Watch This Space . . .
Yesterday, I posted a notice on Facebook that I was closing my account at some point within the next two weeks. I am also on the verge of making a similar announcement about my Twitter account followed by closing my LinkedIn site. For many of us, the social networks are neither social nor real networks. They steal our time, they steal our independence, they even change who we are. And what makes it insidious is we choose to let it happen. I choose not to let it happen to me any more than it already has.
I’m not abandoning the internet. I am not giving up on making contact with others within the virtual realm we’ve watched grow up around us. But as much as possible, I want the choices to be mine. So I am keeping this blog. And I am continuing to browse, to follow sites that provide information I need (without taking more from me than I willingly provide), to communicate through email and other apps.
The point is we don’t have to give up ourselves to become and to stay involved. And we don’t have to become like the parade of school kids in Pink Floyd’s The Wall. We can be connected and still be ourselves. I hope you think so too.