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Dump Facebook NOW and I mean YOU!
« on: January 07, 2021, 10:26:02 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/07/donald-trump-twitter-ban-comes-to-end-amid-calls-for-tougher-action

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Donald Trump will be suspended from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely and at least until the end of his time in office, Mark Zuckerberg has said, as a consequence of his support for the rioters who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.

You must close your account NOW.  I don't want to hear about: "I only want to share photos of the grandkids".  Get over it, use email.  Your participation at any level is financial support of the enemy.  If you do not do this please refrain from complaining about any political event again.  You have abdicated your civil responsibility and are complicit in our downfall.

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 12:18:55 PM »
I dumped mine 6 weeks ago.  Never going back
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 01:58:50 PM »
I've been gone a year.  They make it as difficult as they can to actually delete your account.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 06:23:24 PM »
I dumped mine 6 weeks ago.  Never going back

Ditto.

Never set foot in Twitter, so nothing for me to do there.

FB is every bit as fascist as Twitter. Who needs that crap?
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 11:47:33 PM »
I dumped my acct a few weeks ago. Shumckerberg kicks me off all the time anyway
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Re: Dump Facebook NOW and I mean YOU!
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2021, 08:11:58 PM »
I've been gone a year.  They make it as difficult as they can to actually delete your account.

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I still have maybe a dozen FB friends who have died and still get their birthday notifications each year.  Including a couple of our deceased members here.  It is almost impossible to completely delete an account there.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 08:56:24 AM »
Spot on, Old Dog.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 10:22:52 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/07/donald-trump-twitter-ban-comes-to-end-amid-calls-for-tougher-action

You must close your account NOW.  I don't want to hear about: "I only want to share photos of the grandkids".  Get over it, use email.  Your participation at any level is financial support of the enemy.  If you do not do this please refrain from complaining about any political event again.  You have abdicated your civil responsibility and are complicit in our downfall.

While I support anyone choosing to opt out of FB, I also feel conflicted about abandoning the front.  Yes, we are throwing rocks at a battleship, but as David and Goliath and Star Wars teaches, a well aimed rock is all it takes sometimes.  No, probably not to open the floodgates of truth on any social media, but at least to some individual who isn't seeing those truths, spiritual or political, anywhere else. 

It's slightly different than a boycott.  FB makes money off our data, and their own numbers.  As has been mentioned, actually deleting an account is difficult, meaning even those abandoned accounts are included when Zuck tells advertisers how many eyes may see their ads.  I saw an article a while back claiming FB gathers posted data about people who don't have accounts to help figure out how to draw them in and be ready for them if those people show up.  So even abandoning the platform doesn't guarantee they aren't using you somehow. 

To me it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.  Admittedly, I'm not dropping it, mostly due to the family who use it as primary means of communication.  One of these days I will likely snap, go full on keyboard kommando and get banned, but until then i do plan to keep slinging a few stones, or tilting at windmills, depending on one's view. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2021, 11:56:20 AM »
While I support anyone choosing to opt out of FB, I also feel conflicted about abandoning the front.  Yes, we are throwing rocks at a battleship, but as David and Goliath and Star Wars teaches, a well aimed rock is all it takes sometimes.  No, probably not to open the floodgates of truth on any social media, but at least to some individual who isn't seeing those truths, spiritual or political, anywhere else. 

It's slightly different than a boycott.  FB makes money off our data, and their own numbers.  As has been mentioned, actually deleting an account is difficult, meaning even those abandoned accounts are included when Zuck tells advertisers how many eyes may see their ads.  I saw an article a while back claiming FB gathers posted data about people who don't have accounts to help figure out how to draw them in and be ready for them if those people show up.  So even abandoning the platform doesn't guarantee they aren't using you somehow. 

To me it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.  Admittedly, I'm not dropping it, mostly due to the family who use it as primary means of communication.  One of these days I will likely snap, go full on keyboard kommando and get banned, but until then i do plan to keep slinging a few stones, or tilting at windmills, depending on one's view.

Been a member of Facebook since 2009 (I think), but took a different approach to the platform.  Decided to not discuss politics there.  Appreciate my conservative friends who do fight the good fight, and will like people's conservative posts or memes.  If I want to talk politics, I visit here or CU.

As an analogy, I wouldn't demand that McDonald's serve me fried chicken.  There are other better places to find it.

All along my approach was to reconnect with college/high school friends, family members.  And I also use it to occasionally promote my side business.

Que sera sera, for now it is a free country and we can make our own personal decisions in that regard.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2021, 12:09:06 PM »
Facebook, like Twitter, is enemy territory.  The difference is that Facebook collects much more data on its users. In any case, it sounds like you have convinced yourself to stay on the platform. However, to say it's about connecting with family when there are so many other ways to do so is a tad simplistic. Facebook is ****ing evil as far as I'm concerned and people are genuinely compromising their privacy and free speech by using the platform.
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2021, 12:27:30 PM »
Never joined either of them. This is my third forum and I’ve been on LinkedIn for years. There’s too much politics there but I’m there for the old friendships, passing along information to the younger set and nothing the accomplishments of some of my trainees.
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2021, 04:19:13 PM »
Got no choice.  I have a Quest and there is NO alternative.  Facebook owns Oculus which not only makes Quest but most of the VR games today.

Now USING fb is another story   I don't directly.
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2021, 06:19:14 PM »
I dumped FB about 6 months ago. Out of curiosity, I asked Mrs E to check and see if my account was gone.

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