Social Media Concerns, Reliable Sources

I’ve become increasingly concerned about our use of social media in recent years. I expect that I’ll write more about this in the coming months, but for now, I’ll just share some simple links to stories and documentaries that I hope you’ll watch.

The Social Dilema
2020 – Netflix
This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Is TikTok A Harmless App or A Threat To U.S. Security?
Nov 15, 2020 – CBS 60 Minutes
It’s billed itself as “the last sunny corner on the internet,” but is TikTok really a tool for China to obtain troves of data on Americans? “Like Instagram, YouTube and Facebook, TikTok’s real business is keeping you engaged as long as possible… in order to collect your data.”

I can’t overstate this. The very future of our privacy as Americans depends first on our awareness of what’s going on, and second on the actions that we take as a result.

By sharing these links, I really hope you’ll watch them and form your opinion based on information provided by experts. Let me know if you have additional links that should be listed here.

Welcome

I created this little spot on the internet on March 28, 1996. This website has had many forms over the decades, the most recent of which was a simple blog where I shared my thoughts about anything and everything. Today, it’s still my personal blog, but I’ve decided to remove all of my previous posts (285) and start over.

My immediate plans are to write about internet and social media privacy and security. I’m working on some posts now.

More soon…