Today is Monday, January 1, 2018
I just finished what I is the first round of purges of my social media feeds. Mostly on my Facebook accounts.
This was not a task that was simple to do, because many of the persons removed I do like them but no longer maintain a connection outside of seeing them on my friends list.
I wanted to lower my feed footprint and maximize of the value of relationships that have continued to add value to me.
What I mean by connection:
Those that do not show activity on their account or are not responsive to my attempts to interact with them? In addition, we do not maintain any “offline” connection what so ever these days.
There are those from my past whom I’ve classified as “watches” that simply may be viewing my posts or have me added as just another notch in their friend count.
I also wanted to limit my information to a more restricted group of people. People I once knew from the past are practical strangers at this point and I wouldn’t allow a stranger to be on my list, so why would I start now.
Those persons who use third-party apps that gather information from them and their friends. Such apps expose details about my account I would not share openly.
The majority of these apps require login to ones Facebook account.
Once logged in the apps are granted a large amount of access to the persons account and details of their friends.
That said I had placed these users in limited groups giving them basically “no access” to my feeds, and later removing those connected persons.
I believe that its perfectly natural that some relationships fade into distant memory and this happened well before the existence of Facebook. The only difference is now, that I now have taken affirmative action in severing those ties by removing the persons from my friends list.
Where I can be found:
I have many “public” profiles that those looking to follow me can do so. I have made many of them available so feel free to do so. List below.
My Blog: jermsmit.com
My Instagram Accounts:
My Twitter Accounts: