Download a copy of your social media data as a backup

A Monday morning tip. If you are active on Social Media and you have been posting a lot, a good idea will be to download all your data as a backup from #Twitter, #Facebook & #Google. These services make it easy to download your data across their services. You request the data, through the services settings page and they will email you once the compressed file containing all your data (posts, likes, images, etc.) is ready. In the email, you will find a link to download the actual file. Remember,…

Maintain your social media san(ct)ity

Today it has become fashionable to hate social media and talk in length about its bad influence. I have been using social media [Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on] from 2007. I consider myself to be active, I have been posting almost every single day most of the weeks and I respond with comments on other(s) posts too. I have benefited from social media, seen and experienced its goodness. In the last few years, the way I see has changed. In this talk, I will share with you what I…

Not only Facebook & Twitter, Google News can be addictive too

Last year, I had written about how I was and planning to limit my usage of social media. To refrain from using Facebook app or Twitter whenever there is “free” time, I don’t have them in my phone (Samsung Android). In my older phone, I have got another SIM, installed WhatsApp and moved all my social, professional and friends’ groups to that phone which I was checking only once or twice in a day, unlike my regular number’s WhatsApp where I will receive messages that I care. LinkedIn is the only…

To limit our usage of social media or not?

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin - Social Media

Pretentious and banal was how I felt whenever I heard people removing Facebook & other social apps from their phones. But in the last few weeks, I have seen my view gradually shifting on this subject. No specific reason or a single incident led to this shift. I was noticing that I was defaulting to Facebook or WhatsApp or Instagram many times during the day, after finishing the job on hand I was visiting Facebook and WhatsApp as a habit. It became obvious that I was wasting my time (the…

Praying for Nesamani

Pray for Nesamani

Today being a Friday, the auspicious day in the week according to the Hinduism for prayers, I am starting a temple pilgrimage, praying for the speedy recovery of our beloved contractor Mr Nesamani! #Pray_for_Naesamani #PrayforNaesamani #PrayforNesamani P.S.: For the social media uninitiated, “Pray for Naesamani” is a hashtag topic that is trending for the last two days across India. It is a reference to a Tamil film called Friends (2001) in which comedian Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu appearing as a contractor gets injured when a hammer accidentally falls on his head. Even…