bye+socials!+(most+of+them)

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 I’m keeping LinkedIn at the most. I don’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 what’s left of it to the whims of the social media overlords nor for the convenience of being “connected” to the rest of the world.

I simply don’t have time to blindly consume nor share with the rest of the planet my life’s minutiae. I’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!

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