In light of all the recent events of Facebook claimed to collect data on its users and use that data for this and that, followed by hashtags to delete facebook, anyone actually deleted theirs ? I made a decision long time ago to quit social media altogether due to the way its been heading the past 2 years where everything you post is being scrutinized and potentially used against you at some stage or another. Even more so because of the way the so-called Mainstream Media now quotes Facebook and Twitter posts as some sort of source for reliable news. Not to mention the ads... oh my god the ads! I swear I spent more time scrolling through advertisements than my friends uploads and even pages I followed turned into "buy this stuff!" pages. After putting it off for a long time due to lazyness, I finally requested my Facebook account ( along with Twitter and Instagram accounts ) to be closed on the 17th of March. On the 18th it hit the fan and here are the notes thus far in the unlikely event that someone here missed them: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/26/the-cambridge-analytica-files-the-story-so-far Now I'm sure Facebook will continue to march on due its devoted users and thats fine, many other companies will carry on gathering information on us on the side too. This morning I read that Google apparently has on avarage 5.5 gigs of data on all of its users or something of that ilk. Microsoft is supposedly meant to start cracking down on "naughty language" through all of its services from Skype through Office and all the way to XBL. Where does it end and who will all this benefit ? I knew this day was coming and I think or at least I like to think that more and more people are waking up to the fact that something isn't right and being always connected isn't working as its supposed to. It was fun for a while. As it stands I can't delete facebook or Skype off my phone, I can disable them but not completely delete them ( unless I do naughty things that potentially void warranty ). What's the next step I wonder ? Opinions ? Thoughts ? 1984 ? The first online civil war ? Skynet ? or just more cat memes and funny gifs as if nothing ever happened ?... probably the latter but I know where I stand. Social Network was a cool concept untill corporate greed ruined it. For now I've given up, didn't really care about all the pictures of other peoples kids and their finger paintings anyway and as for Twitter... how is that thing still going on anyway ?