Haptic vs. Facebook and Instagram

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okaaaaay fine, so I did it. After making a huge deal about how I’m done with Facebook and Instagram I now have a profile again. I wanted to go a bit into that thought and talk about the big question. Why? Before I do thought Let me get this out of the way.

Facebook Link
Instagram Link

Okay so with that out of the way why did I leave Facebook in the first place? Ultimately that comes down to the recent leaks that just came out.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook: EvilCorp ?

I have never been a big fan of Facebook. I don’t like how much data they gather from everyone, I don’t like their policies I just don’t like that at all. If you didn’t know documents recently leaked that Facebook was knowingly ignoring hate speech and allowing it on their platforms, ultimately leading to the Myanmar Insurrection. As if that wasn’t bad enough they also reveal that the company has been selling user data to a prominent hacker forum

As soon as all of this info dropped I deleted both my Facebook and Instagram account. I wanted no part of any of this so I left and have been on Twitter since then. The Issue however is that Twitter only allows me to build so much of an audience. So I had to go back to tainted waters. I chose the lesser of two evils.. I chose Instagram.

The Chronic Pain of Instagram

I Had intended to return to Instagram around the start of November, but wasn’t sure how I really wanted to use it. So last week I made the account. Much to my dismay however I found that to enable advanced features (such as being able to post from my social media manager: Crowdfire I would need to do 2 things:

  1. Convert the Instagram account to a business account.
  2. Connect it to a Facebook page.

And so Unfortunately that’s exactly what I did. I made a new Facebook page for Through the Fog (Linked above) but that also requires a personal account. So While I made one I gave it the absolute bare minimum of info, and set it up so nobody can add me.

My Personal Account is a complete internet black hole but the page is very much alive. As much as I hate Facebook (or I’m sorry its meta now isn’t it) for now at least I need to use it. It is perfectly clear right now that Facebook is trying to distract us, its hard to imagine a world without it but keep in mind (if your old enough) that we felt the same way about myspace during its hay day .

But for those of you who don’t really use twitter: There you go, now there’s no excuse (now if i could just get Facebook podcasts enabled)

The Instagram logo is displayed on a tablet on December 20, 2012 in Paris. Instagram backed down on December 18, 2012 from a planned policy change that appeared to clear the way for the mobile photo sharing service to sell pictures without compensation, after users cried foul. Changes to the Instagram privacy policy and terms of service set to take effect January 16 had included wording that appeared to allow people’s pictures to be used by advertisers at Instagram or Facebook worldwide, royalty-free. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

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