• @ZILtoid1991
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      I envy you. In my country (Hungary), I just cannot really live without it.

    • @Oderus
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      I just created an account a couple of months ago after never using it. It’s easy to filter out the dummies.

  • @3volver
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    One of the best decisions I made was deleting my Facebook. I really mean that, one of the best decisions in my entire life. Not getting sucked into the absolute bullshit fest that greedy shit fuckers like Mark Zuckerberg set up for humanity is extremely relieving. Don’t compare yourself to other people, you be you, just try to be your best self, it’s worth it. Don’t let the billionaire leeches of society take everything from you, fuck Facebook.

    • @CrowAirbrush
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      The downside is that everyone around you in real life is stuck in that loop, so you can’t really escape it anymore.

  • @[email protected]
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    126 days ago

    I still don’t think this would save my mom from whichever TV source she watches, Fox News, News Max, or OAN.

    • @BonesOfTheMoon
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      96 days ago

      Can you get into her parental controls? Someone on Reddit did that with their parents and it actually got them somewhere.

      • Aniki 🌱🌿
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        I blocked fox news at my parents house for years until my dad died. probably saved the remaining years we had together.

  • Resol van Lemmy
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    Replace “for just a few weeks” with “forever”, and “reduces” with “gets rid of”, and now you have an even better statement.

    • Ahri Boy
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      66 days ago

      Permanently deleting all Facebook accounts and pages could save you even better.

      • Resol van Lemmy
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        Or even more better: just get rid or all social media that is associated with massive corporate giants (YouTube is still too useful to get rid of, but it dors still have lots of problems)

  • @Got_Bent
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    The last time I logged on to Facebook was this past fall because there was a death in our fairly tight knit group of high school classmates. It had been three or four years since I’d been in there.

    So I went on and said my words.

    While I was there, I didn’t really notice what was in my feed.

    What I noticed was suddenly I was getting notification after notification that my posts from years and years ago were getting deleted because they didn’t fit whatever the current terms and conditions of use were.

    This amused me.

    So I left my words of dead classmate up for a week then sent my account silent again.

    I can’t see Facebook or any social media being a place I ever hang out again, which is a little bit of a bummer because without any social media, IRL social activities all but come to an immediate and total halt.

    Oh well. I’ll live.

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    Can we start some viral alliteration to get people off Facebook for a few weeks? Or maybe get them more mindful of their social media consumption?

    Make Memories Matter May?

    Just Journal June?

    Just Jibe July?

    Authentic August?

    Send Stamps September?

    Offline October?

    No Negativity November?

    • @MalachaiConstant
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      How about Analogue August or Stop Scrolling September?

      I’ll also say, Offline October is pretty dang good.

      • @cosmicrookie
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        I’d vote for Anal August for sure!

    • @[email protected]
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      There’s something on the tip of my tongue. Something like ____ Zuck. Something that rhymes, and expresses how I feel about him and his platform. I just can’t quite put my finger on it…

      😉

    • @[email protected]
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      legit offline October is great, and works as a grassroots movement. I’m having an “offline October” is akin to when my friends and I do Dry July. I’m going to start doing this (despite the fact that I haven’t used social media in 2 years)

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        Gotta spin the news so it makes it more appealing. Good way to spin the headline is it “reboots your bullshit detector”.

        Has to be fully grassroots though. I don’t think many influencers will promote it, they’re the most addicted and it’s literally their livelihood.

        • @[email protected]
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          Instructions clear and understood.

          You can find my part of this new online activism here

          Dont forget to like, share and doomscroll the rest of my anti socialmedia propaganda 🤩

  • @demizerone
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    Don’t turn off Facebook! Mark has a Yacht to feed!

  • @cosmicrookie
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    I deleted my account back in November when they enforced the ‘pay or ok’ option. I was not ok with that

    Have read a lot of books since !

      • @cosmicrookie
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        In EU you were given an option by META to pay for adfree experience or accept targeted ads

        Problem 1: if you paid, they would not stop tracking you. They would just stop showing ads. They would still be able to suggest content from commercial accounts.

        Problem 2: the price was unreasonable. It depended on how many accounts you have across the platforms but i believe that the price for my profile and a couple of pages was €32 every month

        Problem 3: these two options replaced the option to accept untargeted ads. I was ok with untargeted but they removed the option

        Their solution has since been deemed as ‘not ok’ by the EU data protection board

        https://www.euractiv.com/section/platforms/news/eu-data-protection-body-says-metas-pay-or-ok-model-is-not-ok/

  • @TORFdot0
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    Facebook is 100% shitposts. Most of my friends on it have aged out of posting every little thing and so it’s mostly shitposts and soft core porn disguised as short form videos on the Facebook feed and not any of my friends that I actually wanted to follow when I made my account in the 00s.

    I really want to delete my account but I still have to use it to organize class reunions and alumni events for my old high school. I’m going to try to float the idea that we move to a mailing list instead. I’d rather buy a domain and maintain a website for that than continue using Facebook for free

    • Edgarallenpwn [they/them]
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      My mother in law entered some contest where the votes had to be verified through Facebook. It was the first time I logged in since 2016 or so. The majority of my feed was AI pics of kids missing limbs, or chicks with impossibly large tits/body proportions with the description “Please wish me a happy birthday no one else did” with 40 hashtags of celeb names or movies/shows that came out around then. Mixed in was fake news bullshit or videos that had 4 different watermarks on it. Maybe if I used it more I would see somewhat relevant things, but its worse than I thought if that’s a normal feed.

  • @[email protected]
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    Shut it down like Tiktok. Those platforms are brainwashing people into believing far right and far left ideas.

    • @BonesOfTheMoon
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      I think Tiktok can often be creative and informative, which Facebook is definitely not though. I don’t use Tiktok but what people have sent me have usually been funny.

    • @[email protected]
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      But, but I like far left ideas. The pictures about people dancing in circles, living in communities without the need of money, make me giggle.

      Time to start a Facebook account. /s

      • @[email protected]
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        That isn’t far left though.

        More like overthrowing governments, disbanding corporations, abolishing personal properties, completely removing currency, controlling speech, …

        I myself am a socialist, but what you describe is closer to centre left than far left.

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          Okay my comment was a little bit sarcastic, but there is some truth in it. Removing currency and removing private property isnt that bad. How would we live then? You just have your skills and trade/offer them every day against the skills of someone else, who makes food for example. No third person would make profit of your trade. Sounds better then what we have actually. Today the Top 10% literally do nothing and get all things they want.

          But removing everything sounds odd, I know. Let’s start simple: how about it isn’t allowed to have more than 1 mio. Dollars. I mean 1 mio. is a lot. If you have more you pay 100% tax. Nobody needs more than 1 mio.

          Btw “controlling speech” is one of the far right favourites, not left.

          • @[email protected]
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            We tried the “trade your skills for something you need”. In every surviving society it eventually lead to the development of a currency (not hard to see why), which requires/leads to regulation, which requires enforcement, aaaand you’re back at a modern society. I’m all for more regulation to reduce economic and social differences in society, but the people that are talking about abolishing governments and currencies need to pick up a history book and follow their ideas to their natural conclusion.

            “Controlling speech” is a hallmark of authoritarian governments, be they far-left or far-right, there are plenty of historical examples of both.

        • @RaoulDook
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          Yes those are the problematic fantasies that corporate social media is brainwashing people towards. Too many of the youth are wasting their time on fantasies of revolution when they could be acting within the scope of reality to achieve something actually meaningful.

          • @[email protected]
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            They would be better off actually working instead of wasting their time protesting and getting useless degrees

  • @[email protected]
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    I still have Facebook but pretty much just for messaging… and honestly I don’t even check it.

    I had 6 unread messages and 30 plus notifications when I checked a moment ago.

    Pretty happy with the results.

  • @0nekoneko7
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    Left it long ago in 2017. Never looked back.

    It’s a mental addiction itself. those who may try to detox themselves obviously will have to go through the withdrawal symptoms.

  • kingthrillgore
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    Can confirm giving up popular social media has made my life a lot better. You don’t need to know half the shit your friends are up to. It’s just going to hurt you. Go outside. Take part in trivia night. Make new friends. Feel the grass beneath your feet.