Demise Of Facebook Newsfeed

You and I won’t need to tolerate Facebook’s privacy woes much longer. Recent news about The Social Network trying to change its stripes expresses what’s been a long time in coming: the end of the Newsfeed era. Keep in mind, headlines are meant to be catchy or sensational. Something like, “The Death of Facebook” is sure to grab attention, which is what every media site … Continue reading Demise Of Facebook Newsfeed

Let Facebook Age Out

Facebook is ubiquitous. If you need to find someone, chances are they’re on Facebook. And most people are so hooked on it that they’d never delete their account. Would you? If not, can we keep the next generation off it? I think that’s a key part of ending Facebook’s ubiquity. This Gen On Current generations (Boomers, Gen X, Millennials) use social media a lot – … Continue reading Let Facebook Age Out

Being An Introvert On Twitter

This year has seen a lot of bad news concerning Facebook and online privacy. The drum beat of anti-social media has grown louder. You’d think scrolling a newsfeed is like smoking cigarettes. Perish the thoughtcrime! On some level I think that’s an apt description. Like maybe Brave New World is coming true. Or 1984. Or both. Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death? To some degree. … Continue reading Being An Introvert On Twitter

I’m A Friend With Facebook Again

I’m not sure how to say this. This is a post that I’ve felt I needed to share but I’ve been reluctant to. You see, back in March, I deleted my Facebook account. I called it the “nuke from orbit” option. And I think I had some pretty heavy reasons for doing so. But then on August 1st this year, I created a new Facebook … Continue reading I’m A Friend With Facebook Again

Why I Quit Facebook

I quit Facebook. I chose the nuke from orbit option: deletion instead of deactivation. The recent Cambridge Analytica data exploit was the catalyst for my decision. But I had been wary of Facebook before and was already detaching from it. Over my 9 years of friending, liking, and sharing, Facebook has been a mixed bag. I’ve enjoyed the positive things about it, but the negatives … Continue reading Why I Quit Facebook