Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Xers


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

I'm not officially doing the A to Z Challenge this year, but I thought it would be fun to match posts to the letter of the day anyway.

What if someone (or something) was systematically deleting your internet presence? 

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  1. Deleting my Internet presence would cause me great sadness, I would lost contact with my online friends...

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  2. Maybe it would be a good thing since I seem to find myself on Facebook more than I should be lol. Of course it could be a problem if that included paying my bills since so many are done online these days. That would be a mess to sort out.

    Betty

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  3. I try to leave a small footprint online, so it sounds like a mixed blessing. But Betty is correct about the bill paying. :) Be well!

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    1. I didn't consider bill paying when writing the question, but I did say "internet presence", so I think that counts. That would be a problem, wouldn't it?

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  4. I would try to figure out how so I could monetize it. There are people out there who would pay good money for this service.

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  5. I would feel upset if this were the case, I think. I would be also be weirdly flattered as it would mean that someone or something was thinking of me.

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    1. Good point. No one goes to that kind of trouble for someone they don't have some feeling about.

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  6. Well, sometimes I like to go back and re-read old blog posts. Or visit someone who used to visit and comment; so that would go by the way side. People above mentioned bills, I don't see that the same way. We don't pay any on line; they're set to automatically get paid...which we can track on line; but also through the bank, so they might or might not be a problem as the bank would have the info. FB, I do enjoy interacting with people, but have a good number of their emails so could still stay in touch with a good number of them.

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    1. The internet has intersected with so many aspects of our lives. It would be a major shift.

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  7. I try to remove my footprints myself!

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  8. My blog would be a loss. It's become an online journal. I refer back to old posts constantly. The other accounts - I don't think I would miss that much but hopefully I don't ever find out.

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    1. If your blog suddenly disappeared, I think you'd check your other online accounts. Wouldn't you?

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  9. Delete my presence? ....... I think I better copy and paste all my blog posts on some hard drive :-)

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  10. Probably wouldn't notice for quite awhile.

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    1. You might. You probably would be locked out of commenting.

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  11. Well, that would suck...reminds me of a Sandra Bullock movie. As long as my Birth and SIN # are not being erased, I might be ok with that...except work would be a problem.

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    1. Oh right. I remember that movie. Vaguely.

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