Shared Links (weekly) July 31, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) July 31, 2022

Linked: Instagram Has Quietly Been Asking Users to Set Up Multiple Accounts
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Linked: Instagram Has Quietly Been Asking Users to Set Up Multiple Accounts

I know I’ve read elsewhere over the years that this was actually popular with teens, to have a “public” Instagram and then one just for friends. Even an old out-of-touch guy like me has had two Instagram accounts for years. One to just be me and have fun with, and one to focus on mental health stuff.

It seems to me like Instagram is just catching up with what we’ve been doing, and trying to juice up some numbers among the folks who hadn’t already considered doing this, right?

Shared Links (weekly) Aug. 1, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) Aug. 1, 2021

Linked: Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards
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Linked: Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

I don’t know, it seems like finding someone’s full name and birth date on social media isn’t really that hard, with or without the card, but maybe that information about where you got the shot and when could be used against you. It is private health information after all. Maybe it should stay that way?

Social Networks Start Shutting Down Right-Wing Accounts, Are they Right?
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Social Networks Start Shutting Down Right-Wing Accounts, Are they Right?

Let me make a distinction here, between what the “right” thing to do for a social media company would be, and what they are within their rights to do. I am on record as saying I am for more free speech, almost always. Because I want stupid, dangerous people to be as public as they…