I’ve never been a huge fan of Facebook, given that the majority of the things my facebook friends seem to post are things that they could say in person. It tends to be praising their live in partner, or their children to the skies, things I’m sure are lovely for the person to hear, but don’t exactly need to be posted on Facebook. However it has been useful for the burgeoning writing business I’m trying to set up, well until the revelations of the last few days anyway.
It’s clear that the majority of the management of Facebook don’t care all that much about the privacy of their members, passing on data without our knowledge, and allowing different companies to know things that they don’t necessarily need to.
My uncle used to be a high level computer programmer, and he still knows a lot about what programmers are able to winkle out of people’s personal profiles on social media. It’s scary some of the stories that he has told, and makes me very wary of trusting the providers.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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So thankful I never thought Facebook would be a good idea to participate in. Being in the United States, I am now even questioning using the internet at all, as much as I love my WordPress blog and the community of people worldwide I have interacted with.
Great piece and very timely. All my best to you. Thank you.
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