I used to be a big online social activist, it “brought people together”, “helped to stay connected”…
False! Especially where “social media” is concerned…
This has happened to me more than a few times, however being much more consciously aware I took a screen shot of what I saw after what had happened.
Back up a couple days, I was sitting at my desk in my office at work. My mom and sister were standing across my desk, approx 5-6 feet from me and approx 6-7 feet from my phone. My phone was on, but the screen was locked so what I would consider “locked” and not accessible.
Mom was talking about something she had ordered and was told it would be in before Christmas and then suddenly the manufacturer cancelled the stores orders saying they couldn’t fulfill it. Unfortunately something we have experienced more than a few times this fall/winter.
I have NOT been on social much. Truthfully Facebook has been deleted from my phone and once my daughter gets a phone number Instagram will be as well. I opened instagram later that afternoon as my daughter had messaged me, and look what came up in the top of me feed.
I have NEVER looked up this company or these products on my phone. I have NEVER looked up this company or products on my work or personal computer.
Yet the same day my mom TALKED about this company name IN my office 7 feet from my phone… which was locked… Instagram begins showing me ads for this!?
As I mentioned this isn’t the first time, the time before I distinctly remember was when a family member was looking for a new vehicle and again TALKED about the vehicles they had looked at near me and my phone. Later that evening opening Insta I get an ad asking if I am “still interested in this vehicle”. I was never interested, I never looked up the vehicle on my phone OR my computer.
This is concerning. This year alone there has been some very weird things happening with anything online and cell phones. The google minis we bought in the past began having a mind of their own and are unplugged alot now. My phone will begin searching things through google, without me saying “ok google”.
One day at work, my cell phone lit up and showed a missed call, yet my phone never rang and I was sitting beside it the entire time. It showed a missed call and a voicemail, so I listened to it. The voicemail was a snippet of MY OWN voicemail message!
Friday night talking to a friend about this, she mentioned the movie “Snowden”. The husband and I watched it this afternoon and yup pretty much confirms already what I was thinking. We are being listened to through our devices by these big social media giants and the governments… shady shady shady!
This year has taught me so much, its pushed me, pulled me, broke me down to my knees and tears at points, but I have risen and I keep rising up. There is more people waking up to the world wide control and abuse that has been “allowed” for far too long. I am honestly eager to see what 2021 will bring with this great awakening that is among us all!
Are we safe online? I know one thing that’s for sure, I feel more safe writing on my blog than I do posting on social media. Helps that there is less social media warriors there too 😉 Stay focused my friends, I can feel the awakening happening!