- September, 2019
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc are some channels we all are familiar with and are using these to quite an extent. But on days we find that some of the posts have us getting affected by them. This is a negative factor which comes to light while using social media. We should be careful and not depend on it for everything.
There are some ways in which you can make sure that social media is used for the purpose it was meant to be- “to connect and learn”. Follow these simple steps to avoid getting your time ruined by social media.
How to stop social media from ruining your life - Know that not everything is true
We have seen people posting pictures and showing all the fun they are currently having in their life. This made me think that all is not always good. There are ups and downs which are a part of everybody’s life. So don’t believe everything people post on their social handles.
Nobody is perfect
This is an over-rated phrase but is so true. Everybody has positives and well as negatives, its just matters what we want to focus on. Many people are good with interaction and building relationships while others are more detail-oriented and observe things. Both are good in their own way. So know that what you see and assume to be perfect, isn’t.
The most common mistake which makes us suck the fun out of our own lives is that we compare. This is how we are raised. But it can be avoided by knowing our own worth. Comparison never helped. There is a fine line between comparison and taking inspiration and doing things. Know the difference.
Social media is a platform which just entangles you and you are not able to get out of it. Stop scrolling through your Facebook feed it won’t add value to your life. It is a total waste of time waste. Deep inside you know this fact but whenever you find yourself getting too engrossed in the scrolling procedure we say take a pause and remind yourself about the pending tasks which need your immediate attention.
After comparison next step Is envy. Jealousy and envy degrade your thought process. It builds up a negative aura around you and sooner or later people realise this fact about you and in exchange you start attracting more people towards you.
Stay away from negativity and focus on yourself. Build up a skill.
Take a hint
After a while and we have spent some time on Instagram we start noticing that posts are getting repeated. This is a sign that you should immediately withdraw and stop scrolling further. This is something which takes too much of your time.
Don't get involved in negative comments
Trolling is a part of today’s world. People find it very easy to comment on someone’s post and say mean things about them. Stay away from such behaviour. Don’t post and don’t read such content. Instead read blogs which are of your interest.
Haters gonna hate
Last but not least remember that haters are gonna hate. You should focus on living your life to the fullest. Spend your time and energy on people who matter to you the most and the world will be a beautiful place.
So these are some ways through which you can avoid getting sucked into the vicious circle of social media. Connecting is necessary but not getting stuck into it.
- April, 2019
Facebook couldn’t get more invasive (lols, right?), the social networking giant has been caught asking new users for the password to their email accounts. Sure, what could go wrong? It’s not like that info will end up in the cloud…
After clicking the email verification link, some fresh Facebook users were asked for their private email password – a cybersecurity no-no that should cause even the most naïve internet user to recoil in horror. It’s unclear when this innovation in intrusiveness was introduced, or how long it lasted as a feature, but its existence was confirmed by the Daily Beast after it was exposed by Twitter sleuth @originalesushi.
Facebook sheepishly admitted they were indeed demanding passwords, but protested users could “bypass” the password-request screen by clicking the “need help?” link and triggering a multistep process that would eventually allow them to confirm using “more conventional” means, such as a DNA sample – er, a phone code. They also said they were very, very sorry and would stop asking for email passwords in the future.
While Facebook promised it doesn’t store users’ email passwords, a privacy promise from Facebook isn’t worth the pixels it’s printed with, as even CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted last month when he piously announced the company would finally focus on protecting users’ data, “because frankly, we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”
Also on rt.com Facebook stored 7 years of passwords in plaintext, but it’s OK, they’re trustworthy!
After all, it was Facebook that stored half a billion users’ passwords on its servers in unencrypted plaintext for seven years - then told users not to worry, because its employees were trustworthy (those employees who weren’t calling the users “dumb f**ks,” that is). And it was Facebook that collected users’ phone numbers for “security purposes only” – then violated their trust by making profiles searchable by phone number and offering the data to advertisers so they could more effectively target users. But Zuckerberg declared privacy dead in 2010! Why are we still moping over its corpse?
Lest Facebook get all the blame for spreading users’ data where it isn’t supposed to be, cybersecurity firm UpGuard found over half a billion Facebook “records” – account names, comments, and reactions – exposed and downloadable on open-access Amazon cloud servers owned by Mexican news-and-culture site Cultura Colectiva, while an app called At the Pool had left 22,000 email addresses, names, and, yes, passwords on open cloud servers after the company went under.
While it’s likely this user data was slurped up pre-Cambridge Analytica – when Facebook’s rules for how apps could use their data primarily consisted of “don’t get caught” – third-party app developers had access to this kind of data for years before the regulatory attention spurred by that company’s legendary transmutation of user data into votes inspired Facebook to begin auditing thousands of apps to ensure they weren’t “mishandling” user information in their own way.
A Facebook spokesperson told Bloomberg that the company’s policies “prohibit storing Facebook information in a public database.” And we can trust them. Right?
- October, 2017
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