I recently removed myself from Linkedin and Facebook. Mostly because my activity on both sites is…uh…well I just don’t log on often enough to maintain any reason why I would keep a social media vacation destination. They are like an unused time-share…money well spent until you don’t want to spend the money to go to the same place and see the same thing.
Never mind the information overload and sharing to third parties and selling data and acquaintance accessibility and mindlessly scrolling and tricking myself into believing I will take advantage of the industry news.
All dead end reasoning for the opportunity to debate whether I need to update my photo, profile, resume, responses all the while flipping a coin as to what deserves a “like” or which emoji to post with purpose and positivity.
I denied a request by a friend, so named because we speak to one another face to face on a weekly basis as well as over the phone, via text that I download a video chat app. I can send video, audio, GIFs, links, likes and whatever else I would like person to person via a good ol’ fashioned smart phone.
The hope for the future is that the Apple and Android become better friends so that the digital domains don’t discount each others demands for attention. This would be great so that I don’t have to add an app every time I want to discuss a daily dose of dave. Platform M&A man, make it happen!
There are a number of other sites that I need to revisit and remove myself from if only to make room on the next site to take my time and attention. At the moment Twitter is by far a worthy cause. Be yourself or play God. Be you or bot it out. Most importantly be mindful of mindless scrolling. A vacation from the day to day shouldn’t be spent in virtualville.
That being said the personal attacks are not fun and should be resisted. There are so many other significant ways to make a point or point out a problem or pointedly direct someone to a solution. If you would not say it to someone’s face do not say it at all. This principle is a guiding force in patience and virtue. But I mean – come on man! How can tongue and pen be restrained in this day and age! Get serious!
If you do it. As Example. Others may follow.
Comedy Store trained, World-travelled, Cul-de-sac-living recovering comedian, husband and tinkerer of tools and time well spent!