Write about social media. What are your accounts? What have you set aside?
I’ve heard a lot of discussion over the past few months saying that social media is very destructive. Maybe that’s too much listening to Bridget Phetasy.
Still, there’s been the thought that’s been going through my head for some time now that you can leave.
I stick with things longer than I should too often; just how I roll. Still, when I do leave, it’s a decision I’m not often going to reconsider.
For the social media sites, it’s probably more difficult because of what they do to make things addictive.
But, as is the case with some of the therapy I’m doing lately, I am able to resist.
What’s going on on Facebook?
Uh. Maybe I’ll look later.
Or maybe I won’t look at all, because fuck them.
Choose something different.
You’re free to do that until the men with guns come and tell you to submit, or get locked in a cage.
A nastier follow-on comment to that just got deleted.
I’m self-censoring, even without the ginger, or the totes-didn’t-used-to-be-evil company’s urging.
With the self-
censoringediting, though, I wonder if it’s really a problem. You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who’s as much of a free speech absolutist as I, but I really don’t see a problem with people watching what they say.
Yes, you can shout “fuck” in a crowded theater. Yes, the proprietor is free to kick you out. Yes, you can shout “fuck” on a street corner. Yes, you can probably be ticketed for doing that. Yes, you can shout “fuck” in your own living room, and nobody, other than the gathered assemblage, should know or object to it. Alexa, please divide your microphone gain level by zero.
Tomorrow is going to be a very long day. We’ll see if I have energy to stay up to watch the Saints in Atlanta. Tryptophan and travel may have taken me out by then. That, and I have an early train to catch Friday.
But, as far as what I use.
I still look at Twitter quite a bit.
I check Facebook every couple of days. The FB app is gone from my phone. So’s FB Messenger.
I’ve deleted the Instagram app because I really don’t like some of the privacy things FB’s done lately, or their please-regulate-us-and-cement-our-market-dominance credo
I’ve messed around some with Gab and Minds.
I still check Fark, mainly on the weekends.
I’ve developed a hatred, perhaps irrational, for Reddit. It was slightly less pretentious when it was called Digg.
So that’s about it. I’m sure there’s things I’m leaving out, but I’m leaving myself out, too.