UPDATE: January 2020.
Social media has been on my mind. What it offers and how it operates. How I use it. I have also thought about attention. Our energy flows to what we give our attention to. Who and what do I want to give my energy to?
I stopped using Facebook and Twitter. I canceled accounts.
I’m adapting my internet participation. Focusing more on what I think is beneficial. It’s a process. Keeping it minimized seems to work best for me.
I haven’t cut out ALL social media. Some of it provides worthy benefits to me. I would like to use the internet to enhance well-being and not support oppression.
I can always be contacted at – novaop74 (at sign) protonmail (dot) com
I’m keeping my Facebook open. Personal & the Page relating to the YouTube Channel.
I’m decreasing posting..maybe to nothing. I won’t be visiting the site much.
Cleaned up my personal page.
Made a post on the Adventures of Sandra and Dave page regarding future use of it and links where I’ll be active online.
I don’t like the way social media companies are behaving. I think they’re way out of line.
I’m interested in reducing my contribution to their success.
I know they profit from the activity on their platforms. Hence reducing my activity.
I have 24 hours each day to live. It’s smart to prioritize what I am going to do with that time. Whatever I create, I’m going to do it in a way that has meaningful benefits more in line with my values. Posting on Facebook isn’t making the cut.
So why don’t I just delete it altogether?
Facebook Groups & Messenger.
I make use of Groups. They’re a helpful source of travel info and a world bulletin board of sorts. The abundance of relevant assistance of this kind in one place is hard to beat.
Dave prefers messenger to send me things: links, articles, etc.
ALSO….I have spent a lot of time on the Adventures of Sandra and Dave “PAGE” on Facebook. So I’m leaving it as a signpost to direct people elsewhere.
For the time being, this is my intention regarding Facebook.