Deleting Facebook permanently, I encourage you to do the same.

I have made this initially as a bulletin but they are only 10 days in length before being removed, so reposting here for posterity.


Original bulletin:

Facebook, Inc is a garbage creepy company. I do not like their business practices at all. That's not even counting the cesspool of a user base they're cultivating on the platform.

Because of those reasons I have decided after over a decade on Facebook with ~1500 friends. I am deleting it permanently come February 1st in favor of SpaceHey becoming my new non-business social network.

I encourage you all to make a post on your feed directing your friends and family to sign up to SpaceHey and friend you here too, then delete your account after a grace period.

Lets make Facebook as scared of SpaceHey as MySpace was at the rise of Facebook.


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Chance Brazil

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I deactivated FB and then cancelled my IG last Friday. Im over it.

I briefly had a MeWe from probably a month ago but idk if I will even keep it. I also have a telegram I will be keeping that and I will close up my messenger account as well.

It felt pretty liberating NGL lol. I am a little scatterbrained right now because of it but it will be for the better!


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β™„el β„žazor ℧ 😈πŸ”₯πŸͺ’

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LEMME GET AN OWA OWA IF U EVER BEEN IN FB JAIL xo


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Eamon πŸ€™ β˜‘οΈ

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I'm so tempted to do the same. I have mine deactivated ATM (so people can still contact me through messenger if necessary) and can't say I miss it much.

People took things WAYYYY too personally if you disagreed with them, and the constant in-your-face extremist political propaganda is probably the main reason political discourse is so toxic right now.

Crazy how a completely grassroots platform like SpaceHey can blow shitbook out of the water with only ONE guy running the operation!

Meanwhile shitbook is a huge bureaucracy and only results in arguments and nonsense being flung everywhere.

Someone should really convince me to delete mine permanently. I might just do it after 13+ years.


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Tiffany Boyd

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I'm all for this dude I hate facebook I feel like they are in your business way to much. I could be talking about something and the next thing I know there is a ad popping up on my facebook. I have not had my facebook for 2 months and I could have not be happier that I did. I was a OG myspace user I loved myspace so glad Spacehey is here I hate that the wall on facebook will post on your wall I like here you have to go to their page to see what they blog about and it don't pop up on your page.


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Jackson Fowler

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I’m all for it man. I’m tired of the political shit shoved down my throat all the time. I just want a place to connect again, and share common interests. I hope this site will take off more and receive updates.


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yeah the inability to repost articles and click bait is actually really nice

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Joshwin

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For those that want to be able to stay connected with people via Facebook Messenger, I suggest that you determine who you want to stay in contact with, unfriend and unfollow everyone (so you don't see people's posts anymore), and then send your Facebook username link through FB Messenger/email/texting to those people that you want to stay in touch with (https://www.lifewire.com/add-anyone-to-facebook-messenger-4156519 - "If not friends, open Messenger, select your profile pic, find your username link, and press Share Link."). This is what I'm planning on doing as I want to only use Facebook and Twitter to promote articles that I publish and respond to people's comments. Plus, this still allows you to RSVP to events on Facebook and etc. Also, I believe people will stay your follower if you unfriend them based on an article I read from 2014. However, I haven't been able to try this out. So, if you are planning on promoting articles that you write, they will still be able to see these updates. Lastly, I would recommend that you let your FB friends know what you are doing in advance so people don't get the wrong idea about why you are unfriending them.


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This is good advice. Saving if I may do this in the future. Thanks!

by Eamon πŸ€™ β˜‘οΈ; ; Report

⚰🌹 Helena 🌹⚰

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I want to delete Facebook so badly! The only thing I need from SpaceHey in order to do so is an easy photo upload system like facebook. Where I can just open my gallery and click on 30 photos at a time and mass upload! I have so many pictures I want to share on here but I don't want to have to do it one at a time. If I can move all my nostalgic photos in mass numbers, then I will 100% get rid of Facebook!


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hi! my mom actually just did this,
you want to go to

~settings,
~your Facebook information
~then there is a link to download everything on your account.
you can pick and choose if you just want photos, comments or just the whole dang thing!

hope this helps, i also just did it!

by ScootyCute; ; Report

Oh yes, I know about that feature. I just want to be able to mass upload images on here. Like, friend project, you have to go through and pick one picture at a time in order to upload them into an album, which is tedious and annoying. So, I am just hoping for the feature!

by ⚰🌹 Helena 🌹⚰; ; Report

You could also upload your photos to a Google Photos album and add the public link to it to your profile. That's what I would do if I were in your situation. Google Photos makes it easy to upload tons of photos at once.

by Joshwin; ; Report

I am willing to wait and being patient and hoping that this site has that feature eventually. I don't want to have to send people outside of this site just to see images.

by ⚰🌹 Helena 🌹⚰; ; Report

Heres the thing. Data, Storage costs money. Are you & all the people that want to upload hundreds of pictures and videos, also slowing the site down with a minimal UI anyways, are yall gonna pay the creators bills to keep the site up & running? The more people want to upload and do, the more its going to cost. Talk to him about campaigning crowd funding, or a patreon, incentive for him to want to invest more in this, and heres the other thing, as this thing gets big, and part of the problem with facebook, was revenue, before ads come in, you want privacy then you have to come up with a fiscal system to support the site without compromising your privacy and security, otherwise, facebook will continue to win even if not a superior platform. Its only a matter of time before this site gets a cease and desist as it grows, therefore he needs incentive to work on another site, i doubt the creator made this with serious intent but it has the potential to be a serious platform, again, but the right things need put in place.

by Audibly Legible Radio Network; ; Report

photos are freaking fun! convenience and local files are a luxury! off site linking is a bit old school but - i think that's kind of the best way to go. everything in one place moves toward stressing servers too much and making it cost the admin more and then make us need to look at adverts and/or pay to play

by Mojokiss; ; Report

Hey I am good with that! I can make marquees to show off my photos on my profile! I love this site too much!

by ⚰🌹 Helena 🌹⚰; ; Report

@Audibly Legible Radio Network

File storage and bandwidth is cheap. That's hardly the most expensive cost of hosting websites.

Source: I run a hosting business.

by Josh Manders; ; Report

Frankkie

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I love the intention of this post, and I agree with you ALL the way! I hate facebook lol.

The problem is this as far as competition. Facebook has become SO huge and powerful, that if there is any threat of competition, they'll find a way to knock Spacehey offline, even if it means going through every measure legally to sue them into oblivion. Their legal team will find a way.

That's how these extremely powerful monopolistic Big Tech companies operate from Silicone Valley (FB, Twitter, Google, etc). If you get in their way, there is just no way of fighting them if you're an up-and-coming social media platform.

So I would encourage An not to try and make his focus to grow Spacehey to the point where it's going to be a threat to FB. That would take several years anyway. Just keep it on the downlow, and he'll still get enough users to make this something really special, but at the same time not gigantic.


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unless the design of the site is patented and owned by myspace 2.0 owners, fb cant touch this platform, it has no grounds otherwise itd be able to go after all alt social media platforms, id worry more about a cease and desist than facebook. Facebook went to court for trying to monopolize social media already, owns IG, tried to buy Twitter. FB needs out of the biz PERIOD.

by Audibly Legible Radio Network; ; Report

so potentially true we have to constantly fight to keep nice internet things that aren't taken advantage of by commercialization.

by Mojokiss; ; Report

DeathAdder Of Souls

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Oh hell yeah... this would be great to make fb scared... old schoo M.space was beyond better.


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what if FB never even knows about myspace clone sites, it would still be useful to get away from FB for mental health, BUT making FB weak and scared might be nice as a warm fuzzy bonus

by Mojokiss; ; Report

True

by DeathAdder Of Souls; ; Report

Nein MC

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Pff, all the cool kids get kicked from Facebook without violating any rules. Source: I got kicked from Facebook without violating any rules, and no previous strikes. One fine morning I was supposedly "not a real person" and was supposed to sent a copy of my ID. I had been using it with my real name and real photos for 9 years, had 100+ RL friends on there, so naturally I said "fuck that" and simply didn't. Not because I thought any of the info in that ID would be news to Facebook, but on principle, if I anything I wanted to see the ID of my accusers first, kthxbai.

And oh boy did I ever never look back... I was actually glad as soon as the next day (at first I was pissed, it was sudden and unfair after all). Whoever I rubbed the wrong way so they ended up mass reporting me, or whatever: thanks. You made me so much more productive that day


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I concur. I'm sitting here with my FB off for like 3 days now and i'm like... hmm i really wanna live stream right now on their shit streaming platform... not

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Brandon Renegade

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I really hope this app replaces FB and it's disgusting practices. It's become such a toxic place and As an artist, I miss actually connecting with people on a personal level, seeing this site come up has made me really nostalgic, btw, does anyone have any idea how to make custom backgrounds and stuff using a mobile device on here? Like the old MySpace days?


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Katie Katastrophe

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I want to deactivate Facebook so bad because of how bad Facebook mines people's privacy, especially considering the recent acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram, and then how toxic it is. Not to mention how no one has freedom of speech on there. But I am forced to keep it because I have friends and family that use it. But I uninstalled the app and am going to allocate times during the day to check Facebook in my browser on my phone instead of the app and leave it at 25 minutes per time, then come back and use Twitter, SpaceHey, and FriendProject.

I don't think any of my friends are going to migrate to any of these sites though because Facebook is too big... Meaning, they are a monopoly buying out every social platform they can. Facebook is such a big name now that people will join it to connect with old friends and family members.

It sucks that it is that way but I hope that one day everyone will migrate to SpaceHey...


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N. Hernandez

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I wonder why the hell would people prefer Facebook over literally everything else. Like, why can't they use SpaceHey as well? beats me


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Right? SpaceHey is an amazing platform and I love how you can edit your profile to be however you want it to be whereas Facebook has turned everything dull. I agree with you!

by Katie Katastrophe; ; Report

a s o v t h

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I honestly feel this. My FB was restricted for no reason for "safety" reasons and I'm honestly sick of it.


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Mine has a "warning" because I commented on a post of a woman being boastful of her cheating on someone and using them for money "I hate w*men" lmao I hate Facebook

by Katie Katastrophe; ; Report

Leah

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why anyone would want to support mark zuckerberg is beyond me


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Mostly people that are far off from being smart.

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Vela

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These comments make me sad. I too had a business page on Facebook and Instagram. I too had many friends and family there. But is it acceptable to be so reliant on something that you CANNOT delete it? I think we have all been under the illusion that these things are required for our lives and businesses to continue. But, reality is that businesses and lives existed before FB/IG, and they will continue to exist after. I deleted all of my FB/IG accounts and removed the apps from my phone. We have no obligation to these companies.


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electroslag!

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I deleted my Facebook about a year ago and it was the best decision I have ever made. My mental health improved so much and my close friends still text me.


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Stephany Nicole

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Im only keeping Facebook till they let you add more pictures on here and let you message people then im gonna start telling more people about spacehey and eventually delete my Facebook


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I only keep it for distant family in other countries. Hoping Spacehey replaces it though.


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Same here man!

by Brandon Renegade; ; Report

Reclaimer137

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I only have Facebook for messenger. I never actually check the main app, but people still send me stuff anyway. I didn't ever get the appeal of sharing everything about yourself online for everyone to see.


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