I'm significantly changing how I use Facebook and other corporate social media
9th July 2020
I'm significantly changing how I use Facebook and other corporate social media. I'm not going to feed it, and I'm not going to let it feed me any longer.
Essentially I'm just going to use Facebook as an address book/events discovery/search tool from now on.
I will also not be posting on Twitter, Instagram or YouTube. I already don't use the newsfeeds on Twitter or Instagram. I will continue to follow a handful of channels on YouTube that aren't available on Spotify. (Edit, Feb 2021: I have started using Twitter again to keep up with developments in the crypto space, though I rarely post there myself.)
I discover articles via Feedly, including following a few Twitter accounts/Facebook pages converted with FetchRSS.
I listen to podcasts via Spotify and (reluctantly) YouTube.
Install Stylus (Chrome, Firefox) or Stylish (Chrome, Firefox), then install this tiny script I wrote.
There's no way of hiding the newsfeed in the mobile app, so uninstall it and train yourself to only access Facebook through Firefox. Install Stylish and this tiny script I wrote.