The Trojan Horse of Social Media (A Greecian’s Perspective): Health and Ambiguity

Co-authors Laina Blanton and Ansonio Mitchell

Subsequent to posting the above-embedded photo that vaguely notes Forbes-alleged research conducted by the University of California, which edifies a revelation concerning the benefits in the temporal fasting of phone usage, the Facebook post received modest veneration from a few viewers that liked it–and one even went as far as too share it on their own profile. In accordance with the post-share by the stated individual, they acquired several more additional “likes” and a positively enthused commentator.

When it came to developing the content, the marked use of Just Creative’s tip on ambiguity remained an essential concept in its production, which captured the bemusement of the engaged audience. Moreover, the utilization of stress as a means to emotionally capitalize on the humanistic sentiments of viewers, for most people manifestly desire to deal with less anxiety on a daily basis, was paramount in the construction of content; wherefore, the post adhered to reading’s advice on “using your heart.” Also, the insertion of the research’s rationale regarding the five hour abstention of phone use was, at the discretionary observation of the post developers, an inspiration to the audience of the content, and thus hitting the eighth tip right on the nozzle.

Additionally, the content developers added this call-to-action on the status:

“Just turning your phone off for five hours in your day (that excludes sleep lol) you can allow yourself to absorb less stress-inducing content. With less stress and anxiety one can increase longevity and focus on the things that really matter. So, try the 5-hour pledge if you can, who knows it might do some good.”

Wherefore, the audience were warned “about the important things” in accordance with tip 12, and given a laudable tidbit on intra-personal success with the goal of longevity, which checks the fifth notion of the list for writing viral content.