I’ve spent the past month and a half working on this just for you, so you’d better at least pretend to read it. 10,000+ words of screaming, bitching, speculation, and subterfuge, but here’s the most important bit:
“One does not necessarily have to BELIEVE in the ideologies of software alternatives to benefit significantly from them. You don’t have to be an activist to see that Mastodon is gorgeous, powerful, innovative, and full of hilarious, intelligent, wonderful people. You don’t have to care about reforming privacy, intellectual property, or any of the other issues an alternative addresses - you need only to want a better and/or different experience.”
now, I’m finally going to rest in the knowledge that I will NEVER have to write about Facebook again…
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[x] David Blue vs. Big Blue Twitter Moment | @NeoYokel on Twitter
[ ] “Facebook Is Making Us Miserable” | Gizmodo
Gone are the days where Facebook merely complemented our real-life relationships. Now, Facebook is actually winning share of our core, off-line interactions.
[ ] “What’s the big journalism trend for 2017? Fear (oh, and voice news bots)” | Nieman Lab
[ ] “Facebook’s ad rules are forcing news outlets to register as political advertisers” | The Verge
[ ] “Facebook and the Age of Manipulation” | The New Yorker
[x] “Is Facebook for old people? Over-55s flock in as the young leave” | The Guardian
[ ] “Facebook introduces its Oversight Board” | The Interface
[x] I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t). | The New York Times
[ ] How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever | The New York Times
[ ] “Want to #DeleteFacebook? You Can Try” | The New York Times
[ ] “The Facebook Dilemma” | Dino Bansigan
[ ] “Thinking of leaving Facebook? Not so fast . . .” | The Irish Times
[x] “Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook” | Pew Research Center
[ ] “Facebook is inevitable.” - Ben Thompson
[ ] “How To Delete Your Data From Facebook Forever” | Time
[x] “If you can’t delete Facebook yet, start by deleting the app” | CNET
I don’t miss the app at all and my Facebook behavior has changed radically. Making the social network more difficult to use has made me use it far less.
[ ] “From Cher to Tesla, the Celebrities and Companies That Have Deleted Facebook” | Slate
[ ] “Mark Zuckerberg, resign from your role as CEO of Facebook” | Input
You’re not a brilliant mind, your thoughts don’t illuminate the dark places in our world, your leadership is not bringing us to a better place. You’re an average person with average ideas, and you are unable to steer what you’ve built in a direction that benefits the actual human beings on Earth — who unfortunately are now tangled up in the web of products you’ve either built or acquired.I am calling on you to resign your position as CEO of Facebook. Then, along with your board and a diverse, outside advisory council of historians, ethicists, sociologists, and civil rights leaders, a search should begin for a leader (or leaders) for your company who can thoughtfully and respectfully navigate the deep and dark waters Facebook has submerged itself in.