This may be the best replacement for Facebook and it’s myriad of problems. Jason Koebler from Motherboard writes:
“Facebook gets a lot of credit for ‘disrupting’ social media and for turning MySpace into a worthless piece of garbage, but millions upon millions of teenagers and young adults were already sharing every aspect of their lives on other social networks, and on their own websites. Facebook had the good fortune of being new, slightly different, and exclusive. It was even luckier to come to power shortly before the rise of the smartphone.
I guess what I’m saying is that Facebook isn’t really all that much better or more convenient than having your own website, or sending emails or chats. But for some reason, Facebook (and Instagram) are where we post now. Facebook has of course become something much larger than a single website, and has, despite its flaws, ‘helped connect the world’ for better or worse. But Facebook tapped into a trend that was already happening — it didn’t invent the idea of letting people put stuff about their lives online, it just monetized it better.”
You can read Jason Koebler’s article at: http://bit.ly/2R9fxQx.
Categories: Online Privacy & Security