This weekend, there was a trend on FaceBook to start the boycott of FaceBook and of Twitter. Although I agree with the sentiment, I’m not sure that I can fully boycott the platforms because my business is pretty tightly tied to social media. The political issues of Facebook are enough to make me sick. I don’t like the manipulation and the way that they played with the 2020 elections. But there is something far more insidious that these platforms are doing. If you have access to Netflix, they actually have a pretty decent documentary that explains how far the social media platforms (and especially Facebook) have gone in order to manipulate the users. Please take the time to watch the documentary, it’s called “The Social Dilemma“.
- No more direct interaction on Facebook.
- No more direct posts on Facebook.
- All my posts will be links back to MY OWN website where I will publish everything.
How am I going to do it? Well, I think I’ll use a third party service, OnlyWire or another to go to FB and automatically create a posting for any article that I create, or picture that I publish. This will create my own platform. I want my own picture feed, video feed, and article feed. So, you’re welcome to tell me what you think of this. I would like your opinion. I also would ask –
- Are you boycotting FaceBook?
- What’s your plan now?
Please let me know in the comments section.