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Yes I did #DeleteFacebook: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s take. So would a paid-for, non-commercial platform be a better solution?

As of march 23, 2018, I am no longer active on Facebook and will be deleting my profile and all related pages in the next 2 weeks.

Why? For me, the current Cambridge Analytica debacle is the straw that broke the camel’s back – enough is enough! Facebook can no longer be trusted to do the right thing with my content and my data; and without a doubt a lot more negligence and all kinds of unethical behaviour on their end is going to emerge in the next few weeks. This has taken on Snowden-affair-like proportions and it's time to pull the plug. You can read more about my decision here: https://gerd.fm/2ulzoCe or watch this video interview on CNNMoney Switzerland: https://gerd.fm/2pyeda2

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Finally: maybe a paid social network would finally be a plausible idea?  Update August 2020: the survey is closed now.

Current results are below (as of March 30 2018) -pretty amazing imho.

Some related resources

Gerd stuff

From my blog, January 2016: the evilfication of Facebook (hard to believe that was over 2  years ago!!) ????

A man reads a full-page advertisment, taken out by Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman and chief executive officer of Facebook to apologise for the large-scale leak of personal data from the social network, on the backpage of a newspaper, in Ripon, England on March 25, 2018.  AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Handelszeitung Switzerland (in German): we have been feeding a monster

Facebook is an AI that needs to be regulated  

NEW: Podcast with Tim Renner (a good friend, collaborator, and former Secretary of State, Culture, Berlin) ⚡

Interview with LeTemps.ch (in French) «Nous transférons notre pouvoir aux machines»

All my previous posts on the Facebook issues

Other must-reads (updated every few days)

The case against Facebook (VOX)

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica apology tour continues, with full-page ads in major newspapers (Recode)

Facebook apologises with ads (TIME, image also via Time.com

Header image via TechCrunch (how to delete Facebook)

Mark Zuckerberg Thinks We’re Idiots. ????????????
by Jean-Louis Gassée. Surprise: Thanks to the Cambridge Analytica revelations, we’re finding out that Facebook allowed a much broader and deeper prostitution of our private data than it had previously claimed. Facebook’s disingenuous explanations call for more questions and even less trust.

To dive a bit deeper into my thinking on the topic of technology vs/with humanity, watch this short film

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