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Came in on the first wave of 'new media'. Had the internet 20 years ago. In that time, I've had accounts on MySpace, Facebook (2), Instagram and Twitter and been very active on all of them. I don't use a single one now. I wouldn't on principle, even if they were useful to me in some way. Which they'd long since ceased to be when I gave them up. I no longer even use a smart phone.
Only come here now.
Never Google your name! Paranoia runs deeps...
If you google my name - my pics come up controlled by me and no one else. I put them there to make money. Of course - it’s not even me, it’s the Masked me.
Hi Martian Tom! Thanks for your input!
I find all your answers really interesting and they'll be very good thoughts to implement in my thesis. My initial thought was that many of the new forms of media could make it easier for people on the spectrum to represent themselves in a way that was impossible befor. And maybe that is true to an extent - but maybe the system is to capitalistic and marketized today, as many of you seems to think.
So you're basically of the digital arenas all together? And the reason is mainly principal - you don't want to support these companies based on their values and goals?
Do you feel there was a certain turning point in the time of all these new media?
Thanks again, interesting and thoughtful comments!