Refugee from Facebook questions the social media life

Even an ex-employee from Facebook has had enough and permanently closed her account. Between her first-hand accounts of the amassing of juicy personal details, the commoditization of friends/likes, and the increasing strain that technology puts on our lives, it’s not difficult to understand why.  

Followed by the high-profile resignations of three high-level executives from Facebook within a fortnight (not to mention the CTO two months ago), their difficulty in monetizing the mobile platform, and their languishing share price (not to mention the holding period lifting today), things are certainly looking interesting. Not yet popcorn time, but times are changing. 

“The explosion of social media, she believed, left hundreds of millions of users with connections that were more plentiful but also narrower and less satisfying, with intimacy losing out to efficiency. It was time, Losse thought, for people to renegotiate their relationships with technology.”

Refugee from Facebook questions the social media life

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