Good-bye, Facebook

17 07 2018

I will be closing my account with Facebook. I strongly disagree with Mr. Zuckerberg about “privacy is a social norm of the past”, especially as he seems to protect HIS privacy. The rest of us are not comfortable with having our personal information flying loose on the breeze. A recent post on Dick Eastman’s “Privacy Blog” is well worth the read. He makes a couple of recommendations about alternative social sites and having taken a look at both, MeWe [which I likely will be subscribing to very soon] and Idka [also a distinct possibility]. I like being able to see photos of my friends and family members, seeing the occasional video and posting odd bits of news myself. I do not like the unwanted, uninteresting and annoying advertising Facebook plasters on my page. I do not care for the fact that as far as Facebook is concerned, my information is free for their taking and sale to anyone, anywhere and damn the consequences to me. I invite my family, friends and readers to join me in leaving Facebook. Mr. Eastman is quite right, I’m voting with my “feet” by walking away from Facebook, closing my account with them, deleting as much of my information from their site as possible and leaving them in the dust. They ABUSED the trust placed in them and that leaves them most deserving of whatever consequences they will face with the loss of business. They make NO attempt to keep underage users off the site which means that the information of underage users is also available to those who have no business accessing it.

I will be posting this same article on my other blogs as well.


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4 responses

8 11 2018
GP Cox

Good for you!!

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8 11 2018
Aquila

It ust isn’t worth the insanity.

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12 10 2020
cheriewhite

I agree with you there! And I have a feeling it will be Facebook’s downfall, they’ve already lost several accounts because of their hubris. I just started a MeWe account myself as I’m thinking about closing mine as well.

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30 11 2020
Mustang.Koji

The date of this post is striking as Zuckerberg and Dorsey (Twitter) a couple of weeks ago did not see themselves as suppressing posts… or blame it to “fact checkers”. They are part of a four year long coup against an elected President of the United States of America.

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