Facebook dropout movement growing
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had dropped out of Facebook. I didn’t like all the drama and confusion of privacy and interface design, and, frankly, I don’t like Zuckerberg. Supposedly Facebook reproduces the college experience. Seems more like high school: who’s got the most friends and is most popular. I’m not a gregarious guy, and I don’t need that.
So I switched to Google+. Is that a better alternative? Maybe, maybe not. It’s got a more Twitter-like following process. I’m not looking to make friends or prattle away with the few I’ve got. My purpose is to follow people with the same interests. There are some really good people with various science and health issue’s I’m interested in.
Anyway it appears that a Facebook backlash is growing. Seems like Facebook is rushing to do that IPO before the opportunity window closes. There’s the “I’m not on facebook” site. Get a T-shirt with that phrase on it for $10.99. And there’s the @not_on_facebook Twitter feed. Naturally they’re following me now that I’ve tweeted about this. I may be quitting Twitter next.
Can I take $10.99 and get my own T-shirt printed that says “Proud facebook dropout”?