We live in the Internet age. Everyone wants clicks. Clicks are what sells.
Inspired by fellow blogger Robin I have switched my Linux distribution back to Xubuntu 18.04 from Ubuntu 19.04. This is due in part to Ubuntu not wanting to load properly. Xubuntu also uses fewer system resources and is very customizable without a lot of tweaking. I added a few apps for audio, photo management, photo editing, a calendar that syncs with Google and a few other things. I can always add more things as I need it too. Like Robin said its like coming home to a familiar neighborhood.
So the new Twitter user interface is live. If you are a user, what do you think? I am OK with it and will give it a chance.
When you take a social media break do you include your blog as a part of that time away? I am contemplating some sort of break soon and want to know what you think. Your input is appreciated.
The fact that both Donald Trump and OJ Simpson are on Twitter should be scary. Of course they are the symptom of a greater problem which is scary enough. OJ is going to have it really rough because of his dubious past. Then Donald Trump tweets and think that is policy which is frightening. Twitter is a place for freaks and geeks with hearts of gold. The Donald and The Juice are two of many in the Twitterverse I could live without.
On Twitter the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending as a response to their not deleting a fake video featuring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The responsible thing would be to delete it and offer an editorial retraction as a way of discouraging future events from happening. Lots of fake news and click bait are ruining it for everyone. Algorithms the site uses often don’t make sense in how it displays information on your feed.
Personally deleting Facebook wouldn’t be so easy. As a social network organically Facebook is still a good platform for person to person contacts. A lot of people I know use it and its a good way to keep up with what is happening in their lives. I also have connections with others who are like minded who are sharing what is on their hearts and minds about the state of the world we live in.
Being mindful and using careful judgement would make Facebook a better place. Using tools available to customize your experience and what information you see would be a best practice. I also think keeping the dark details of ones personal life off the platform would be best. The less someone knows the better it can be for you.
Ultimately Facebook does need more checks and balances. It needs to be policed and to create a safe place for everyone. Regulation would be appropriate in order to get it under control. No doubt it needs radical change not only in what you see but those behind the scenes who run the company. The network can be saved but it probably needs to have some sort of digital “chemotherapy” to make it well again.
Yeah, one day I would like to be blog famous. A well-known and respected personal blogger with a unique way of looking at the world. Some of this stuff has happened already but you know lets make it even more awesome. I feel like sharing my world far and wide. A boy can dream eh?
The Internet doesn’t like much change.