Do Social Media Cause Fractal Cracking?

Do Social Media Cause Fractal Cracking?

A metaphor for social media that comes to my mind is a tree producing all sorts of fruits. Not all fruits are compatible with each other in their requirements. Some require more or less water, more exposure to sunlight, more or less humidity. Furthermore, they have different resistance to microbial attacks. If one fruit is affected it might affect other fruits. It is as if the whole world has coalesced into one tree. Placing too many varieties into one place may cause what I coin as "Variety Stress".

There is also the balancing stress. For example, tree leaves need to balance their needs for sunlight to photosynthesize versus getting rid of the heat generated by sunlight and the need not to lose too much water. Having all kinds of fruits on the same tree makes balancing these requirements a real challenge. The need of satisfying challenges is stressing. Tree leaves suffer from stress and crack. The complexity of a sole tree producing all kinds of fruits becomes more stressing. We know that tree leaves crack under stress. Recent studies have shown that instead of the top layer shrinking, a new pattern of cracking was uncovered and resulting from the faster-growing middle layer stuck between slower-growing outer layers of the leaf. According to this model, the pressure of the extra material bulging in the middle causes some cells to collapse, creating a 'crack' pattern of squished, cigar-shaped cells that differentiate into veins. I wonder if this cracking is extensible to middle management causing similar cracking in organizations.

Social media is a tree, which allows for producing so many different materials (fruits) in one place. We do affect the quality of water in the soil. Buzzes provide the nutrients to the soil of the social media tree. We might be adding information (after all information is like water) and who shall know how these posts will promote the production of one type of fruit or another? Social media may be lowering our expectation correctness. Does this lead to a new source of stress? @Sara Jacobovici responded to a comment I made on a beautiful buzz written by @Fatima Williams by saying " From my perspective, expectation is all times; past, present and future. The present and future has been touched upon but (unless I missed it) the past has not been given its full value. We often base our expectation on something we either experienced or heard about or imagine from what we have heard. And as in all experiences, there is the duality of the "thinking" (cognitive/rational) aspect of expectation and the feeling/emotional aspect. Disappointment can only come from the feeling/emotional aspect and that is connected to that past piece or preconceived outcome. On top of that is the meaning we invest in the expectation that influences whether or not we get disappointed. That, too, stems from the past. In the triad of; "Acceptance, Surrender. Non-resistance", I would integrate the three and call it "allowing". Being in the state of allowing is the awareness of what is, and allowing it to be, and what isn't, and allowing it not to be. From within this state, we can then imagine where the next step would take us out of this expectation and outcome towards another". Again, is the duality of thinking causing duality stress as that is experienced in tree leaves?

Do Social Media Cause Fractal Cracking?

In social media we need to have teeth to grind all sorts of fruits the tree is producing. Some fruits are hard, some are soft, some are sugary and some have dual taste. Will our teeth crack? Recent research that teeth have micro mineral particles immersed in collagen fibers and that the shrinking in the tiny collagen fibers will cause the attached mineral particles to become increasingly compressed. Packing the minerals closely would prevent the propagation of cracks. Is this the way to protect our social teeth from cracking?

Many materials show fractal cracking under stress. Research revealed that lonely people are more subject to cracking because of the pressure resulting from social interaction. Apparently, we may witness new phenomena of fractal cracking patterns because of social media. We need to be alert.


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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
During my last few days in Istanbul I was thinking about growth and this is the thought for my next buzz dear Deb Lange. I was planning to write on "washing ideas:, but comments hroe me in a different path. Thank you for your great illumination my friend.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Dear Deb Lange- to be back from a break abroad and read your comment is energizing. live your comment and I o along wit it fully. "On the one hand technology pulls us into our heads and our imagining and out of the physical reality of what we feel and sense and touch, on the other ..."- this is wonderful thinking, Deb and I am immersed in its depth, Deb. No wonder Deb means depth

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
Dear Aaron Skogen- my full appreciation to your writing "Speaking firsthand, I find it difficult to follow and stay tuned to all the good people here who enrich my life, yet every time I stop by, the nourishment flows". This is very deep my friend and is worthy to expand into full post. I share your experience on this.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Dear - I am so happy this statement resonates with you "Your statement "In social media we need to have teeth to grind all sorts of fruits the tree is producing" perfectly describes social media as a whole". It is a core issue of this buzz. BTW- I have just returned from Istanbul and therefore sorry for my late responding. However; time increases the value of a solid comment and yours is.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Dear Mohammed Sultan- refreshing comment and ripe fruits to collect from your splendid comment. I liked your idea on training pick to pick the right fruit. This is a great idea and is extensible to many areas such as selection of a job, of an employee, of a buzz to read and so on. It is not easy always to pick and random picking is widespread. "Most people just pick whats visible ,not what's ready to eat !" This is a great idea for a buzz. As you see your comment expands the span of our minds, too.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Dear Milos Djukic- musically beautiful and scientifically sound your comment is. Yes, transient disturbance leading to settling.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #16

Dear Ali Anani, Any tendency towards unity and sublimity carries with it a certain degree of disturbance. We are our own conscience, if so discomfort is always transient in nature. Your concerns are a sign that you're on the right track. Fractures are my profession, but also my life :)

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Please keep your water flow and I am in great anticipation of your back-to-back buzz dear Irene Hackett

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
I shall be writing on this soon dear sister Irene Hackett. I am trying to explain in simple terms with practical examples. I think I found a way to do that, but not in the next few days as I am flying tomorrow noon for few days

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Ok, but this discussion stirred my mind with an idea to focus my thinking on how to respond to the great comment of John Valledor

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
It is simple as that dear Aurorasa Sima- you make me feel good about myself and my reaction without planned intention is to make you feel the same. Yes, help can be sometimes a disruptive force. This is a great buzz ides for you to tackle. Very profound and you remind me of the eagle forcing its sibling to fly for if the mother keeps feeding the baby eagle it shall fail to fly later on. The muscles get too stiff for the bird to fly. We make our birds unable to fly when we tend to help them excessively.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
It is simple as that dear Aurorasa Sima- you make me feel good about myself and my reaction with planned intention is to make you feel the same. Yes, help can be sometimes a disruptive force. This is a great buzz ides for you to tackle. Very profound and you remind me of the eagle forcing its sibling to fly for if the mother keeps feeding the baby eagle it shall fail to fly later on. The muscles get too stiff for the bird to fly. We make our birds unable to fly when we tend to help them excessively.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Thank you Aurorasa Sima for your valuable comment. This comment along with previous ones have evoked many ideas in my mind. I like your reference to the trees limited capacity to digest and I believe this leads to complexity. It is not different from population in areas with limited capacities tend to bifurcate and progressively reach chaos. I am imagining the tree as the metaphor for complexity being a living one. Your reference to the poisonous environment is witty. Like fish in the ocean placing them in a fish pond make them more vulnerable to toxicity.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Believe me John Valledor that my mind is busy thinking about it even though I have to get ready for an early morning flight. But I am extremely contented. Thank you

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
With all honesty you reminded me of the rhizome metaphor John John Valledor. Do social bonds follow the principle of asignifying rupture as well? I would love to read comments on this issue as well.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
" but, i doubt myself, precisely of the agility my brain capable to dispose, how far i can protect myself! the strength of plethora of ideas, indeed having an impact and could turn me into their blind follower, where my emotional trait may cause riot to my reasons! yet..."-you make me think dear debasish majumder. Interesting and stuff for me to think about.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Great Insights Sara Jacobovici and the challenges we face with the new environment that we live in. The complexity of challenges I call them. Are we able to adapt to a completely new and still yet a gelly environment? Social media is disrupting habits, communications, information flow, acquaintances, the we we build relations, social values and many spillover effects. I am the one who is honored by incorporating your seed idea and seed comment. In what soil this seed shall grow and how it would adapt to the changing soil and environment are issues to think about in more depth.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #5

Another important focus Ali Anani and I couldn't be more gratified than to see an idea of mine find its place in one of your work. Your Call To Action: Be Alert! is extremely relevant. What your Buzz brought to mind is the issue of environment. Stress occurs when the environment is unable to support the necessary conditions of the tree, person, or company; in spite of built in mechanisms to adapt, cope and compensate. Social Media is technologically understood but not environmentally understood yet. In other words, we have less at our disposal to respond to the conditions of this new environment. This is what I encourage your CTA to invest in; are the expectations discussed based on the new environment or the old one? As Einstein said, "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Afwan my dear Praveen Raj Gullepalli

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Your comment is as sweet as sweet honey or sweet stress dear Praveen Raj Gullepalli should thrive on your description of beBee. I feel you are a born ambassador for beBee

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you dear Laurent BOSCHERINI and I find your comment a fractal prism

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

4 years ago #1

Thank you dear Ali Anani for sharing your insightful and brilliant prism. Fractal Crack is part of that disruptive way of thinking by essence, maybe.

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