Why You Should NOT Quit Facebook or Twitter

Wesley Fryer, Moving at the Speed of Creativity, Jan 17, 2019
Commentary by Stephen Downes

As most readers know, I quite Facebook about 2.5 years ago, but still use Twitter. Neither is particularly wholesome, but Twitter at least appears to try to be ethical. So why should we stay on these services? Wesley Fryer's list isn't exactly a wholehearted endorsement. Not everyone is a target for trolls, he writes. If we want to change bad corporate behaviour, we need group action, not individual action. The social network platforms, he continues, offer frictionless idea-sharing (I would dispute that, however...). Finally, he says, "I’m a firm believer in our need for 'a technology correction' which includes external, governmental regulation of Facebook as well as grassroots efforts to champion personal privacy rights."

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