Leaving Facebook

I’m not sure I ever trusted Facebook with my personal data but I have most of the time found enough value in its service to overlook the drawbacks. With news of the 2016 election influence and underhanded decisions by Facebook since then, I have decided to tip the scales the other way and leave the service.

A few articles worth reading:

At the end of the day, I prefer an open web, free of inconsistent or heavy-handed editorial influence by companies like Facebook. That’s not to say they aren’t incredibly good at providing something the world needs - they are. But the cost has become too high.

I recommend checking out Time Well Spent or listening to Tristan Harris’ TED talk.