First reason is that I’m a sinner. Thought I’d get the real obvious one out of the way first. I’m a sinner, I fall waaaaay short of God’s holy standards, I’m in need of grace, lying is but one fatal sin among many. Praise God for the person of Jesus Christ. But moving on to reasons 2 and 3…
On Tuesday, June 10th 2014, I watched a video by a popular YouTuber: Matthias (he’s pretty cool, you can check out his vids here). In the video, Matthias asked his faithful viewers to delete their Facebooks. The primary reason being Facebook’s steadily increasing infringements on personal privacy. It’s actually a bit frightening.
But, can I be honest for a second? I don’t really care. I don’t have anything to hide. I try my darnedest to live in a way that is transparent, without hiding or burying secrets. Not that I haven’t failed at that before. But commentary on government conspiracies to spy on us and the such don’t really get me all worked up. And by no means am I accusing Matthias of whipping up some conspiracy theory—he knows his stuff, he’s got facts to back it, and he has every right to warn people. I appreciate it. A lot. But not for the invasion of privacy reasons.
Watching that video about Facebook got me thinking. Like, really thinking about Facebook, my reasons for using it, and it’s affect on my life. Essentially I had a DTR (Define The Relationship) with Facebook. What I concluded wasn’t all that encouraging.