Killing the Facebook monster

thumbsdownFacebook users are using Facebook less, according to Pew Research:

Just over half of Facebook users ages 18 and older (54%) say they have adjusted their privacy settings in the past 12 months, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Around four-in-ten (42%) say they have taken a break from checking the platform for a period of several weeks or more, while around a quarter (26%) say they have deleted the Facebook app from their cellphone. All told, some 74% of Facebook users say they have taken at least one of these three actions in the past year.

Well… good! I hope this experience leads them to the satisfying step of simply getting rid of Facebook altogether. If it’s not enough that its business model depends on manipulation and its management is persistently clueless about the problems with the company, just think about the time you get back by not bothering with it.

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