Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:22 AM
When you try to block or get rid of an ad, you get, "Well, what kind of ads do you like?" Which is a mite Orwellian.
You can't use Faecesbook without being spammed to death.
I'm being told that the alternatives are owned by Faecesbook. Is there any truth to this?
Posted 25 March 2018 - 01:04 PM
I don't know if Facebook owns the alternatives. However, I do think that alternatives are not going to be much better, as its core anyways. What incentive does a business have in giving free services/products without ads? As said elsewhere if you are not buying the product, you are the product. You are eyeballs they can sell the advertisers or other businesses needing clicks (like news media), and all the better with all the data that they can collect on you. With my aversion to shopping and collecting stuff I am probably not a good product for that but I am sure some of my associates in life are.
Edited by sierraleone, 25 March 2018 - 01:37 PM.
Rule#1: Believe the Autocrat.
Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.
- Masha Gessen
Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:53 AM
Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and more. Check out their acquisitions: https://en.wikipedia...ons_by_Facebook
Facebook isn't setup to be a social site, it's Big Brother writ large, monetized, mined, but with a fluffy persona capable of sharing photos of kitty cats, and what you had for dinner last night. Stopping Facebook would be nigh on impossible at this point, because they have such a large footprint. Myspace, the precursor to Facebook, even at its height didn't carry 1/10th the power of Facebook, and that power grows exponentially with every new acquisition. There are no alternatives to Facebook. None. Your kids, your family, your friends, your parents, your grandparents, everyone uses Facebook, and it has inculcated itself into society on every front. It has made itself indispensable.
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