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Hi all.
Well I thought about posting this thing on my own blog but thought I should really release something on here which is not behind the scenes.
I have been reading titles and articles I am interested in, but due to the current apocolipse, I just don’t have the energy I once had to well actually post.
With each country and its dealings with covid, I have noticed the following 2 lines when visiting twitter.
Don’t miss what’s happening
People on Twitter are the first to know.

Now this appeared on twitter way before covid.
Don’t miss what’s happening
People on Twitter are the first to know.
Hmmm don’t miss whats happening, yeah a lot happens on social media.
People on platform x are the first to know.
Oh yeah?
So does that mean that everyone on social networking site x know before the media.
And is all the information on that site the best information?
Suggestions from governments to local media to even the lockdowns which exist here and other places would suggest not.
The line should read
Don’t miss what’s happening
People on Twitter are not the first to know.
Neither are they on facebook, youtube, etc.
Hell I wouldn’t even trust my email, my friends are not the first to know.
Now before I get hated on, I don’t trust the government, or the media, or anyone online but at least the government and media are official.
Maybe their social networking platforms.
But social networks in general while we as humans depend on them are as trustworthy as spam email is.
There is no verification on social media, no fact checking.
There are all sorts of groups.
Social media has enabled us to associate with who we want but the down side is if you want to stick your head in a bag and say obama is an alien parasite then you can.
No one is stopping you.
Yet social media in some cases updates faster than news so we actually use it more, so does the media but even so raw data is raw data.
Especially if it is just that.
This text by the way is my own opinion, its not fact and I admit it here obviously.
But no one is going to jump down my throat if I down out lie through my teeth and trousers.
At worst maybe I get my account banned from here but thats it.
You can be whoever you are on the social network just like you can be on email or the net with little to no checks or ballences if you wish to maliciously or by accident screw up.
So yeah its dangerous.
We consume a lot of the net.
Not saying its dangerous but if we were so scared about our privacy one thinks we wouldn’t post random garbage.
Now in some countries people don’t unlike some of us westerners have the luxury to just shoot off our mouths at just about everything and maybe its because we are to comfortable but who knows.
The net aint free, in fact the average 100 megabyte connection costs most of a hundred bucks there about so it has to be more than that.
Mobile phones, where you live depending, well data aint cheap,in fact it can be darn right expensive and roming even more so.
Boredom maybe but I doubt its the issue.
Maybe its because we can post what we want to people that want to hear it and can block people that don’t so we continue to believe what we want and screw everyone else and maybe thats it in a nutshell.
No one is going to call me out on this.
I am unsure about the answer, but I do think that places like twitter shouldn’t be so blatent with their titles of their pages.
It may have meant something back before, but this is now.
Social media while being one of the best things out is also is as dangerous as a nuclear reacter meltdown or a firework held in the hand.
Its not even the legal thing either, its commen sence we are talking about.
You don’t yell a certain black racest word in public without getting a swift kick to the chops.
But if I chose to I could do it freely.
If I got banned from my whatever site I could make another.
I know rules on the net are hard and well we don’t want massive control but its got its problems.
The fact you can post what you want and like without any action is a bit of a concern.
Even on social media I am making up profiles of people in my head without even meeting them and then when speaking with them later realise its different on a completely different level.
I have also fell into that trap on email and other forums being banned from some of them after mouthing off without thinking.
I was on my system and it was a nameless list and I lost it for a second.
After one of these big blowups, I have learned that text is really poor method of communication.
Its fast and small, and officient but thats about it.
Its not video or voice and it can lead to other issues.
For example your average whatever domain website could be registered somewhere, stored somewhere and its data stored somewhere else.
Ie your .com site may not be american or you are not on a american server.
The net is not a binary on and off thing its more than that.
Sadly its something some of us haven’t got round to thinking about that well.
The fact we trust an unknown user on a site we don’t know about is also an issue.
Then there are the terms on social media.
Lets get one thing straight.
None of the people you add on social media or the net, or email online or interact online with are ever your friends!
They could be mass murderers for all you know thats why we have scammers.
The social network idea sounded nice but its a pipedream at best and dangerous at worst.
I have many people that follow me, so at most they are subscribers but not my friends.
I have a lot of people I email, including friends but if they had been only online then they wouldn’t be my friends.
No one on the net is your friend they are just people.
No one you chat with on a forum or anything is your friend.
No one online at all no matter who they are is your friend.
If you physically meet them, chat to them, have some parties or go out, over a long time, say 6 months to a year then yeah maybe then or at least you can trust that link a bit more.
A friend is not a follow link, unfriending is unfollowing someone but it really doesn’t make sence.
Maybe some terms on social media need to be changed.
Friends could be followers or subscribers like on youtube.
I know we want to make it a nice friendly place but that ship sailed in 2007 or maybe even before that when all those ransom ware writers started making our lives hell and its only worse.
And until we learn that the next voice in the void can be totally trusted without question we will have issues.
Even those I know online, I trust to not do or do a certain thing but its not like I’d fully trust them.
Offline, its the same but because I have physically met them maybe more so, maybe not.
Now once your social text chat becomes more, like a voice call via zoom or skype, or maybe you trust them to give them your phone or cell number and you really talk for ages, maybe.
I have several methods of communication and use them a lot.
Nothing is secure as such but just basic commen sence security.
At the front of all this stuff is my email.
Its open to the net, anyone can use it.
I don’t mind who has it.
Same with my twitter though I don’t use it as such.
If I need voice I use zoom or skype.
If its a business and its local like in my country then yeah I’ll call them offline and conduct my business the old fashioned way.
Online though, most people only see my email.
My email aint timezone dependant.
I can block a certain person, or not respond to them.
If I need someone to get more involved than that then I have a skype I can use, or zoom or something like that.
So if it gets a bit more than that, I have my mobile phone and my landline.
For obvious reasons I don’t want my landline or even mobile phone known, I mean both aren’t hidden or anything but even so.
Rarely if ever unless its a business do I like to share my phone or mobile numbers which are offline contacts.
If it goes belly up online, I can easilly take action to secure myself, change my address, block people.
But if its on my phone or even someone comes about physically then its a bit more of an issue.
Now with that in mind if its a local business and its in my country I like to deal with the person direct because of the same reason as I just outlined.
We trust to much in what we read and lets face it reading is the thing here.
So when you look at your next twitter or social media post don’t take it at face value.


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Don’t miss what’s happening People on Twitter are not the first to know. was released on October 29, 2021 at 6:09 pm by crashmaster in general-updates-and-announcements.
Last modified: October 29, 2021.


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