I haven’t posted for a while and there is a reason. I have been feeling very low almost depressed for the past couple of months for a number of reasons. I think its due to a number of things but largely because I feel I have lost control and everything as stayed the same for too long. Well thats going to change. The first thing was that I had a holiday that I felt I was not going to be to control as much as I would like, its cancelled! The internet as become less interesting, this has been a slow process made faster after the recent hacking and security scandals. Its also being ruined by the likes of Amazon and google and others you seem to control what we see and can buy. I’m also getting fed up with brainwashed people on the internet you jump on you if you say anything against google chrome or chromium.
Google has plagued use with adverts for a long time and it seems to be getting worst with their targeted adverts. I really try and use my none google account but people seem to insist on emailing me on that account. I strongly object to my emails being scanned which is why I try and use the other email account. I stopped using chrome browser 18 months ago due to it becoming more and more bloated as well as googles control of the app store by removing apps such as ad blocker and others which it doesn’t like. I am never signed in to google when using the internet when using the internet due to the google scanning of web use to blast me with adverts.
Amazon have also being increasing their control, they don’t bother with an app with certain smart tv’s, they seem to want to only want you to use the expensive ones. I told them point blank I will not be using their streaming service. They also seem to be trying to persuade people not to buy proper books but have ebooks instead. Why? because they can control them if you don’t download the books to your computer and strip the DRM out. I did a test last month, I ordered two books from the SAME supplier within 10 minutes. One through Abebooks and one through amazon. The abebooks book arrived the day before I had an email from amazon saying that my order had been processed.
I have also been inclined to use the internet a lot less, possibly another reason for the lack of posting. There seems to be less interaction of the kind that encourages me to check things every day. I feel that Facebook and other so called social media is to blame. Real friends don’t need this junk, they use email, phones and text! I now know who my friends are and they’re not the ones I left on facebook well over a year ago.
So What can be done?
I have made suggestions with google but when it comes to Amazon, make your own mind up. I shopping through abebooks or other sources I can trust. I am also changing my music and TV habits and other tech use to suit ME and no one else. I detail these later but my systems will be modified and possibly software as well. I just have to find the information to do it.
Keep in touch with your friends using email and a Skype call will cheer them up no end. Keep off the social rubbish who are only out to make money out of you any way. The only way to be truly social is to spend physical time with them.