I have been on WB now for more than 3.5 years. And, what I see is: Nothing has changed. People fight about religions, about -isms, about political orientation, about human rights etc.
Some bash the US (admitted, I belong to that sort, but against their politics, not the people, and who can change the politics, if not the people....?), some bash Islam, some bash Trump and some that have not checked that time doesn't stand still.....they still talk about the woman generally known as HC. As if one single person whose expiry date has arrived since would still be important. Hey, future is now :-)
Some recite religious citations endlessly, and some cite historical facts (are they really ?) endlessly. Some think that knowledge and intellect can solve every problem while forgetting that empathy would bring us a lot closer to a more peaceful world.
Some criticize science, and some criticize the counterpart, religion. Some reply emotionally until "fuck you" shows up, and some seem to have no emotions or deliver opinions which can be interpreted in any way - means they could be called "neutral" (or without POV, if you want).
Some never write articles but write comments which could easily make up an article. Why ? Do they fear exposure or too much critics ?
Some concentrate on one single subject, desperate to bring their point across, but with not much success. Why ? Because returning to the same subject over and over again tires readers.
And there's the ones who write articles about different subjects, often personal and with experience and not newspaper cut'n'paste. Hats off to those writers who succeed to not only deliver facts but also arrive to develop a relation to their readers. These are the ones I like, and that kept me here.
Too many of them are gone, because their work seems not to have been appreciated (I call no names here), or the replies weren't appropriate or put down in a hurry without even reading the article.
Attention span is one thing, and showing the "I am right, fuck you" is another.
May that change. And that counts for me too. Always imagine that the person you reply to is sitting across. We wouldn't react that way in reality as we do on unsocial media, would we ?
Happy New Year !