‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

H/T Scissorhead BDR

It’s been quite a week for Faceberg. It began with the news that rich and powerful people have different rules on their posts than we peasants, moved onto how Facebook knew that their Instagram platform was harming teenage girls; their algorithms have back-fired on toxic content; organized crime is using Facebook to, uh, organize, and now we learn that Facebook totally whiffed on their campaign to get their users vaccinated. All that was just this week!

(Fair Warning: all links go to W$J paywall as they are the original journalists who uncovered Facebook’s malfeasance, we are giving credit where it is due.)

We keep saying it: Facebook is a net negative for America and the world. Shut it down, erase the code, dunk the servers in acid, bury the entire thing in a salt-filled, welded-shut lead box, and grow garlic on top.

Facebook is killing us (figuratively and now literally through anti-vaxxer disinformation), and killing our democracy. Delete your accounts, get this monster off your backs.

 

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8 Responses to ‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

  1. beckymaenot says:

    Testimony: I quit FB nearly 2 years ago. I do not miss it. I do not miss my “friends”. My actual friends- people who know me, love me, want to spend time with me- totally understood. (If someone can’t be bothered to text or call you or answer texts or calls- then they aren’t your friends.) After quitting, I found I felt a lot more balanced. Less freefloating angry maybe. It’s hard to describe, but I definitely feel freer/better without it.

    Also- I found I have WAY more time to do things I enjoy. I read more now, I sew more, I paint more. FB is such a time suck. You don’t even realize all the hours you are giving up to that time thieving app. I don’t miss it. At all. In my opinion- FB, all social media really – might have it’s place in a well balanced life- however- just like chocolate cake, social media is addictive and unhealthly if that is all you consume. Also- it is designed to be “unputdownable”. Deleting it from my life has been good for me.

    I still have the twitter, but only on my desk top. I don’t have any of that crap on my phone. I don’t need 24/7 access to it and they don’t need 24/7 access to all my info.

    If you are thinking about quitting FB and all that noisy on-line jazz, give it a try. Give yourself a 2 week break and see if you don’t feel better. Take a book with you to fill in for the time wasting. You might be surprised how much reading you get done.

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    • tengrain says:

      It’s true – I don’t have any social media on my phone (which ironically I use as a “phone,” weird I know), and I only bring it out now and then to fact check something if I am out-and-about.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  2. Parfigliano says:

    Never have joined any social media. I know Im special.

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    • FELINE MAMA says:

      Me too !! I’ve never been curious about it. The stuff that happens to some people should be a wake up call for ALL !!!

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  3. FELINE MAMA says:

    Who is the dude in the sunglasses on the left. Looks so familiar. Drives me crazy !
    Thanks!!!

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