Bye-bye Facebook!

It’s bad enough that my personal information and God knows what other details were compromised a couple of years or so ago along with tens of thousands, if not more, of other Facebook users. I deleted my account with Facebook back then. However, foolishly, a year later I decided to give Facebook the benefit of the doubt and another chance.

I created a whole new page which acquired almost a thousand likes, Got 5k followers, everything seemed to be going honky-dory until… Recently, I started getting comments from friends on this blog enquiring as to my messaging them through Facebook messenger. I never use social media messengers… Not even for family!

When I was told that my messages included scammer type material, promising all kinds of money and stuff like that. It became pretty clear to both myself and my blogging friends (Some whom have known me for years) that my account must have been hacked. If a social media giant like Facebook cannot protect its users after the last scandal… I can’t take a chance on allowing a third strike. Not with a company so large and influential and one that should have the resources to protect their clients.

Enough said.

Bye-bye Facebook!


49 thoughts on “Bye-bye Facebook!

  1. I joined for the same reasons, Mae… Never was a huge fan. Iโ€™ve heard a lot of similar stories to yours. I wonโ€™t ever be going back. Thanks as always for your incredible support, Mae. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Kevin, it sounds like you’ve done the right thing! I bet you won’t miss it and probably frees up time for your creative work. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve never been tempted to join in spite of many saying I need the platform … I can barely cope with my blog and twitter! I like making the ‘deeper’ friendship via WP and that’s made a huge impact on my life!

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  3. Happy Emancipation Day, Kevin. Twitter’s not bad, and so far, I haven’t had any problems with it in terms of scammers or stolen data. Mind you, I’ve turned off every option I could find that involved personal data. If you’re still using Google as your search engine, it steals your data too. Duckduckgo is a newish search engine that is just as good but doesn’t treat its clients like a ‘commodity’.

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  4. Good for you, Kev. I NEVER wanted to be a part of Facebook, but I went kicking and screaming into the FB arena because, as a published author, I was told I needed a presence. I did build up a page (though I rarely interacted there), then over a year ago FB chose to lock me out of my ad manager for a supposed violation—despite the fact I had run the same ad multiple times in the past. I had no desire to jump through hoops for a platform I never liked to begin with, so I ditched it without reservation. I’ve never regretted that decision!!

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  5. Good for you… I’ve never really used Facebook so don’t really know what it’s like – got it for my reasons to live blog and never figured it out.
    Happy writing!!!
    You give lots to the world, and whoever is meant to see it will no matter which medium.
    Love, light, and glitter

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  6. Facebook shut down my account a few months ago claiming that I would posting inappropriate material. I took me several weeks of emails to have them re-open my account… They claimed it was an unavoidable error on their part. TOTALLY FRUSTRATING. I’ll stick with them for now, but interact infrequently these days… Understand your frustrations, Kevin.

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  7. So sorry! I feel the same uncertainty about FB. I never put in anything about my life anymore, were it not for the overseas contacts I would delete it all together. Glad we can know you here.

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  8. I get those messages, too, or copy/paste this and share with all your friends- ahh, no! I won’t give up FB though, it’s still the best way to stay in touch with my family and friends across the country and I use the groups for book promo.
    Sorry it didn’t work out for you, Kevin.

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