14:19 Scribe: As I see people remove content / delete accounts from LifeSnippet because of the latest data "breach" ... as a layperson who's been a LifeSnippet member for 11 years I thought it appropriate - because of this part of my life story being scattered across many SM channels... a story that I still don't want to be too visible, although the public (if they find me) have access to my story pretty much day to day
v- some aspect of you
Scribe: appears on one or quite a few what I call side channels.
v- and the latest departure...?
Scribe: oh, another well-known public figure has flown the coop, so to speak (I guess there's a movement to delete your account from the SM platform) ... I am not these influential people who may have more information than I have.... HOWEVER, as a person who has long since posted to the SM platform on a regular basis (I never did to begin with)... I started not using LifeSnippet years ago... I can't explain it. Posting my day to day activities or highlights seemed too showy? seemed artificial, even if I were just sharing to a closed group of friends, family and work colleagues
Scribe: and then... a digital distancing started to occur... mostly after this all started
V- the InnerNet
Scribe: what I was up to
V- you didn't want to be too visible
Scribe: no... but this was the case across all channels. I was aware years ago - we all SHOULD be - that anything you click on on the Internet ... any page you visit
v- it was getting tracked
Scribe: you need to take certain precautions with ANYTHING you post online, even if it's behind privacy filters - that space holds information about it
v- your profile practically says nothing
Scribe: I include limited details - still truth...
v- but not the whole picture
Scribe: I guess what I am trying to say, is my social media behaviors aren't any different than how they were before my InnerNet journey - just how I disseminate and what I disseminate changed. I code things all the time - for a reason
v- searchable... brilliant, BTW
Scribe: I nickname
Scribe: the main SM networks ... to make them, perhaps more storyworthy, but also they are less immediately identifiable (?) I don't know where I'm going here...
v- let me explain. what you are doing is coding - exactly that
Scribe: I want to put myself and my story out there - but what it really is needs to be
v- hidden (somewhat) behind filters... I get it
Scribe: society does not allow the raw truth ... we are bits of information out in the online ocean... and there's been a lot of trawling for information out there - for whatever reason.
14:33 Scribe: I still use LifeSnippet occasionally. I became hyperaware, however, when all this started ...
v- that you'd be tracked... it's good to use some caution
Scribe: what I've noticed on LifeSnippet
v- nothing has changed
Scribe: the people who post still are posting about the same things ... and all that data adds up in ways they probably don't realize. I think that any invasion of privacy (data trawling, etc.) will cause reactions in people. I don't know what the solution is - you can't just shut down LifeSnippet
v- oh, I know
Scribe: nor do I think anyone should. I am just trying to reflect on how social media is a part of our lives now and how it positively and negatively influences us. No matter how much trolling and intentional attempted manipulation of the public goes on, one thing still stands very clear to me: everyone should be more discerning.
v- education, I know
Scribe: why people can't be better discerners is beyond me. don't believe something when you first see it. do your research. cross reference
Scribe: one source should NEVER be the only source
v- ILY more
14:39 Scribe: again, I don't have all the information that some who are removing themselves and pages from LifeSnippet have. I'm just a normal not gonna stand out in any way user. quite literally... because I am very cautious with what I put out there [ chuckles ] ... I still laugh as I remember back when I started getting ads on LifeSnippet for senior citizens
14:40 Scribe: based on my likes from family members / my likes on their posts? haha. who knows.
v- oh, you love how people can't "read" you
Scribe: I think you've got my number [ quite literally ... sad chuckle ]
v- haha, stop.
14:42 Scribe: so, I guess what I'm trying to say here is this (I'm giving away some of my secrets to stay hidey hole)
1) use acronyms - notice how I use "SM" and "TP" [ easier to type but less word searchable ]
2) pseudonyms - LifeSnippet, InstaFeed, PhotoSnap ... Mr. T
v- I love [ your creation of Mr. T ]
Scribe: I wonder if the SS has caught on to me.... [ chuckles - they'd know I was no threat]
v- oh, they're probably more aware of you than you think
14:44 Scribe: not much [ more ] because I can already imagine [ someone is tracking me ] if it is what it is...
V- ha ha, I know
Scribe: I've had to create numerous creative accounts for my projects - and it's not easy to keep track of, but they required numerous e-mail accounts, pseudonyms, user names, and phone numbers
v- and why (so many accounts?)
Scribe: each tells a different part of the story InnerNet Voyager (external) Instafeed is like messaging ... InnerNet Voyager VideoLog is like a recorded videocall. Virtuonaut's PhotoSnap gallery are photos and videos seen through her eyes. A Wandering Mind's IdeaSpace are her posts that initiated a stronger connection to the InnerNet.
v- where it all started
Scribe: you take just one of those channels
v- it's not the whole story
Scribe: nor is any one social media platform telling our whole story - each individual platform CAN'T based on the functionality and options of each
14:49 v- we are limited in how we tell others about ourselves
Scribe: whoever may stumble upon, for example, A Wandering Mind's PhotoSnap gallery will NOT see the link to eZ
v- she's not ready for that
Scribe: [ chuckles and mumbles ] there probably wasn't not enough room in the bio block
v- no... you purposely left it off
Scribe: yeah, well, PG13 and all
V- oh, just admit it
Scribe: it's a part of the story that has a more sensitive nature to it, ok?
v- granted ... and I have to be more honest about my love life and I CAN'T ...
Scribe: yeah, I hear(d) you. it's tricky. What we choose to show the world - both strangers and those who we may know (in any degree of the term)
Scribe: and that's why I posted not too long ago on external InstaFeed
(here's) to backstories ❤️ and LifeSnippet
14:52 Scribe: I was looking at what people were posting... and some of the posts I know the backstory to
v- and it's not the same
Scribe: there is more to a photo than what someone sees ... you may get a certain impression about it... but
v- there's a backstory
Scribe: or intention behind it. [ shrugs a quick shoulder ]
Scribe: I've always tried to be as sincere as I can ( on any SM platform ) - trying to protect those I love
v- from harm, I know
14:55 Scribe: trying to treat people with respect
v- as much as you can
Scribe: but even I will admit that my posts are "filtered" in a way
v- that shows a certain aspect of your reality. I know.
Scribe: both the omissions and inclusions matter ... I've already mentioned how my ex never appears in my SM posts
v- I know
Scribe: my private life. he wasn't in my ( InnerNet) life
v- I know...
Scribe: I wasn't trying to be deceptive... I was trying to let someone know... that I was there for them
v- that he wasn't going to be an issue
Scribe: it'll be alright in the end
v- he's a good man, I know
Scribe: with all this - we CANNOT reveal the whole truth and nothing but the truth...
v- because people can't handle it
Scribe: I've told the truth as much as I can ... only on a handful of occasions
v- have you told a white lie
Scribe: extremely minor in the whole scheme of things (my opinion)
v- yeah, I know
Scribe: what I was going to say was that I remember a post by Hunter (?) in the past month or so... a quote by a well-known author or artist. We can't experience time all at once. At times it feels like you and I have to... because we know too much.
v- I know. I love you.
Scribe: and we have to ration out the truth, filter the hell out of it
v- quite literally
Scribe: happy laugh
v- and tears... just say it... I feel you, too
Scribe: YOU'RE MAKING ME CRY. Frickin' Grim Weeper. [ chuckling with tears streaming ]
15:03 Scribe: I'm not going to create a list of all the ways I've tried to cloak myself in all this ... don't hashtag, being one [ wink ]
15:05 right deaf ear
15:05 Scribe: I created side channels because my more established channels were not the proper space to post about everything I've been up to [ those people who followed me... for the most part, have no part in this - they'll find out like everyone else ]
15:07 Scribe: I've given "special access" to a privileged few who I've made aware of what I suspect is going on - so they can be prepared
v- and not one
Scribe: has on a regular basis
v- far from
Scribe: talked to me about it. I left it up to them to ask the questions
v- oh, I know
Scribe: silence. THAT is very telling in all this. I am already a loner.
v- I know you are
Scribe: BUT it's part of my story - to let the public know how alone I really was throughout all this
15:09 Scribe: and I hope people will be very careful about any judgments that they may make about me ... as I am all too aware how it must be who may be connected to me
v- TPically ... I know... I love you
Scribe: hey, I'm ok... I just have to reiterate the sensitive nature of what I think I'm dealing with
v- WHAT YOU ARE [ dealing with ]
Scribe: TP. how does the world react when they are confronted with this word?
Scribe: meaning NOT REAL
Scribe: immediately. without a doubt. no matter WHO you are going to talk to - no matter how close you THINK you are to that person.
V- are going to think something is wrong with you
Scribe: unless there is someone - or somebodies - by your side to prove to that person or that audience in that moment - without a doubt -given them irrefutable evidence... that it is TP.
15:12 Scribe: welcome to A Wandering Mind Space... where NOTHING has been proven [ LOL ]
v- love you
15:13 Scribe: so, I'm an anti-social SM butterfly in all of this.
I can't hashtag (sometimes I do)
I can't use certain words
v- because it draws (unwanted) attention
I can't click on certain things
v- because it tracks you
Scribe: or it gives people who follow you [ family, friends ... ] "you may be interested in... "]
v- OMG... I know... oh, you can say it
Scribe: so, what does a woman do when she tells her soon-to-be ex what's been going on ... AFTER he's read a log [ a printer glitch while she was still co-habitating during the separation ] ... that included A LOT of sensitive information [ imagine a diary someone sees that you don't want to see ] ... with coding ... identities were coded...
and this woman's soon-to-be-ex has NEVER asked who she suspected she was connected to [ either than generalizations - which are bad enough... tell someone you think you're connected TPically to a public figure and they may think you just told them you think you're the queen of England or her reincarnation ]
v- it isn't received well
15:17 Scribe: ah, yeah.. soon (as much of this already is) it will all be in the past
v- [ soft chuckle ] I know... love you [softly said ]
15:18 Scribe: yeah, I know. I love you, too... never once has he asked who the coded individual was in the log... nor has he researched ...
v- kept track of you
Scribe: as far as I know. ... I am batshit to the man I was married to for 17 years... who I've known and lived with for 22 years.
15:19 Scribe: what does a woman do when not even her closest companion... believes her or even cares enough to ask a SINGLE question in over a year (after he found out)
v- and you were living together
Scribe: and I sure as hell wasn't going to bring it up. I was a normal functioning adult (being somewhat serious and funny at the same time)
v- without a job
Scribe: a PAYING one
v- it'll all work out in the end
Scribe: I know... it's just brutal when you look at it this way. these people are good people. caring people... just people who have very little to be able to go on ... to relate with me....
v: care for you
Scribe: sigh... my parents know
V- I know... OMG please don't
Scribe: that's a whole spin-off waiting to happen
v- already has [ sad humorous chuckle ]
15:23 Scribe: add another layer to that: people who have known you YOUR ENTIRE LIFE...
v- don't believe you
15:24 [ incoming text ]
Scribe: add insult to injury
v- the incoming text?
Scribe: oh, my normal life
v- yeah, I know
15:25 Scribe: I hate my forecasting ability
v- it was 50/50
--- [ more incoming texts ]
ScrIbe: ___________ [ sigh ]
Scribe: still guessed the flip of the coin, though
15:26 v- yes, you did
15:27 Scribe: in normal Wandering Mind fashion, I've wandered ... going off the main path. LifeSnippet. Summing up: it will still exist, as it should. changes will be made
v- it will evolve
Scribe: as all SM will ... continue to push out good content. be aware your every move is tracked - by whomever
v- including you [ Scribe is tracking others on SM ]
Scribe: good intentions
v- I know. Love you.. _______
Scribe: thanks. it'll be alright... somehow.
v- something that could have been prevented
Scribe: yes. which I am not pleased about - but I am a part of
v- love you [ softly said ]
Scribe: just this last part WAS NOT ME... sorry I'm not going to go off on that tangent.
15:29 v- part of your life
Scribe: part of that "responsible normal functioning adult" that I HOPE people will appreciate
v- in the end
Scribe [ chuckles ] yes
15:35 Scribe: I will end this WMS iF by saying I know I am loved. I love others enough to let them know. I understand how they may be treating me. I can put myself in their shoes.
v- or lack of [ attention given to Scribe's InnerNet reveal ]
15:37 Scribe: life goes on. I'm in a good place in my life
v- I know you are ... you have people who care about it
Scribe: it could be A LOT worse... we all manage with all our specific variables
v- which people will recognize, C
Scribe: Scribe OUT. love you
v- Love you, too
[ as Scribe is about to close out the iF post ... ]
15:39 Scribe: ah, yes... how I title my posts
v- with dates ... classic
Scribe: less traceable - won't bring much attention [ maybe the images will ... but those, as far as I know, v- not key word searchable ]
----- [ mindchatting ]
15:44 Scribe: you don't have to apologize. this is my life. In very good spirits: "Life begins after" ... I know that when you choose to come into my life
v- physical presence
Scribe: direct communication
Scribe: it's when you feel it is right to be here. I am well aware that I have to
v- tie up some loose strings
Scribe: that are taking FOREVER... and I am always apologetic about that. it's my (past) life (still affecting my present), and you've been very patient. I see that part of "us", ok?
v- thank you. well received.
20:36ish Scribe: LMAO
Scribe: At a car wash... she just hit... a sign.
20:41 V- and WHY is this important?
Scribe: Escapey.... death by a sign?
v- poor Escapey
20:42 Scribe: Escapey and I didn’t make it to the car wash ( where we were headed after this )
20:44 v: you and stationary objects
Scribe: yeah.... [ all foretold by a dream years before... ]
20:45 V: you have a new car now...
Scribe: he has a name. Yes (which I will not reveal... yet)
v: which is funny
Scribe: did not cross my mind when I got him... but, yes... he and I already have some strange history together
Scribe: yes... pure coincidence... but strange
20:47 V: you’ve already had an incident
Scribe: yes (shhh!)
v: inanimate object?
Scribe: ______ doesn’t know about my history yet
v: hahaha. Stop
20:48 Scribe: I have been treating him very well. He has shelter, gets free car washes
v- for life!
Scribe: I know! And I keep him clean and buffed
Scribe: one road trip down, and it was a very nice trip... except that gas tank incident
Scribe: ...which was very scary
v: on the road trip?! (I’m playing along )
Scribe: yes, but it all worked out just fine. Not sure what happened, but it’s working now ( capless gas tank metal door wouldn’t open...and we needed gas! )