My thoughts on Social Media
November 27th, 2019
- Link to My thoughts on Social Media podcast on anchorfm
A couple of weeks ago I finally removed myself from Facebook. I didn’t like what they are doing with our data, and honestly, I got bored with the platform altogether. But the biggest reason was the following:
Many people I knew personally, grew up with, or perhaps had worked with at one point, who lived in the same area as me only wanted to chat with me there so that I could help increase their social ranking. But when it came to socializing, they wanted no part of that … with me. So why should I continue to boost their social ranking and in certain cases indirectly pad their wallets, for lack of a better term, when they don’t want anything to do with me in reality? Don’t worry. This phenomenon is not unique to me. When you think of it, it touches all of us. Just not everyone sits back, thinks about it, and realizes this. Perhaps that is better for most. Otherwise, it could lead to heartache and disaster for many.
I use Twitter a lot because it has always been a great source of information for me. I never considered it a way of connecting with others. Balderdash.
I use Linkedin for potential career opportunities and connections. It has been more miss than hit, but it still has its use and value. So I continue to forge ahead there.
I do miss what Facebook used to mean to me years ago. I am yet to find a replacement. Any suggestions? I would love to hear from you!
I will be embedding this episode of Plugging in The Holes along with a transcript in the form of a post on interglobalmedianetwork.com for your hearing and reading pleasure. I will be including the related resource links mentioned in the podcast of course. Always do. Bye for now!
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