Sundry items

Saturday night seems to be dead time for much of social media. But how can that be if the world is under lockdown?

Of course, I don’t haunt the big-tech spots anymore. Maybe that’s where the exposed masses are.

No regrets, here.

Did I tell you that I closed a couple of social-media accounts? Got my finger on the button to delete another, as soon as courage or outrage comes along.

Researching new songs, lots of possibilities, some unhappy phraseology, however. And hard to know sometimes if a tune will carry well without the instruments.

Y.A.S.M.G.

“Yet Another Social Media Gripe.”

Closed down a couple of social media accounts. These things keep popping up like weeds, and I have to whack them down. FB was deleted some weeks ago, finally. Now I’m in the mood.

Should I have as a goal to remove all social media? Should I make this site my social medium?

I’m on a popular social communication service here in the country only because 99.99999% of people are and it’s the principal means of communication. I’d like to leave it if I could.

I started using Telegram and that holds promise. But who knows, that might go by the wayside before long as well.

I yearn for the day when email was king.

Most people don’t question things like this. Maybe I’m the sick one.

Tiresome

Tiresome reading rants and raves
Of people I don’t know;
People bellowing from their caves,
And others eating crow.

So why not stay within my lair,
Alone, with none to bother?
I’d much prefer not having to hear
My own despairing blather.

Introduction

Here’s my introduction to an alternative social media account:

#Introduction

I live for . I adhere to one standard: Holy . I refuse to speak of anything but, to go beyond. Religion belongs to man; the new covenant of Christ is given by and must be received as given. This is my work.

#Jesus #Christianity #NewTestament #newbirth

I’ve had this account for a while, but the owner of the instance requested we provide introductions, since apparently quite a few new people have joined it. You can, too. See link above.

Why not shut down all social media accounts?

Why not shut down all social media accounts and go only with online presence via websites? The thought pummels the mind, dares the will to decide. The act would achieve simplicity in this area. There are people who have done this and survived. Would it hurt outreach, or focus it? Maybe consider starting a webring. There’s an open-source option. Would have to find someone who knows how to use the command line in order to do it. Some days you just want to get away from it all.

Need new friends?

Twitter’s list feature allows you to assign feeds to specific groups. I have a friends list. On Saturday afternoon and night, this list is almost exclusively about sports. Do I need new friends?

Come on in, the water’s blue and private and quiet

My friends need to get interested in Hubzilla. Yet another reason: I’m ramping up my use of it.

  • Crazy levels of privacy, when needed. (I got posts you can’t see, only members of my private groups.)
  • Nomadic identity, so that you never need lose your stuff.
  • Distributed, so that you’re not captive to a walled-garden site, no fear of your channel getting blocked or deleted.
  • Federated, so you can join any Hubzilla site (or install your own) and still connect with people scattered around the net.
  • Fine-grained options for sharing posts, files, photos, videos.
  • No ads, not for profit, no data collection.

What’s not to like? You can even choose the hub you want to join.