Unplugged

By now, Mark Zuckerberg has spoken to the US Senate. We all know as to why. As to whether or not anything will actually change, it’s hard to say. It’s not like Zark hasn’t apologized before but done nothing. It’s a pattern with him.

Personally, I doubt that anything will change. If you’re part of Facebook, you’re not part of a community. You’re a product. You’re how Facebook makes money.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been weaning myself from Facebook. I try to stay off the newsfeed, I rarely like suggested pages anymore and I try to share either directly from the source or directly from my friends. I’ve been trying to reduce the number of clicks that I give to content on Facebook; I’m hoping to reduce the amount of money that they make off of me. It isn’t much, but it’s something.

Now, there are those who are talking about deleting Facebook entirely. I can’t say that I blame them. However, it’s not that simple for me, as Facebook Messenger is the most reliable way to contact Prime when he’s working and I’m not. Also, I have some pretty kick-ass friends there; I don’t want to leave them. So I can’t simply walk away.

However, that doesn’t mean I have to support Zark and his platform.

I had been thinking of getting an Instagram account; Facebook apparently bought them a while back. So I’ll probably just open a Google pics account. Facebook also owns What’s App?, so that makes the decision for me. I won’t go anywhere near it. If Facebook buys another competitor, I’ll avoid it. I won’t use my Facebook account to sign in to another service or account. Again, it’s not much, but it’s better than nothing.

Maybe if others do the same, Facebook might lose some money and then, Zark might change his mind.

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About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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