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@ksynwa
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Worst thing for me was how awful Facebook and Instagram were for my mental health. If you have insecurity issues you shouldn’t touch Facebook and Instagram (can’t speak of other platforms) with a ten feet pole.

QuentinCallaghan
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I haven’t logged in to my Facebook account that I still have for at least 1.5 weeks and it has been very good for my wellbeing.

When you do delete your account you have 30 days to restore it. I think that their reasoning behind this is that it gives you time to regret your decision and come back.

But you can use the psychology of this feature in a different way: Delete your account while giving yourself explicit permission to restore it if you need it within the next 30 days. I did this and, well, it’s truly deleted now :-)

You can also export all of your photos to another cloud storage service automatically.

QuentinCallaghan
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I’m leaving my account as a “wasteland”. In case anyone tries to contact me, they get an automated watomatic message about where I am on other platforms.

samuraikid
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No regrets (Lemmy, Mastodon, Matrix simply amazing)

@flufficat
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@TheImpressiveX
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You especially should not touch Twitter. I’m so glad I left that site.

@datendefekt
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There is so much more to life than social media! Regain agency and focus and leave it all behind!

This may sound borderline criminal, but I wish there were some kind of virus I could install on some people’s phones and computer to lock them out of Facebook, Twitter, Telegram etc…

@flufficat
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kazutrash
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Absolutely, social media users say that if you stop using it, you will become totally alone, but that’s true, i have realized that real friends will try to contact you wherever you are.

jacques malchance
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Another interesting read is this write up on User Domestication https://seirdy.one/2021/01/27/whatsapp-and-the-domestication-of-users.html

@hottari
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No go for me on signal. The owners have been taking weird direction recently with their announcement for crypto coins and such. Not sure I want my friends to be stuck on signal just like they are stuck on IG & other GAFAM ecosystems.

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samuraikid
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Yep information it’s a powerfull tool so inform your friends that they are being watched by Big brother social network

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