Is There Life After Retirement?

Time for a little Social Media change …

Posted on: October 6, 2021

Aloha to my Facebook friends and the five people who occasionally read my blog,

I’ve decided to change how I “do” social media for a bit. This has been percolating in my brain for awhile now – before the whistleblower stuff or the accidental (?) Facebook shut down this past week.

Many of us complain about how their current algorithms are narrowing the scope of what we see, and forcefeeding us stuff we were never interested in seeing. But because we enjoy keeping in touch with the handful of “facebook friends” that we are actually ABLE to interact with, we stay. But it sucks.

Therefore I’ve decided to continue to post the same kind of ramblings and life updates that I generally post on FB, but I’ll post them here. On my poor, unused blog. With a link to them over there —> (FB)

So you’ll be able to follow the link just fine. Although I would prefer comments HERE (rather than THERE), you would have to tell WordPress your email addresss to do so. It will NOT get published, but it’s one little way they try to weed out scammers. But most of you will ignore my preference and will comment over there. Sigh.

I’ll continue to come to FB to read your stuff and also to keep up with our Whitehall-Bexley Rotary page, as well as the district, zones, and all that intricate Rotary-structure stuff. And yes, to keep up on groups I’ve “liked.” [that always makes me feel like a sixth grader, asking Debbie who she thinks Jeff B “likes” this week] But again, I digress …

Oh, and yeah. I’ll keep posting photos over there. I still owe a bunch of ya some Florida and Georgia photos, and a seasonal door wreath (inside joke) will be forthcoming.

Ok, later, Taters …

6 Responses to "Time for a little Social Media change …"

OK, I’ll comply. Not a bad idea. As you know, I’ve cut back considerably on my FB consumption and especially when I compare my “FB Memories” from 5+ years ago, it’s stark how much my enjoyment of FB has degraded. But where do we chat??

Oh, we can still chat on Messenger, where we send each other snarky memes. I’m not leaving per se, just not posting a lot of stuff there. Maybe all the current attention will cause Zuckerberg to step down and the culture there will change.

I’ve been under the impression that Messenger is just as invasive. I have noticed on several occasions where either a friend or myself share something in a private message, that suddenly the advertising in my feed reflects what was written in a private message over the course of the next few days. Algorithms are everywhere throughout Facebook and Instagram. I don’t use the messenger function on Instagram, nor do I use What’sAPP or whatever it’s called.

Oh, I’m sure you’re right. I figure I lost all semblance of privacy when I gave my cyber soul to Google. My main motivation for this detour isn’t that as much as just how much FB is no longer interesting. Realized I was channeling you the other day while lamenting the loss of the MySpace days. LOL

Love it 🙂

Now we’ll see if I follow through, lol.

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