Are you on Facebook now because you have to be?
Take a minute to really think about that question before answering.
This question is what my husband and I discussed this morning over coffee. The discussion was raised after reading and sharing Richard Harrington’s article from 2013 on PhotoFocus that touched on the still simmering concerns of photographers and users alike regarding the Terms of Service.
So many people I know have made mention that Facebook is how they stay in touch with family and friends, how they promote their businesses and that they can’t imagine living without it. I appreciate all the reasons why Facebook is part of our daily lives but I can also appreciate life without it.
Now, I am not saying you need to go out and deactivate or permanently delete your accounts. . . but I am encouraging you to carefully consider your privacy and future use of the social giant (and any other social media site) personally and professionally.
I have brought together some interesting articles (and a great video from Matthias) for you to explore regarding Facebook . . . I hope you bookmark this post and take the time to read them all.
For those of you who have already made up your mind to quit:
For those of you on the fence but need a little nudge:
For those of you who are on Facebook because it’s become part of your business:
For those of you who are curious about what life without Facebook would be like:
For those of you who love Facebook and think all this ‘concern’ is unwarranted:
Facebook Microphone Update To Store Data: Social Media Giant Confirms New Feature Will Aggregate Information
Could you quit, and completely walk away if you wanted to?
What would it take for you to finally walk away from Facebook?
Leave a comment, I’d like to hear your thoughts on this.