Doom-scrolling a 2020 Rhapsody

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You open facebook…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You scroll past 2 posts…maybe…if you’re lucky…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You scroll faster trying not to see images of trumps face…and horrible news….past a couple more posts…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

It becomes a game to try and find something positive and uplifting, but you persevere…often to your own detriment.

You continue to scroll…desperately now searching for…kitties, puppies, flowers, anything..happy.

Instead you see…pandemic, death, lockdown, murder, mayhem, hatred, violence, racial tensions, protests, sex trafficking pedophiles, political discourse, made up posts shared as facts, fights over masks, science vs religion, right vs left, the kkk is alive and well, and FUCKING MURDER HORNETS…really!?

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You want to stay informed, but at some point you just have to step away….from…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

And give facebook, the news, social media, and yourself a much needed rest.

 

©Dani Heart

8/6/2020

Facebook Epic Fail!

Cheer Peppers it’s Nano Poblano Day 29.  One more day. I have just spent the last half an hour trying to figure out how to keep Facebook from sharing my location. WTF!? I have always had my privacy settings set not to do that. This is not the first time that a Facebook update has resulted in my privacy being violated. They change things so often that you have to read through old info trying to figure out how to fix whatever they have screwed up.  They change the menus so that if you knew how to set something now you have to figure out how to do it again.  I suppose those that don’t pay attention and are not diligent in protecting themselves are none the wiser.  Sometimes you don’t even notice for a while. I mean come on… if your settings are set not to share such information then regardless of their updates and changes that information should not be shared. I was posting my happy day flower photo and thinking about today’s blog post when I realized my last couple of posts included my location. I thought that’s odd because I know I never choose to share that info and I posted the photo from my home computer.  I do not even have the Facebook app on my phone because I feel it’s too invasive. The whole point of social media is deciding what you want to share and with whom, so why does Facebook continually betray its users.  I like Facebook and sharing with my friends but I don’t like having to continually check if Facebook has left the back door open on my privacy.  I may need to rethink if I want to continue to use a media site that seems to exist for the sole purpose of exploiting its users. Shame on Facebook.

Here are a few articles about what facebook is doing with it’s users information. Here, here, and here, and here.