Facebook, Social Media – when is it too much?

I don’t like that even if I don’t have a FB account, FB still gets data about me from all of you who do have FB accounts and from those who have shared their contacts with FB or other apps.

I’m guilty of having shared my contacts at one time or another with one app or another.  So, I’m sorry. Your contact information is out there.

If you are listed in ANYONE’s contacts and they have shared them with apps, then those apps have your name, phone number, email and possibly your address from which they can sell your info and link you to any business you have interacted with and so much more. These companies exist solely to match our phone numbers, email address etc with other data about our online life; from what we buy, search, read, like etc. Not that I feel I have anything to hide, but I don’t want targeted advertising and propaganda. No one is that that good at filtering the fake stuff out.

Also updating this blog so it won’t link back to any of my other social media links.  Time to learn some more.

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Selfie’s

“Instead of taking another selfie, think about using your camera next time to collect data about the world around you. You too can be a citizen scientist.”  

This is a statement I made at the end of my last BLOG post.  Today I read this blog about Instagram is ruining vacation

I’ll admit we occasionally take a selfie (my husband and I), but I think they are more for us then to paint the perfect life on social media.  At least I hope that is the truth.  I personally don’t think I’m particular phenomenal in life or looks nor am I a great writer.  I’ve started this blog purely for self improvement and self reflection.  Blogging maybe the modern day diary, just very public.

Read the blog link above and see if and where you fall on the selfie spectrum.  The absurdity of the selfie phenomenon is somewhat ironic.

I do feel that the crowds at famous destinations has forced some of us who are seeking beauty and solitude to venture off to the path less traveled. Not a bad thing, just harder to find natural tranquility. We then need to keep it secret and not share our photos or soon we will be surrounded by hordes of others taking selfies to show they have found our place of solitude, and then it won’t be solitude anymore.