With the amount of coverage mainstream media has dedicated to expose all the security and privacy vulnerabilities of the major technology platforms, I once aspired to go dark, disappear from the radar, and eliminate my digital footprint. I didn’t do it all the way, after all there is a lot of convenience being offered by technology, and I didn’t want to miss out in important tools like food and grocery delivery, and the surprise discount notification from Starbucks or CVS. I was an early adopter of AdBlock plus to add speed to all my browsers. Once in a while, I enter a website that detects my Adblocker and asks me to add them to a “whitelist”. I barely do it. I was also bored by the advertising pre-rolls in YouTube and Spotify, so I decided to pay for their premium subscription.
Enter the Year 2018, and I enroll in a Masters in Marketing program where I need to start creating campaigns to appear in Google Search and YouTube. So here I am, trying to deactivate the AdBlock plugin, and trying to access Google and YouTube without my premium account, in order to fully understand what I am doing from a consumers perspective.
So many years aspiring to adopt “The Right to be Forgotten” digitally, and here I am, fighting for “The Right to be Remembered”.
STATUS: NOT YOU… ROBOCALLS. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO FORGET ME.