Its free yet we get so upset about privacy ...

Facebook as well as many social media platforms offer us a free way of staying in touch with others, promote our ideals (good or bad), share ideas and do what we apes do best ... communicate.

So, how much do you actually pay for social media.

Last time I looked, apart from a resource I use for my research, the answer is nothing. Social media in a fiscal sense is free. You pay sweet flip all, a round total of nothing. So long as you avoid buying 'stuff' on some of the social media monetised games. You can have a world at your finger tips for ... yep, free.

Having seen the rise of these platforms since 06, they have changed the way we engage with each other (en masse). Sometimes its great, sometimes not so good.

Yet, the majority of us who 'like' social media seem unable to recognise that if they are offering this service for free. It is a deal, you use their platform, they sell your 'online id'. Careful at what I put on social media, I tend to take the view that I will live by whatever I post.

So, if you are worried about what social media is expecting of you, for the price you pay. Then you are, dearest, getting the value you deserve.

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