My name is Jose and I am a social media junkie. Twitter, Insta, FB, G+, MySpace, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL IM, ICQ, IRC, anything remotely social from 1994 on, I was in it and how. Now I am gone. Hopefully for good this time.
Today Iâ€™m keeping LinkedIn at the most. I donâ€™t mind keeping this since this is a very handy and practical way (despite their security breaches) to keep a resume and make business connections. As far as the rest of the current social media landscape is concerned I am no longer willing to sacrifice my privacy or whatâ€™s left of it to the whims of the social media overlords nor for the convenience of being â€œconnectedâ€ to the rest of the world.
I simply donâ€™t have time to blindly consume nor share with the rest of the planet my lifeâ€™s minutiae. Iâ€™d rather spend time creating and then sharing in my own terms while retaining a semblance of sanity or tranquility in this world. If that makes me a Luddite, so be it. The signal to noise ratio today makes it almost impossible for me to spend time doing things that really matter to me instead of being a consumer.
Late-stage capitalism has brought many ills and the promises that social media would bring us together have failed. For the moment, I remain out. Cheers!