It's been a while...

Blogging is time-demanding and so I haven't had time to write anything here for the longest time.

Due to personal and professional reasons, I've been swamped with other activities besides blogging. Still, it's nice to have a personal place to post your thoughts and such. 

The walled gardens of Facebook, Twitter, etc makes it feel as though the digital space isn't yours and that they're simply allowing you to use their space. You need their permissions and such whereas with your own website/domain, you can pretty much post whatever you want. 

Seeing people arguing about censorship on Facebook makes you realize that your FB account or post doesn't belong to you, you're simply renting it from Facebook and they're allowed to kick you out anytime they think that you're doing something they don't like. Activists asked Facebook to not censor videos about police confrontation following the tragic death of Korryn Gaines. Earlier this year, the website banned Aboriginal activist Celeste Liddle for posting pictures of bare-breasted Aboriginal woman performing their cultural ceremony in the desert. 

It's not a complaint as Facebook is free to do whatever they want but a good wake-up call for everyone that it's their walled garden, not yours.