Finally, I’ve had enough.
If it’s not the privacy issues (I’m actually not that concerned about those, to be honest), it’s the terrible interface. If it’s not the broken algorithms determining what you see and when, it’s the broken algorithms that determine whether what you’ve written is “hateful”.
Sod it, Facebook. I’m off. I have to maintain a presence for the sake of Moshville Times, but I doubt I’ll be posting on my feed, checking comments, responding to others’ posts and so on again in the near future. I’ve disabled all notifications on my phone and deleted the app from all my other devices.
Moshville Times will no longer be paying for post “Boost” because, frankly, it’s not worth it.
If you want to read any ramblings, bookmark this page or figure out RSS (it almost seems to be making a comeback) so you can get notified of every single post not just the ones some bonkers algorithm bothers to tell you about. Hell, I might draft a post sometime soon detailing how to access RSS these days. It’s surprisingly easy.
If you want to get in touch with me, or let me know about your event or something, then I can be contacted via Messenger (yes, I know it’s FB), WhatsApp (yes, I know it’s FB), Twitter, personal email, work email, Moshville Times email, Moshville Times website, text message, comments on here, Kik, Telegram, Duo, Skype, Beacon… In other words, if your only method of contacting/notifying me is posting on facebook, then you’re not trying hard enough and whatever it is can’t be that important.
Don’t contact me via Instagram. Not because it’s FB, but because its messaging system is crap.
And, yes, I appreciate the irony in my last facebook post being one pointing you to this blog post… I also appreciate that only about 5% of my “Friends” will likely ever see the damn link. But that’s one of the reasons I’ve had it.
Can I ask you how to use RSS on your Facebook page?
I don’t believe you can any more. Along with a load of other features (such as posting to facebook from third party apps / sites), they disabled this.
You can use links supplied by sites and pair up with them (RSS feeds) from mobile and desktop apps. If you supply the link on your homepage then people can use it and get their daily fill. Medium.com is cool for taking this a step further (and outside of RSS) but it’s got loads of BS on there too.
Had a quick look at Medium and it seems to have decent articles at first glance, but a ton of clickbait as well :/