I have been read both articles at The Downside of Social Media and Mom Speaks Out After Girl, 12, Sets Herself on Fire While Attempting Viral ‘Fire Challenge’.

I am a Generation X (Early to Mid 1960s to Early 1980s). Which mean I was born in 1979. There is no Internet until 1994. But I haven’t gotten my hands on the Internet until 1998. I haven’t got a smartphone (Internet supported) until 2011. As for basic smartphone (No Internet supported), I had it in about 2005 but my parents couldn’t afford it. So I lost my basic smartphone.

So I am glad that the world wasn’t a bad influence on me… Yet. When I was a teenager and a child, only locally bad influence was upon me. By locally I mean the people around me and in my life.

In 2000 as I explored the internet, I was shocked by the unknown in the world. “People do this?” and “People do that?” and all stupid stuff in the world. I’ve learned how people can be. There is something I didn’t realize what could happen to the people in the world could happen to me, too.

I was about 35 or 36. I like to watch prank and stupid videos. I am now tired of that type of videos so I don’t watch them anymore. One thing I want to do this to myself. Oh hey! I am an adult! (And don’t try this at home! SERIOUSLY).

I put the salt on my palm hand and put the ice cube on my hand for a few seconds to see how long I can suffer. But I stopped when it getting worse. No, it DOESN’T sticks to my skin! And I am 99% safe. The only 1% safe is I got itchy palm hand for a few days. It’s was annoying.

But it CAN burn your skin and end up in an emergency room at the hospital. DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME! SERIOUSLY!

I don’t do any stupid stuff much. The only stupid I did was the ice cube with the salt on my palm hand.

Bullying. This only happened to me at school because of course there are no social media back then.

But the kids today have too much of bullying online and trolling to them. Check out the link I put below:

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

Many parents worry about how exposure to technology might affect toddlers developmentally. We know our preschoolers are picking up new social and cognitive skills at a stunning pace, and we don’t want hours spent glued to an iPad to impede that.

7 Negative Effects of Social Media on People and Users

If you can’t imagine your life without social media that’s a sign that you’ve fallen a victim to the power of social networking. But what are the negative effects of social media?

I was reading a blog post at A New Start – 80’s Summer. First of all, I realize that this link talks about the kids and the technology and has a skill to hack devices.

While I read that link, I’ve decided to talk about my feeling about technology taking over not just children, but also adults’ lives. I’ll have to admit — Yes. I do use technology. Only because I am isolated for 20 years. After my high school high school graduation in 1998, I have no contact with my friends… Expect my family. That is… Until the social media come up on the Internet. That would make sense for me to use technology because I am so lonely and have no one to talk to.

Now on to why I prefer to live in the late 80s to early 90s. That era was of course pre-Internet. No Facebook, no YouTube, and no blogs. I believe that the technology separate people from their friends and family. In that era, there was not much of technology. Yes, we do have computers back then, but there was no World Wide Web. We had some type of network where you could send messages to another computer. But the network was designed for business.

In the 80s and 90s, we had to go outside a lot, and I mean a lot to make friends meeting new friends. Not sitting on our asses and stare at the computer screen. If I had a job and had a lot and a lot of friends, I might won’t have YouTube and a blog. Facebook? Maybe, because it’s a way to connect my family who lives far away. I use YouTube and this blog to connect with another people around the world. It’s the only way I could talk to people.

Why I didn’t get out a lot. Well…. I have really serious kidney issues. Also, I have too much health issues like I couldn’t take a long, long walk. I didn’t drive because I am too scared. So. It’s like I am stuck in the house. In this day and age, 99.999% of jobs require skill and experience which I don’t have any.

In the 80s and 90s, I was a kid, pre-teen to a teenager. I am now 39 years old. At that time, I had a lot of toys to play and go outside a lot to keep me busy… But today… With no jobs because of no skills, and no experiences, and my too many very serious health issues… I am forced to be stuck in my house 24/7…

Man, I miss the old days… I am 39 years old and lonely… All alone…

The microchip implant has good and bad in it. Microchip implant also used with both human and pets.

Microchip implant used for identity and information about lost or missing humans and pets. It also has health records in case you pass out or fall into a coma.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a GPS (Global Positioning System) equipped microchip implant. As GPS require a form of power such as a battery which is not possible. A microchip implant won’t tell you where your pet is, but when the pet is lost and someone found your pet they can scan the microchip implant to identity about the pet and to find the owner and contact you about the pet that they found.

Some of the pet owners already have microchip implant in their dogs and cats in case they went missing or lost. Because without the microchip implant, the pet owners usually never get their pets back and never seen again. I’d love to have microchip implants in my pets, but it very expensive to have veterinarians to put microchip implant in the pet’s body.

Microchip implant can be used for bad reasons. It can take away your freedom and privacy. Someone could spy on you with a microchip implant.
In the future, a communist government could use a microchip implant for tracking humans, and their every movement. They could pass a law requiring you to have a microchip implant in your body. If you don’t, it would be a death penalty.

I like the idea of a microchip implant for very good reasons. It records a person health, and her or his identity. I would want a microchip implant in my body because I have so many health issues. If I passed out and fall into a coma, they can scan my microchip implant to find my identity and my health records. Maybe contact my family if I am alone out there in the public.