Do people who reject social media need to stop using mobile devices?
You can’t access anything without a message prompting you to sing into a social media account
Despite the tendency that most people get completely addicted to the social media like Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all, some people simply don’t like to interact with people online, neither to share their personal information.
If ones feel ok with sharing every single detail of their day life like ‘Look at me, I’m sitting on a bench, admiring the scenery’, others don’t really feel comfortable if their friends or family would know they’ve arrived at the coffee shop or they’re meeting someone at the library. Unfortunately, it’s pretty difficult to manage not leaving any footprints online and the game goes on even harder mode when it comes to mobile users.
You can’t access anything without a message prompting you to sing into your Facebook account or login into Twitter. For example, games. Most of the games optimized for mobile devices are social games and require sharing results with friends, or inviting them to your team in order to keep on playing. When you think of it, it’s quite a pressure. I know this might sound like one of those conspiracy theories, but you really have only two options: you either deal with it, or you disconnect for good.
The worst part is, none of these variants sounds acceptable. Let’s start with Google. When you setup your phone running Android, you are instantly prompted to login into a Google account and the platform won’t leave you alone until you succumb to its begging. Right now, the new Photos app replaces the native Gallery app on all Android devices so in order to have a full effect of the cloud-synched photos app, you have to sing for Google +. Another example is YouTube. Recently Google changed the rules and now if you want to comment on any video, you guessed it, you’ll need to sign in your Google + account.
So what does it mean for people who don’t want their lives scattered everywhere around the Internet. Does it mean they just need to quit using applications, quit playing games? Does all of this sound right to you?