December 29, 2018
I think I’m going to do it.
Yeah, I think I’m going to give up social media. Since we’ve found out this year what a sinister company Facebook really is, I'm souring on tech companies in general. Since money is the ultimate goal of this country and its companies, I just want to support such behavior as little as possible. Even Apple. I'm just tired of supporting the greed and materialism of this country, and I see social media giants, right now, as symptomatic of this dis-ease.
So, I think I'm gonna pull the plug, beginning with Facebook. Then Twitter. Flickr. Instagram (that might hurt). Medium. 2019 might be the year where I close accounts. I've been thinking about this for a while. I used to have a more optimistic view of social media and its potential to usher in change, and maybe it still has that potential, but all I seem to see is its insipid side. Where I used to read novels before bed, now I scroll though the endless banality of Facebook. Just that fact alone should convince me.
What am I afraid of? Losing touch? If anyone is interested at all (and who is really), a Google search can find this site — especially if it's the only one I'm using.
And, yes, I know Google, Amazon, and Apple are maybe just as bad. It might be a bit harder to cut them out. I can begin smaller.