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It has been a long time since my last post and my last activity in the social media.

… and there’s a good reason for it. My father, who was working in the field of “big data” almost 20 years ago, warned me about the risks of leaving a digital trail.

He shared with me some terrible stories about how companies use personal information, and I’ve been wary of sharing my own information ever since. Despite this, I’ve seen the rise of GPS watches and running apps, which gather data about our movements and exercise routines.

I recall my father buying a GPS watch to track his runs, but he was hesitant to join an online app that would allow him to share his progress. He paid for the watch himself and wasn’t interested in letting others use his running data to sell him stuff. This was 10 years ago.

But the situation has only become more complex with time. Now, countries like China and the USA are starting to use social reputation as a measure of eligibility for certain activities. This is a worrying trend, and it’s only made me more cautious about my online presence.

While I understand the appeal of sharing our lives and experiences with others online, I believe it’s important to take steps to protect our privacy and personal information. This is why I’ve been away from social media for so long, and why I’ll continue to be cautious about what I share online in the future

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