Why I'm not on Social Media

Posted on Sun 22 April 2018 in misc

You won't find me on any social media platforms. Here's why:

  • I want to shape and control my content.
  • Companies supported by advertising, like all social media companies, are incentivized to keep you looking at their site instead of providing you with content while respecting your time.
  • This is a cliché, but if you're not paying for it, you're the product.
  • Social media companies sell your information to data brokers who know you're pregnant before you're family does.
  • The internet works best when the applications that run on it are peer-to-peer, federated and open. No popular social media platform is any of those things.