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Wed Mar 28, 2018, 11:57 AM

 

"Be a pioneer delete Facebook" by Jaron Lanier

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/27/pioneer-delete-facebook-addiction-social-life

Be a pioneer delete Facebook
Jaron Lanier

Quitting means beating the addiction, making a political statement and redefining social life. Are you ready?
Tue 27 Mar 2018 07.18 EDT

Posting this since Lanier is now on CNBC explaing his concept.

He's actually quite correct about a lot of his theory of society & FB.




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Reply "Be a pioneer delete Facebook" by Jaron Lanier (Original post)
Wwcd Mar 2018 OP
forgotmylogin Mar 2018 #1
Skittles Mar 2018 #6
CatMor Mar 2018 #2
jodymarie aimee Mar 2018 #3
Nuffer Mar 2018 #4
machoneman Mar 2018 #11
denbot Mar 2018 #5
Nitram Mar 2018 #7
Skittles Mar 2018 #8
Nitram Mar 2018 #9
Skittles Mar 2018 #10

Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:04 PM

1. I've kind of wanted to delete my account...

but I've hesitated because I heard it's a huge hassle...it doesn't go away immediately...they still keep your data...

I don't really go on Facebook anymore or use it unless notifies me that someone contacted me specifically. Has anyone actually deleted themselves and can report on the experience?

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 11:12 PM

6. you're right they will still have your data

that was the whole point of FB - data mining (LOL, did people really think their main goal was to connect people?)

but at least you won't be part of something that helped deliver for DONALD FUCKING TRUMP

you do not need FB

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:13 PM

2. I have never done Facebook so I don't have to do anything....

I'm glad about that.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:59 PM

3. ditto

 

I have a blank page so I can access for my research.

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:35 PM

4. Be a pioneer..delete fb

I did it but it is not easy...must have gone to 5 different places...then you have to wait to get your whole history then they keep you hanging for a few weeks while they "delete " your account forever...just in case you really don't want to....did it a year ago...don't miss it at all...and I am sure they still have access to my info...no where is safe on the internet...

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Response to Nuffer (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:38 PM

11. When did you delete it?

Here in 2018 it's essentially one click and your done. Yes, it still takes time (2-3 weeks) and yes they still have your old data but.......

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 10:26 PM

5. My wife and I deleted our accounts last week.

Done and done.

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Response to Wwcd (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:43 AM

7. I imagine for some it is indeed "an addiction."

For me, it is a connection to people all over the world that I like to stay in touch with and see what they are doing in photos. I also have a lot of good political discussions on FB, and opportunities to represent the liberal POV to conservatives who use FB to post their right wing memes. It is an excellent way to keep up with the interests and activities of my nieces and nephews who probably don't want to exchange email with me on a daily basis, but post great photos and accounts of what they are doing. I check in a couple of times a day, and never use my phone to do FB. If you can recommend a better medium for this, please do, but for now FB is the ideal platform in a number of ways. I've re-connected with high school classmates who attended high school with me in Bogota, Colombia, and middle school in Caracas, Venezuela. FB facilitates communication with people in I know who now live in Japan, Singapore, England, Canada, Peru, Colombia, and all over the U.S.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 01:57 PM

8. I communicate with people all over the world and I have never been on FB

phone, email, webex, Skype, even snail mail

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:01 PM

9. That's great, but I find Facebook better suited to my style of communication.

It is very much like the way people communicate with each other on DU, but more video and photo-friendly.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:05 PM

10. that is how FB hooked people

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