After the latest Dayre saga, I've noticed a lot more people coming out to talk about how there should be privacy settings or restrictions so that non-Dayre users wouldn't be able to view postings here.
I can see where they are coming from – they want to maintain this tight-knit community that's sort of exclusive and has really nice unpretentious people.
Some have made comparisons to how other social media apps have privacy settings and Dayre should do the same.
Without these settings in place and with the increased knowledge about the existence of Dayre, many fear that they can't be as candid as they used to anymore.
But what I would like to say is this
Welcome to the 21st century where privacy is dead.
(And Facebook knows you better than you know yourself)
Privacy settings can limit your audience and reduce the chances of your rants and honest thoughts being taken out of context and over-analysed by people who don't even know you. However, there are already many other platforms that have that.
That's why Dayre has something different to offer you and that's probably also why you were enticed to use the app.
Because it's one of a kind!
If Dayre was going to be all that exclusive, I wouldn't have known about some of the writers over here.
Not too sure how many people are like me, but I have the habit of looking through a few posts to decide if the content is what I like before I even follow the person.
Having to follow someone without knowing if I like his/her content just isn't my kind of thing. Granted I can always unfollow after that but every time I see a locked account, I'm like "Next", unless I actually know the person.
When I first started using Tumblr (back when it had Tumblarity), many users were also very against the idea of people sharing Tumblr posts on FB.
"Whatever is from Tumblr remains on Tumblr."
But if people did not share those posts, we wouldn't get to enjoy a lot of the humorous things we see on FB today!
From the Bacon Pancakes & Empire State of New York remix, to posts that tug at the heartstrings of Potterheads… I'm so glad Tumblr posts got out of its community!
Honestly speaking, if you're looking for privacy and candidness, there are many other platforms out there that can give you that false assurance of security.
I'm using 'false assurance' because anyone can easily share your post by screen grabbing.. Even if it's someone you know and think you trust.
I'm not saying people shouldn't rant but just know that there may be repercussions if the things that are being written can be easily misconstrued by others?
After reading Tim and Aud's entries on the things people perceive them to be based on their social media postings in comparison to what #thetruthis…. I decided to share a little bit about myself ☺️
I hope nobody faints and go…
But yeah, here goes!
I seldom swear.
I do swear.. In fact, I do it a lot. But I've been trying to cut down on it and make it less of a habit!
Additionally, L rarely swears and told me that a girl shouldn't use the F word so much hahaha.
Buttttt I can't seem to stop doing so. In fact, I swear the most when I'm with him 😆
I don't think I can ever stop swearing because it's a habit I've cultivated since I was 13. That's close to 10 years of swearing!!! How to stop?!
However, I've improved a lot over the years. I've stopped using Hokkien vulgarities and don't drop the F bomb in every single sentence I speak or type.
I swore in front of my parents once and another time while playing GTA when L's mum was within a earshot's distance and well, let's just say it was awkward……
I seem quite pure and innocent.
I think it's the way I look since I pin all my fringe up and wear specs and my dressing in general….
I just emanate this whole goondu guaikia feel… Which is not really who I am.
I'm actually damn dirty-minded – no thanks to my elder brother. So my mind has been polluted a long time ago.
I still clearly remember when I was having music lessons in P5 and we had to sing a song with lyrics that went "I walk with my head erect."
I was the only one sniggering away while my classmates sang loudly.
In fact, I love making random suggestive remarks, when I'm with my close friends.. And make them go "woah woah okay" hahaha.
I also really like #thatswhatshesaid jokes.
Wearing it like a badge of honour LOL.
Since my parents do crack sick jokes from time to time… I guess we're perverse by nature??
I Peanutized myself and this was what I got!!!
Erm doesn't look much like me because I don't have bangs anymore but this was as close as I could get!
Also, I actually do have the exact same shirt that my Peanut character is wearing…
Teehee I also chose this background because that's L right there! Not because he looks like this but because he's…. L?
Go figure hahaha.