There is something wrong when a third party obliges me to open an account to access the personal content of a friend who wants to share it with me. The other way around, I will never willfully accept that an entity keeps my content hostage to its interest (commercial or other) and obliges my friends to open an account. I don’t care how popular that entity or business is. If it can’t respect my ownership, access, and privacy rights, I’ll take my content and my personal data elsewhere.
And I don’t mind my friends calling me a brontosaurus or other names for staying out of the “social web”. The real social network is not behind the keyboard, anyway.
I found this funny colorful account (warning: graphic language) of somebody who tried to quit f**kbook.
Photo credits: flickr/Greg O’Connell CC-BY-2.0, edited. I was so lacking time and so in need to put out this statement that I quickly searched for an appropriate image that I could use to go with this short text.
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