It's so true....what we have given up in the name of making our lives easier and more interesting...with all these apps.
Each concession seems like it is tiny..but they add up! And the article was written in 2010...just think what we have all given up since then!
What do to?
I suppose awareness and education - of ourselves and our children - it the best hope. I am learning about the privacy info but it seems to me they don't make it easy!
It is pretty scary--one of the reasons I am not on any social media. It means I miss the day-to-day postings of my family, who have learned to send me photos of grandchildren in other ways and call me to catch up on life, but it also means that FB doesn't get a crack at me. Frankly, I don't really want to be 'friended' by folks I knew 40 years ago. I also check on what permissions each app requires and if it is too much, I simply won't download them. This kind of privacy may all be an illusion on my part, but it works for me.
Oh well done Mary - we don't have to just accept it all.
Maybe I am one of those rare people who has a mobile phone you can (obviously) make/receive calls with and text messages, and that's it. It is all it does and I am very content with that. No social media for me except FB of which I am a passive user. I don't own an IPad either.
And still privacy is an issue, I know.
I am also trying to keep it Simple, but it is not easy!
Like Mary I’m not on any social media (much to the horror and disbelief of friends and customers!) and I’ve recently been Kondoing my online presence - deleting unused accounts, email addresses, anything that isn’t immediately relevant or essential. It feels good. Simpler. I see it a bit like clearing up ‘space junk’ and it creates an extra bit of room in my head because there’s less to keep track of, on a subconscious level too. And of course that goes some way to helping with the privacy issues, although it doesn’t eliminate them.
The internet is an amazing tool and I love certain aspects of it, but I confess that sometimes I have the same urge as Stephen Fry: http://www.stephenfry.com/2016/04/off-the-grid/
Must be the rebel in me!
Lotta...thanks for your encouragement...i just deleted my facebook account...i did not use it anyway. I got talked into it by a friend who wanted to stay in touch...so happy to be free of it!
I'm so glad Julia!
I've been unsubscibing from everyone who is trying to sell me something for Christmas....
So much more space in my head after Kondoing anything (the kitchen today). Loved the clever Stephen Fry thank you!
I unsubscribe too and am annoyed to find how long the emails persist even after I have done that. I wonder if they just ignore the request.
They find you again at Christmas !
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