As we as a society slowly migrate away from Facebook, it is important to remember why we embark on such a large undertaking. If you ever find yourself in doubt, here are some compelling reads:
And if you still don't believe it, here are some highlights from Facebook stories over the years:
- Facebook tried to start a whisper smear campaign against Google and when finally caught, they weren't sorry.
- Accepting unknown friend requests may give hackers access to your Facebook account.
- You can get notified when your crush becomes "single" again (not directly their fault, but creepy).
- Facebook users had access to other users' account information via Hulu.
- Facebook is one of the top 10 most hated companies in America.
- Although Facebook wants you to share everything, and is constantly pushing you to do so, they are gun shy when it comes to their own data, even slides from a public presentation.
- Facebook, unlike its competitors, is strongly against letting you download a list of your contacts (name and email), because you could then email or chat with them outside the Facebook ecosystem. A developer created an extension for the Chrome browser which downloaded your contacts anyways, and now in the days of Google+, his extension became popular, and naturally Facebook shut it down. Presumably, because Facebook is scared of Google+.
- Facebook's latest "awesome" announcement (a technologically inferior implementation of a feature that was in Gmail chat in 2008) was universally panned. Here's a funny CNN video.