I was reading The Digital Ties That Bind: Love, Loss and Oversharing in the Internet Age and I found that I don’t see things exactly the same way, especially relating to the changes made online after something happens in or ends a relationship. Callie Schweitzer says in the article “There’s just no way to completely scrub your digital self from a relationship in 2014, no quick way to sever digital ties once they’ve been formed and no easy way to tell your social media networks that you’re no longer together.” Continue reading
The first three entries you see here were taken from opendiary.com and the fourth and fifth from Tumblr, which I’ve decided I do not like and will not continue to use. I deleted that account two days ago. As of this entry, it is the present. Hello WordPressers (or however you, well now we, refer to ourselves). I’m a bit worn out from trying to find a new place for my journal, which I explain the reasons for and the thinking behind in my first entry.
It has been a very long time since I was a member of opendiary.com or kept some type of journal, not counting sites like Myspace, Facebook, and Google+, which honestly don’t exactly count in my opinion. I created a new opendiary account after not using the site for many years, and not five days later they announced their permanent shutdown after 15 years. I then tried Tumblr, which I really did not like. So this post has been moved to a third site, wordpress. Fingers crossed this is where I can call home.
A long time ago I lost a job because of my opendiary. I was one of the first people in this country to lose a job due to an online social networking account, but you won’t find any news articles about me or the incident. Continue reading