I'm still alive. Probably. I can't know for sure when you'll read this. Maybe you won't get around to it for a hundred years. In that case, the odds are pretty good I'm long a goner. Unless there's some science they invent all too soon that forces us to live forever. The IRS came up with that idea, no doubt.
I'm about 98% off the social medias. I did pop back in for a couple of hours a few days ago. I made some jokes, posted a couple tunes, and teased the president on Twitter a little, but none of it took.
Thus far the most surprising thing about disconnecting has been how normal it feels after a week or two. The experience has been almost the opposite of quitting smoking. The less you use social media, the more you want to use social media less.
Instead of dicking around on Twitter all night tonight, I'm watching The Quiet Earth. Not even 10 minutes in and already I'm vaguely terrified.
I think you might want to read this too...
- Mexican Marines Killed a Cartel Boss With a Helicopter Minigun - Part of the fighting that led to the death of H2 was captured on video and seemed to show authorities firing from a helicopter in powerful succession. (War is Boring)
- Spyware’s Odd Targets: Backers of Mexico’s Soda Tax [Paywall] - The discovery of NSO’s spyware on the phones of Mexican nutrition policy makers, activists and even government employees, like Dr. Barquera, raises new questions about whether NSO’s tools are being used to advance the soda industry’s commercial interests in Mexico. (New York Times)
- Aurora by RetailNext - Aurora allows retailers to optimize the shopping experience by going beyond traditional traffic counting and conversion. From outside the store, to the entrance, and onto the shopper’s mobile device, Aurora simplifies shopper behavior measurement with an all-in-one device built for the future of retail. (RetailNext)