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A month without Facebook Thoughts of the frog that got away Richard King http://richardskingdom.net/contact (CC-BY) purple...
WTF?!
Why did I quit Facebook? <ul><li>http://richardskingdom.net/why-i-quit-facebook
Why did I join? </li><ul><li>Peer pressure
Keep in touch with family and friends
Social benefits outweighed privacy risks (at the time) </li></ul><li>Why did I quit? </li><ul><li>Privacy  Control over pr...
The benefits no longer outweighed the risks
I was a boiling frog! </li></ul></ul>
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A month without facebook

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Slides from a talk I gave at the February GistMag in Sheffield on my reasons for quitting Facebook.

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A month without facebook

  1. 1. A month without Facebook Thoughts of the frog that got away Richard King http://richardskingdom.net/contact (CC-BY) purpleslog on Flickr
  2. 2. WTF?!
  3. 3. Why did I quit Facebook? <ul><li>http://richardskingdom.net/why-i-quit-facebook
  4. 4. Why did I join? </li><ul><li>Peer pressure
  5. 5. Keep in touch with family and friends
  6. 6. Social benefits outweighed privacy risks (at the time) </li></ul><li>Why did I quit? </li><ul><li>Privacy Control over privacy decisions
  7. 7. The benefits no longer outweighed the risks
  8. 8. I was a boiling frog! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The changing Facebook <ul><li>More info was made available to more people over time
  10. 10. Privacy became harder to manage (and then simpler again but harder to change the permissive defaults)
  11. 11. The copyright-license grab of 2009
  12. 12. Facebook became porous
  13. 13. “ You are not Facebook's customer. You are it's product . It's customers are the advertisers.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Facebook news for Jan 2011 <ul><li>Memorable Stories : your deleted status updates may not really be deleted.
  15. 15. Third-party applications can request access to your contact info (since withdrawn for a rethink)
  16. 16. Sponsored stories : Facebook displaying your &quot;likes&quot; and &quot;check-ins&quot; as adverts to your friends
  17. 17. Lovely faces : a dating site made from “stolen” Facebook profiles . </li></ul>
  18. 18. Life after Facebook <ul><li>Reclaiming control over personal data publishing </li><ul><li>Is this an illusion? Once it's out there... </li></ul><li>Going it alone </li><ul><li>Facebook -> Diaspora?
  19. 19. Twitter -> StatusNet?
  20. 20. Delicious -> Scuttle?
  21. 21. IM -> Jabber?
  22. 22. VoIP -> Asterisk*?
  23. 23. Flickr, Linked In, Google calendar, URL shortener??? </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Life after Facebook <ul><li>Advantages </li><ul><li>Free to publish what I like
  25. 25. Free to publish where I like & to move my data
  26. 26. Can engage with established services by syndicating
  27. 27. Improving my skills (pass the shark repellent !) </li></ul><li>Disadvantages </li><ul><li>Maintenance
  28. 28. Visibility </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Out of the frying pan...? CC-BY-NC net9 on Flickr

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