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Finding a balance for sharing

Social media is helpful in many ways, but one of the dangers I think is the risk of oversharing. I think finding a balance for sharing is very important.

There are many reasons why oversharing is harmful both to the person sharing and those who read.

  1. You may be turned down for a loan. Banks and other financial organizations are looking at your social media account to learn about your personality. Why? One of the 3 C’s as we were told is character, and they want to see if not only you are responsible, but your friends are responsible. The theory is that if you have a friend who doesn’t pay a bill, you might be the same and the risk of lending to you in increased.
  2. There is no forget button. Whatever you share is forever on the Internet. It doesn’t matter if you delete the post, it will surely get archived and copied. You may feel good about something you share at the moment, but the future may have a different perspective on it. If you aren’t sure if you should share something, then don’t.
  3. Your words will come back to haunt you. I shared something once with the FCC when they sought public opinion on a decision they made. Ten years later when I googled my name it came to the top of the list. It wasn’t something that the FCC said they would share, but once I published it, it was out of my control. You should assume that anything you write on the Internet is public and part of the record forever.
  4. Your words can be used to harm others. You may write something with the intention of positive results, but as I said before positive intentions aren’t enough. There are tons of positive intentioned and ignorant people on the Internet. I try to write things that are supported by mainstream science, and not on any crazy fringe groups. However too often science discovers something new, and when that happens your advice is no longer accurate. So if you want to stand by your words, you need to constantly evaluate them with the new information that comes out daily and revise them when appropriate. Sadly 99% of people do not update their writing, so most information on the Internet is quickly outdated.

How do I manage these problems with what I write? I review things that I write everyday as part of the work of having this blog. I go through and try to delete articles that are no longer true or things that have a low interest by others. I always encourage the reader to challenge what I say, and the greatest compliment to me would be “I don’t agree with you, but it made me think.”

Everything in life has a balance, including sharing.

Service battery soon message on MacBook Pro

I’ve been seeing the service battery soon message on Macbook Pro. The thing is I am not going to do anything to fix it.

I have been increasingly dissatisfied with Apple. It is not my intention to talk about that here. What I will say is that in the past I wanted to support Apple because they were the underdog, but now Apple is the aggressor.

Why? Lets take how the iPhone 7 audio jack was removed. This was another dumb decision. Not everyone can afford or buy bluetooth headphones. More importantly, bluetooth doesn’t last for a long time so people who commute with headphones probably won’t find the affordable bluetooth headphones with enough battery power. It is common for trains or other mass transportation to be late or delayed and that often happens.

What this is then, just like the Apple watch is apple trying to appeal to the rich and forgetting the poor who made them what they are. It is very common for companies to go “upscale” and forget the customers who made them profits in the first place.

Yes some of you are saying that Macs have always been expensive and yes they are. However over time the prices have slowly come down, and for many products what Apple offered was amazing at that price. For example the $999 mac airs were wonderful. I bought one for a friend and she still has it. It is 6 years later and it is working great. What a value that was.

Apple products can save money if you buy wisely. I love the build quality and almost any non Apple computer feels so cheap in comparison. Even expensive metal laptops that have windows which are nice are not the same build quality as Apple. They still have flaws but ultimately Windows on them ruins the experience.

I won’t buy an expensive Windows laptop ever, and fixing an old Apple laptop is a tough sell. It still works fine, I just can’t be truly mobile with it. Which is fine it just sits on the couch with me anyway.

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