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Is it time to quit social media?

As I read this article what was running through the back of my mind was, “is it time to quit social media?”, and to be honest… but for being involved in real estate and a large bulk of that requiring being “engaged” I’m not sure I have much use for it. Never before has it been easier for marketers to target and connect with their “target audience”. You do realize that’s what social media has become right? The proverbial barrel where the fish are to shoot.

So, is it possible to take back the social networks? I’m not sure it is – at least with the current companies. Built from the ground up, or under a completely different model – maybe. But as the article linked to above points out it would be to the detriment of the “bottom line”.

Would I like a feed where I only see posts from my family, and maybe some other groups at my leisure? Of course, but unless I’m paying for that the only recourse I have is to a platform that has the resources to provide it based on the party that is willing to pay for it – the marketers.

So what would this “social media” service of the future look like? Number one, it should be built on a privacy, no-advertising first model. Second, I believe it should be decentralized, but speak a standard protocol – just like how email service is provided. Then, organizations like companies, teams, or even families could manage their own little groups and individuals could determine what they want to see or who they want to connect with…

And yet, as I sit here writing this, I wonder if it’s even possible or needed. After all, I’m able to run my own little blog right here. You can share it on social media if you so choose. In fact, I’ll probably post it to my account – and try not to look at the “likes” or “comments” that fuel the FB “engagement” engine.

So, while I may have just rambled for a number of paragraphs, let me finish by encouraging you to consider your use of social media, and at a minimum strongly consider turning off your notifications and moving the app to a sub-folder on your phone (just those two things alone have made a huge difference in my life). I would also encourage you to look into downloading and using Signal Messenger in place of text messaging and especially in favor of the social media messaging platforms.

Until we figure something out, you can always find me right here.

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Feed Your Kid Dinner at 3 P.M.

Seems like an interesting concept if you can pull it off. My only reservation is that it can cut down on “family time”, but if it means better bedtime routines then it may just be worth it.

Feed Your Kid Dinner at 3 P.M.

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Porn is not the worst thing on obscure social media sites

Love the reminder why my kids aren’t getting a phone or going on social media any time soon (if ever)…

β€œPuberty is harrowing enough in physical form, asking a child to also manage an online ego is like asking them to thread a needle while the plane is going down”

Porn is not the worst thing on Musical.ly. – Anastasia Basil – Medium

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Yelling at Kids can be Just as Harmful as Spanking

Do I believe we should or can never yell? No. But it’s worth being mindful of when and why, and that there’s often a better way…

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What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She’s Pretty

Nearly 2 years old, but I try to remind myself of it every chance I get…

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The scary truth about what’s hurting our kids

This article makes me glad we haven’t given into giving the kids their own tablets and esp not a phone. How many years can we keep it up? Another reminder…
The scary truth about what’s hurting our kids

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Calculate Nearly Any Percentage In Your Head with Simple Tricks

Whether you’re calculating a tip or just in need of some fast math, percentages can be something even math students goof. This video from YouTube channel MindYourDecisions shows you the easiest way to find those numbers in your head.

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Learning to Slow Down (with Nichole Nordeman – Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker)

I thought this was a good show. While most of the talking is about moms there’s a lot that is appropriate for dads to keep in mind as well.
Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker: #40: Learning to Slow Down (with guest Nichole Nordeman)

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Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures (with Tsh Oxenreider)

So many good ideas and concepts in this podcast…
When everything’s amazing, nothing is.
Also love the idea of traveling and living with less.
Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker: #38: Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures (with guest Tsh Oxenreider)

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Chicken Scratch: 2017-10-11

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