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Living For 'Likes': A New Pressure On The Society

Last update: 03/10/2017

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By Harun Yahya

Adnan Oktar, best known by his pen-name Harun Yahya, is an influential Turkish spiritual leader, author, and opinion shaper who has written 300-books which has been translated into 73 languages and read by millions of people, exerting considerable influence on both Muslims and non-Muslims all over the world.

He has been ranked in leading strategic studies and in the 'The 500 Most Influential Muslims' as one of the most prominent and influential opinion shapers in the Turkish - Islamic world. He is widely known for his book 'Atlas of Creation' which has been discussed in the European Council and, for the last couple of years, made him the focus of the media and the Parliaments of European countries. Harun Yahya websites have 20 million monthly visitors, from 167 countries.

ISTANBUL (Bernama) -- Today, there are about two billion Facebook and 1.4 billion YouTube active users on social media. Instagram users are around 700 million. If we add 350 million Snapchat and 330 million Twitter users to this number, it would not be wrong to say that the one third of the world's population is in communication with each other.

This community's daily post numbers are well beyond imagination. Facebook users upload an average of eight billion items of content every 24 hours. The total duration of the videos uploaded to YouTube every day reaches 400,000 hours. During the same timespan, 500 million tweets are posted while 350 million photographs are uploaded on Instagram.

In time, this gigantic communication network laid down its own rules. Receiving "Likes" on Instagram or Facebook, being "Retweeted" on Twitter, and getting views on YouTube have become a new measure of success among people.

Since the day Facebook went online, the "Like" button was clicked 1.2 trillion times. Instagram, meanwhile, gets 4.5 billion "likes" each and every day. This statistical data is an indication of a new addiction at our door.....


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