Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Unknown Future
I blink, and six months has gone by with no post here at all. Blogger has changed its features and how I post, and I am not familiar with the new dashboard. It takes time to keep up-to-date with the electronic technical changes and "upgrades" to the blogging platform. Frankly, I was not happy with many of the changes, and I was dissatisfied that my login is now a Google login. I have trouble remembering my login information because I have had to merge so many times when large Intenet companies merge/go belly up/sell out to others.
I don't like having to use a Google login to go to YouTube, Blogger, etc. I want a separate login for each place - and I don't want Facebook to log me in to any place but Facebook. I really don't use Facebook for anything but a place I can go to contact certain people if I so choose. I didn't join Pinterest for a very long time because it originally had to be done through Facebook. I don't want to log in to a site and have another site "know" I am logged in. I don't want to be tracked and sent "targeted" advertising based on something I browsed on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, Overstock, or any other site. I want to explore in an environment that allows me to find what I want when I want it, and that will not try to intuit what it THINKS I MIGHT WANT TO FIND.
All this Big Partnering by "smart" technology has really soured my taste for blogging and other online activity. I expected this post to be about a new knitting pattern I just finished, but my fingers took over and wrote something completely different. Something that I don't see many people voicing, but that needs to be said nonetheless.
I plan to try to get myself back here more often because I miss blogging and connecting with the blogging community, but I really don't know at this point how often that will be, or whether I will be able to get back into the nice groove I once had here.
Here's to the unknown future...