You don’t want unaccountable monopolies mining every intimate detail of your personal relationships and deepest confidences?
Then don’t use social networks.
OK, in fact, not using them is harder than you’d like, because
- The No-network effect means that all your friends have forgotten how to manage their life without Facebook all up in their shit, and anyway
- if you log in to one of these damn things even once you are tracked in perpetuity by the browser cookies which hang around you like the stink of dogshit on your shoe, so you may as well work out how to wash that off.
- we are social primates doing bullshit jobs with smartphones in our pockets and we crave social distraction from the searing grind
How do you say? I’m quitting Facebook, except for all the parts I currently use:
after I post this status, I will be quitting Facebook, except for groups, events, messaging, sharing my take on controversial op-eds, promoting my podcast(s), and seething with jealousy about my friends’ positive life updates.