Look upon my works ye Facebook and Despair

What would you use besides Facebook? G+ is going away. There’s the run-amuck depornified Tumblr. Instagram. Whatapp. Tindr/Grindr (I kid, I kid)… Twitter (which I would never in a billion years use my real name at)… Diaspora, Friendica, MeWe (which seems mostly a white supremacist site)…

My problem with FB is that the real life groups I’m a member of have Facebook connections. It’s not like I do anything on FB other than keep in contact with them, though I am sure FB datamines the hell out of all those connections. Even if I left FB, all those friends of mine have my email and phone numbers in their contacts which FB plunders with impunity off my friends’ phones because I can’t prevent them from installing the app on their phones even though I never have. Ugh.

The truth is that Facebook is nothing special. It is a website. A very big and clever website but a website that is completely reliant on its users to post their own content. Those users don’t need Facebook and they could, in a matter of seconds, decide to tap on a different app and post their thoughts and updates there, instead. If enough people make that decision, the company collapses. All 340 billion dollars of it.


Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…

Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…

No one likes a lying asshole

Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/20/facebook_disaster/

 

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