Hi everyone! New to Liberdon, but I’m a longtime FTL listener and liberty lover! Deleted most of my traditional social media accounts last year and am pumped to finally be here!

@weirdscience Welcome! Out of curiousity, which traditional accounts did you keep and why?

@h4890 Thanks! I have a Facebook account that I maintain only to keep up with certain family and friends (photos, etc.). My profile is about as pared down as possible, though, and I don’t have the app installed on any of my devices.

@weirdscience Thank you!

Would be interesting to see the growth trend on FB for active, real accounts.

I have a feeling that once you start to remove accounts which are part of bot nets or marketing agencies, inactive accounts that are only used a few times per year, fake accounts etc.

They might actually be increasing.

I'm really hoping that the political polarization in the US is accelerating this trend as well.

@h4890 yeah, FB kind of reminds of all these past-their-prime shopping malls in the 21st century, just hobbling along with terrible advertising/products and a generally unsavory crowd...

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Yes, but they prey on the naive and are artificially being kept alive by buying innovative small companies.

But hopefully the younger generation are leaving, and hopefully they have a non FB place to leave too, and of course the polarization will work against them too! =)

Hopefully there will be yet a third trend working against them. Maybe GDPR or something in Europe might slow them down or cause the to lose even more users. =)

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