I deleted my Instagram accounts today. The process is needlessly obscure - the flow on the app and the web interface only exposes an option to temporarily disable your account - which is an alarming anti-pattern; it is indeed one of the walled gardens I alluded to in an earlier post.
I am a current Facebook employee and I would not recommend our products to anyone without a serious rethink of our business model first - which won’t happen as long as people are wedded to our platform.
Been meaning to write this for a while, but the release of Netflix’s The Social Dilemma yesterday gave me the additional motivation to finally finish this post!
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Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
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