After all the scandal and revelation over the last couple of weeks of bad governance at Facebook, I am shocked and amazed that anyone still has an account there.
- 87 million people affected directly
- virtually everyone’s personal data has been shared;
- more Russian ties to data and misuse;
I truly believe that people are mindlessly surrendering themselves to the corporation for a quick buzz and constant contact. It is sad. Sad mostly because these chickens WILL come home to roost for everyone concerned. This may all seem a little like some titanic battle over how elections are run and won (correct at one level), but it has very important aspects much closer to home to do with your personal identity, your ability to freely choose, and your possible futures.
I would have hoped that the shenanigans revealed this week would make these series of posts irrelevant. But I haven’t seen the kind of mass move to leave FB that reasonably should have happened by now. So, I guess, I’ll just keep count of the staggeringly large number reasons NOT to use Facebook.
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