Seven Deadly Sins In The Digital World: The Morality Of Our Digital Obsessions

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Life Style On 27th April 2018
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A Twitter user tweeted an updated version of the seven deadly sins and it instantly went viral.

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"7 Digital Deadly Sins"

If we look at the most popular technology products that have come out in the last decade, we can see that each of them is closely tied to a deadly sin. Ari Paul has tweeted updated version of seven deadly sins. It’s so up to date that you might even be guilty of a few. The "7 Digital Deadly Sins" is a classification of vices within Christian teachings that originated around 3rd century AD.

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Lust, of course, is Tinder

The printed image, then the video, and now algorithm-driven fakery leave little to the imagination and feed the monster within.

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Facebook for envy

Envy makes people so desirous of what they don’t have that they become blind to what they have.

"Envy is a really stupid sin because it’s the only one you could never possibly have any fun at. There’s a lot of pain and no fun. Why would you want to get on that trolley?" – Charlie Munger

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Yelp for gluttony

LinkedIn for greed.

The LinkedIn co-founder and venture capitalist said:

"Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins, Zynga is a sloth. LinkedIn is greed. With Facebook, it’s vanity, and how people choose to present themselves to their friends."

Instagram is pride

Pride is the sin to rule them all, the inability to admit when we are wrong. Something like telling everyone else they’re bad at what they do and then saying “ping me.”

Twitter was used for wrath.

Ari Paul post has gone viral it received 4.5K retweets and 5.1K likes whereas the original post by Wix got 18k likes 1.2k comments and 35k shares of Facebook.

Sloth was Zynga once, but Zynga is no more. Now sloth is Netflix.

Sloth boils down to plain stupidity or laziness

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"Good that others of 10 ars not present. Like killing, stealing and cheating on wife."

"Reality check"

"I'd replace LinkedIn with the 1000s of online gambling sites..."

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"All of those sins are in us."

"So what does that make Reddit? An amalgamation of each? "

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