I am deleting my Facebook account on September 1.
I designed a special page on my website and a drip marketing campaign style series of posts for my friends on Facebook. I know this isn’t Facebook, but I will crosspost the content here.
@jeremiahlee This study went on to be published in the top economics journal. Facebook is like other addictive substance and habits- cut users off and they find they are happier. This is in fact a large part of what drove me to join the Fediverse, because it is software designed only for social networking, and not also trying to keep you addicted.
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In a randomized experiment, a study found that people
who deactivated Facebook for 4 weeks experienced
reduced political polarization and increased
subjective well-being, reporting higher levels of life
satisfaction and lower levels of depression and anxiety.
That change is equal to about 25-40% of the beneficial
effect typically reported for psychotherapy. Facebook
literally is making society more polarized, more
anxious, and less happy.
Products that cause harm, whether unintentional or not,
are recalled to stop the harm. Facebook has been proven
to cause people harm, but no government consumer
protection action has been taken to force Facebook to fix
its flawed design and add safety features. To stop
Facebook’s harm, we must stop using Facebook.
Even if Facebook has not harmed you, your use of
Facebook gives other people a reason to use Facebook
and they might be harmed by Facebook. It’s time for us
to take responsibility for our own and each other’s
wellbeing. It’s time for us to stay connected some way
other than using Facebook.
@jeremiahlee i love this! great work!
About to undertake the same path.. Just have a trial to finish (September) in which my only way to put all civil parties together has been messenger.
Once this is done, I'm off.
@jeremiahlee Very much this.
@jeremiahlee Very cool!
@jeremiahlee That website looks impressive and I like the idea. Also made me find out about hCaptcha, so another Google service for which there's an alternative.