Why Facebook no longer appeals

I’ve been a Facebook user for quite a few years now. I’ve had a lot of fun over that time sharing links and music, copy/pasting jokes, quotes and snippets of wisdom and engaging in some good ol’ fashioned banter. I have always been more than a little concerned about the privacy implications but like the rest of you, I was willing to give up a little privacy in exchange for the benefits of using the service. As time has gone on, Facebook has gradually become more and more invasive and it’s now got to the point where I am no longer comfortable using it.

Those of you who were my friends on Facebook will know I regularly posted links about privacy concerns related to Facebook and explanations of the privacy settings to try and encourage you to be secure and think about the data you are sharing – whether knowingly or not. I never liked being tagged in photos and it used to frustrate me that there was no way to approve them before they went live. After all, your face and the web can tell everything about you.

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