I Quit Facebook—and You Should, Too(erickarjaluoto.com)

almost 6 years ago from Eric Karjaluoto, I design things like Emetti, Pixaver, and Campnab—plus client gigs at smashLAB.

  • James Young, almost 6 years ago

    My hunch is that the people behind these organizations are fine humans with good intentions.

    I used to think this too but to be honest, the platform has become pretty openly hostile to what users want in favour of what Facebook want to push and all the designers working on the product teams are entirely complicit in making it this way.

    Things like the fake notifications and eternally persistent nag screens to install one of their apps (photos/messenger etc) if you don't have it and then you have the monstrosity that is the timeline you can set to show most recent but which switches straight back to "most interesting" the second the page refreshes.

    All these design decisions were discussed, planned and implemented.

    I've been pondering leaving for a while, as a company their practices and reach are becoming pretty unsavoury now and I won't miss friends updates but I will miss the news I get from several groups I follow which simply don't have alternatives outside FB. I guess that's a trade I'm going to have to choose soon.

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