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We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites

By Motherboard

Personal websites and email can replace most of what people like about Facebook—namely the urge to post about their lives onlineRead full story

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  • I am clearly of a different generation than the author of this article, so I see the remaining "value" of FB being the ability and ease to find and stay connected with people from our past, people we would not otherwise interact with in our daily lives any more. The need to share what's going on in my life is more secondary for me and can certainly be replaced with the website setup described here, but the connecting with others is the part that's missing, and the part that makes FB hard to quit

    I am clearly of a different generation than the author of this article, so I see the remaining "value" of FB being the ability and ease to find and stay connected with people from our past, people we would not otherwise interact with in our daily lives any more. The need to share what's going on in my life is more secondary for me and can certainly be replaced with the website setup described here, but the connecting with others is the part that's missing, and the part that makes FB hard to quit. But, I'm liking the idea of going back to a personal website as a viable alternative to FB so I can finally quit FB for good.

  • Facebook has caused too much harm, but that was only possible because more than two billion people got enough value from the platform to use it every month. The challenge of the #DeleteFacebook movement is to find substitutes for the functions users find valuable. This article points to some low hanging fruit. Please read it.

  • Sharing every detail of your personal life online is only half the story of Facebook. Equally as important is being able to get validation for that sharing and to lurk on everyone else’s (over)shares in one place. Who’s going to look at the personal websites of 500 of their casual acquaintances?

  • The world has become too focused on a "one" platform such as Facebook. The days of hosting content on personal websites as platforms has long disappeared, and those who can manage these niche services often struggle to stay in business. The quality of information supports their business models, yet with so much free information available on Facebook for advertisers, the real question is: Why should anyone have a website in 2018?

  • Apples 🍎 and oranges 🍊

    Here’s the thing. I’m not going to visit 50 of my friends’ websites, let alone 500. Facebook has created online communities that actually work ... to a certain extent.

  • I realize the emergence of Facebook and its huge user base helped “connect us” all a little better, but personal blogs and websites felt so much more secure. It may have not always been up to us who viewed our content (though some places allowed you to lock your site with a password - that was dope), but it was fully up to us what content was shared, if ads were necessary, etc. It was much more personal. Facebook had the greatness of pulling us all together from all over the world, but it has sufficiently

    I realize the emergence of Facebook and its huge user base helped “connect us” all a little better, but personal blogs and websites felt so much more secure. It may have not always been up to us who viewed our content (though some places allowed you to lock your site with a password - that was dope), but it was fully up to us what content was shared, if ads were necessary, etc. It was much more personal. Facebook had the greatness of pulling us all together from all over the world, but it has sufficiently severed that greatness. Sometimes simple is better, and I think that’s exactly where we’ll end up again with personal websites.

  • This is what it is going to go back to in a strong way once Facebook regulations start.

    The best thing for any online store owner, music artist(s) or etc, is to get your website updated and get in touch with a digital marketing firm. Learn SEOs.

  • An idealistic suggestion that for most people will not work in real life. Why? The convenience and ease of use cannot match that of Facebook.

  • Do I hear the bells of MySpace ringing once again?

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