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Saying Goodby to Facebook

 20 März 2018 14:27:27
 
Facebook is using us.
It is actively giving away our information. It is creating an echo chamber in the name of connection. It surfaces the divisive and destroys the real reason we began using social media in the first place – human connection.

It is a cancer.

via https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/19/deletefacebook/

I have had a Facebook account since 2009, but I never used it much. I never used WhatsApp.
I have always been sceptical about the company Facebook and did not want to let a company like Facebook participate in my business and especially my private life.
Facebook (Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp) lives off the data and sells the data that I and my "friends" feed it with.

Facebook probably knows more about each user than any other service, agency or organization. Probably more about the user himself than close real persons.  
Facebook knows your habits, where you live, your social environment, with whom you communicate how often, what you like, which websites you visit,...

If you still think after the current events, what is Facebook supposed to do with my last holiday selfie, is naive. Facebook actively uses the data and passes it on to third parties. What can be done with this data is being drastically demonstrated to us.

Today I made the long overdue decision for myself to delete the content as much as I can, clean up my profile and put the account into sleep mode.
You can still find me there, but I will no longer actively "play" there.

If you want to connect with me, you can find me here:

Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn and IBM Watson Workspace

Or just by phone or mail.




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