Antisocial media

I am happy to say that I don’t miss FB one bit. I’m not advocating that YOU should leave, rather I’m sharing information to make you aware so that you can make your own choice. Remember, MeWe.com is a viable option to FB if you’re looking to move on. We have a nice group of authors and bloggers over there. Look me up: https://mewe.com/i/colleenchesebro

Stranger in a Slum

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I’m quitting Facebook.

I’m leaving because we’ve given up control of part of our lives to a corporation that doesn’t work for our benefit. Leaving Facebook will come with a cost. But the cost Facebook extracts from our lives is greater than any benefit it provides.

Remember, Facebook makes a lot of money. Yet you don’t buy anything from them. Why not? Because YOU are the product they are selling. You don’t pay Facebook with money, you pay Facebook by giving yourself away.

And you might have less control over what you’re giving away than you think you do.

“The thought process that went into building these applications was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'” – Sean Parker, founding president of Facebook

“This system is better at hijacking your instincts than you are at controlling them.” – Tristan Harris, former…

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