessar Yes, I applaud the profit motive, it’s inherently honest but there’s nothing in profit that forces one to buy anything. You have the right to walk away. If you think about it, most people don’t buy most things.
This is true from an online marketing perspective it’s all focused on triggering a reaction. You’re waking up 👍 free yourself from the matrix.
lovingdead · 31-35, M
And with each product and advertisement we just compound their power over people. Everyone wants that rush, that dopamine hit, the notification bubble or ding. The world seems to be living progressively emptier lives so naturally they want to fill them, and what better to help them the top of the line tv, those comfy stylish new clothes, walk to the beat of your own unique life with the new Bose wireless Bluetooth earbuds that anyone who is anyone will be selling a kidney to afford this coming summer
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
This is true. If they would concentrate on the integrity of the product more the consumers would be their best advertisement.
Convivial · 26-30, F
Welcome to the machine... The object of the game is to spend more than you earn... It keeps you in thrall
Ynotisay · M
You're right on the money. But advertising has existed from the moment media started communicating with the masses. Where it's changed is how it plays out online. It's become more insidious. But I'm not sure it's as much about integrity as it is about competing. And advertising is a very different animal than the product they're pimping. At the end of the day it's on the consumer.
DunningKruger · 61-69, M
Capitalism sucks, and not in a good way.
deadgerbil · 22-25
Yup. Low level products across the board and then they jack up prices to line their own pockets and are penny pinching when it comes to giving their employees a decent wage with good benefits
eventtemple123 · 22-25, M
Luckily, we can still show them what we want with the power of the purse, for now. Some industries like tech are basically gone, but there is hope in others like food.
Barny52 · 56-60, M
True, like the red sale signs ,,, you don’t need it and shop is still making a profit
Teirdalin · 31-35
To be fair I use red and yellow in things for that same exact reason.
Yes, I've been aware for a long time.
caccoon · 36-40
Yeah, we don't have much control, but we can choose what we buy and spend time on

There are plenty of smaller operations offering better products

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