You don’t need Facebook to keep up with friends and family.
Talking minutes are unlimited on our smart phones, and messaging is damn near free. We can also send photos and videos to anyone who has a smart phone (which is basically everyone now).
Facebook’s algorithims serve up news posts in your feed to capitvate your attention. Facebook has all your photos. Facebook has the contact information of your friends and family – what a chore it would be to have to ask all those people for their phone number or email address, right?
Facebook’s got us. They pulled us in, and now we can’t quit.
Except, we can quit.
These are choices, deliberate actions. That same sort of choices that Facebook made in conference rooms to lock you into their system.
You don’t need Facebook, they need you.