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I did it. Quit Facebook. I had many personal reasons, but philosophically, what moved me was Aral Balkan’s critique based on cyborg ontology and theory of surveillance capitalism. This, combined with a vision for decentralized planetary democracy, combined also w/ @Rushkoff's point about it just not being nice to your friends to link them there (like poor hygiene, or knowingly spreading a disease) finally broke my inertia.

This article sums up the argument well: ar.al/notes/encouraging-indivi ~ @aral

@madrush As someone who gave up my primary Twitter account at the start of the year for personal reasons and my issues with how the company does business, I understand and respect your decision.

@madrush @aral @Rushkoff good for you. just make sure you actually deactivated it. i recently noticed mine had somehow gotten reactivated a few months ago x.x

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