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Facebook has become a thorn in the side of many Internet users. Some have not yet quit Facebook because they may have not really noticed it. Others, however, are quite disgusted with the service’s attitude towards data privacy and weary of their excuses for not respecting privacy. Yet they are not ready to give up their Facebook friends and accustom themselves to a new way of sharing their lives. So for those who are still not quite sure if they are ready to give up on Facebook, here are some reasons that those who have left the service give for why they, too, should quit Facebook.
Leaving Facebook Will Not Ruin Relationships
It is very easy to maintain friendships on Facebook because these people are accessible anytime, anywhere. One can leave messages and catch up with posts whenever they have time, and old comments, events and pictures can be revisited whenever one feels like doing so. Some don’t want to quit Facebook even though they are concerned about the company’s practices because they feel that the service is irreplaceable. This is simply not true. Facebook has become convenient because so many people already use it. It will take a bit of extra effort to reestablish contact with some Facebook friends. But other social networks or other services like email and messaging can now take its place easily. Messaging apps have evolved so that calling, sharing videos and sending files and photos is also possible, just like on Facebook. If saving these conversations and files is the only problem, email will do. When what we exchange for just conveniently storing everything on one site is our data privacy, it is easy to decide to quit Facebook.
Facebook is an Ad Platform, Not a True Social Network
Many joined Facebook and came to love the platform because it was a great place to build social ties. It was and is still called a social network, but has long departed from truly being one. Facebook survives on ad revenue, as it has from the very beginning. But the site has pushed advertising much farther in the past few years than ever before since it first came out. Many users have quit Facebook because they have grown tired of the many ads that are constantly being shoved in their faces. Feeds and notifications are crowded with these unsolicited ads and not with comments and posts from friends, which is what these users are on Facebook for.
Quit Facebook to Preserve Data Privacy
Facebook Traps People
Just like any other money-making endeavor, number one on Facebook’s list is keeping people on the site. They need people to make money because they make money off people. So getting addicted to Facebook is a carefully planned scheme. The company spends a lot of money on researching ways to make sure that people do not quit Facebook. Without us, they lose everything. The site is not built on wanting to connect people, as they say, but on bringing them together so their data can be aggregated and sold. This alone is a good reason to quit Facebook. They are deceptive and don’t really care if you get to build meaningful relationships. They just want you to visit them so they can profit from your interactions.