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I think I started out more in this way of thinking. I didn’t want to look at any of the “be careful” warnings. I’m not doing anything illegal or expressing controversial opinions so the record will show nothing of interest. Right?Interestingly, I am of @sinnerjohn’s mindset. I do follow some privacy steps, but I’m nowhere near where rizole falls on the spectrum. Although I won’t add just anyone and everyone as a friend/follower, I don’t really care about all the other in-depth stuff that’s being discussed. Just don’t have the time or patience to deal with or think about it, first, and I’m not doing anything illegal so..... <shrugs>
I am fairly astonished when I hear people are on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and a whole bunch of others in addition to MobiTog. Where do people find the time for all that? I have trouble doing MobiTog justice. Days I’m on MobiTog I don’t have time for FB and often not email. Too much time wasted online. There’s life to live, things to do. Better to be outside walking or making pictures. Maybe even some time for work.
I might get on FB once a week or longer. I used to check in more often, every couple of days. No more. I have not even put FB on my new iPad.
I don’t add any FB “friends” I don’t actually know. I often wonder why the FB “friends” system doesn’t give people the opportunity to introduce themselves to me and say why they want to be my friend. That would be the absolute minimum requirement for me. On FB now I mostly just post a picture and leave. Sometimes if I have extra time I “like” a couple of pictures posted by others. Not interested in much else. It is all just mindless entertainment keeping me busy doing nothing. Keeping me busy tied into the matrix.
It is turning out to be a real problem the way slanted information is used to shape public opinion. Even active legal cases have FB pages where insufficiently informed people express opinions of guilt.
But now, my feelings about a benevolent internet have changed. Those days have gone. Today’s internet is a highly competitive underworld trying to turn any slim opportunity into profit. Too many robots wanting to know my every move, like, opinion, and interest. Too much concerted effort to mine my personal information for meaning. Too much opportunity for personal information given in good faith to go “astray”. And also, too much potential for unfriendly data collection. Time to be more careful. The time to hope for the best has gone.