Membership in any one of the social media platforms has its benefits; that are seldom longterm. By definition, these platforms come and go. In the next 17 minutes of audio, I will cover the following points as I set context for my decision to leave social media (not that I was that invested). I am instead focusing on establishing and maintaining a robust internet presence.
NB: The audio-levels are much higher/better in this post.
- Briefly explain the Internet of past and the built-in autonomy of publishing
- Contrast with the walled-garden idea that characterizes: BBS, AOL, FB, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc using the controlled model
- Tying your fate to that of the walled-garden that you live in VS
- Leaving an alias that enables others to find you regardless of what garden or personal island you move to
- Walled safety AND house-rules that stifle unique authenticity (sandboxes have rules/censorship)