A note to readers about ‘social media’ and going Analogue

22 February 2021 — The New Dark Age

You may have noticed the lack of Twitter and Facebook links in articles published here. There are two reasons for this: Firstly, WordPress have made embedding Twitter cumbersome and time-consuming with their latest ‘improvement’. But more importantly, I’ve decided to boycott so-called social media (I gave up my Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts years ago), which means removing links, made all the easier by WordPress’ latest change to the way the editor works.

[C]an we consider that the digital world in general has now reached the point (perhaps long past the point) where it serves the oppressors far more than it serves us? Has our habit of evaluating the benefits of technology in strictly personal terms been trumped by its use by empire for economic, political, social and militarized rule? – David Perez

So I noticed the latest Off Guardian piece is entitled, ‘ Liberation by Unplugging? https://off-guardian.org/2021/02/22/liberation-by-unplugging/ so maybe the idea of going Analogue is spreading?

One thought on “A note to readers about ‘social media’ and going Analogue

  1. IV WORDS says:

    I think about this a lot. Social media is informing the masses but moreso misinforming the masses. We’re being twisted every which way. Is that the “connection” we were yearning for when Facebook showed up? I don’t think so. And yet…

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