I’ve talked about leaving Facebook for some time. I’ve made my decision and wanted to share that by the end of the month (February 2019) you will find me on MeWe.com instead. Here is more information about MeWe.
Security and privacy of my data, has been my fundamental issue for leaving Facebook. Here is a timeline of Facebook’s privacy issues and it’s responses. These issues continue to evolve and affect Instagram, Messenger, and Whatsapp. However, I will probably stay with Instagram as a way to still connect with my family.
I’ve also started using DuckDuckGo as a search engine, which has reduced much of the spam I receive on my blog. Every little bit helps.
If you decide to join this up and coming social media network, I will warn you. It’s not as easy to share to as Facebook is. I’ve found a few tools to make that easier.
First, if you use Google Chrome as your browser, you can install the AddtoAny Extension which includes a sharing option for MeWe. I’m on a MAC, and Safari often is limited in the availability of many extensions. But, I’ve got you covered. Click this LINK, and you will find an AddtoAny bookmarklet that you can drag to your browser links. It contains a share button to MeWe.
MeWe is a no-nonsense way to share posts to a secure site. It might be boring to some, but I like the simple layout and how easy it is to find my friend’s articles. There are no ads and many of the people I’ve talked with also left Facebook for the same reasons that I did. If you’re looking for a way to connect with blog friends, this is a wonderful alternative.
I’ve included a list of social media sites where you can find me. (If you’re interested, of course).