More on the Facebook Privacy Saga

As you may be aware, I've been running a small Facebook experiment. My latest update spoke of how nothing has really changed.

But there is one change. And it's one that I sort of knew about, without ever thinking about it.

Due to the experiment, I've been checking Facebook and Instagram far less frequently than I used to. And because of this, I've noticed how inane a lot of the stuff on there is. Sure, there's some really good stuff - a witty observation, a funny joke, an interesting discussion. But there's also pages and pages and pages of pure crap. I'm just scrolling through and scrolling through and it's surfacing more crap at me.

I knew it was mainly junk before, but I happily moved through it, looking for the gold. Now I'm there less often, I don't think I can be bothered with it all.

Update: since writing this I've been locked out of Facebook - I can't get past the "accept our settings" box. But my account is still active, as the Twitter link I have set up still posts through to my account. Which, in my opinion, is a breach of the law as I haven't accepted their terms.

Take action: Take a break. A month. Or just a week. And take note, really take note, of your feelings, when you return.

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. Freelancer since 2007, dedicated to building incredible, low-cost, bespoke software for tiny businesses. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England