Facebook F/U

This is follow-up to my post “Facebook” on July 30 last year.


Per The Daily Mail one-third of Facebook users from 16-34 have deleted their accounts. The main reason does not seem to be Facebook’s exploitation of 50 million users profiles but because it is “no longer cool.” Good for them regardless of the reason, their personal data will now be safer. 

According to Inside Facebook 15 million users from the US and approximately 5.5 million Canadians have removed themselves from Facebook because of privacy concerns. This sounds like a lot but as of September 30, 2018, Facebook had 2.27 billion monthly active users according to the company.

Personal Opinion: It will be interesting to see how this plays out in view of Mark Zuckerberg’s lack of contrition and another upcoming presidential election. 

“There is a saying that if you get something for free, you should know that you’re the product.” Yuval Noah Harari


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