I've been using Facebook since around 2009. I found my brother, on Facebook. I've been reunited with old friends, and cousins by the dozens. In those early years, I played Farmville, Farmtown, Cafe World, Country Life, and Pot Farm.
I've noticed since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, many of my friends are no longer posting. Some have even deactivated their accounts. One has totally left. This makes me sad. I admit, on most days, Facebook pisses me off. It wasn't actually Facebook, it was my friends, sharing stupid stuff. I'm talking REALLY ignorant, stupid stuff.
I have this one cousin who lives in Ohio and she is a far right-winger, ultra Christian conservative. She seems nice until she starts posting these memes that I have checked out to be FAKE. I tell her and she comes back with, "Snopes is a left-wing website." GRRRrrrrrrrr Argh!!!!!
So I put her on the RESTRICTIVE list and stopped Following her. She is still on my friend list.
This keeps me from seeing her posts which annoy the heck out of me. Then I got my panties in a bunch over some "family" stuff from cousins and decided, they ALL needed to be unfollowed and put on that restricted list.
Since doing this, it's been rather BORING. I even broke down one day and looked through their posts on that Restricted list which in turn made me lose respect for myself and annoyed at the memes she shared.
FAKE, FALSE, LIES - this is the Israeli border with Gaza.
FAKE, FALSE, LIE - This in NOT George Soros. This is the photograph is actually an Auschwitz guard named Oskar Groening Read. George Soros was too young.
Now, I am not a Soros fan or foe. I do come up against all LIES. Yes, the other side does it too. So many divisive and hateful memes on Facebook. The data scandal didn't really bother me (I was never notified that my data had been breached) I have always figured, when you are on the internet, say goodbye to some privacy.
My facebook days are numbered. I haven't figured out, how to stay in touch with 300 friends. God forbid we take to emailing, again. Talking on the phone? Texting? I'll never get anything done. Facebook has RUINED it for us.