Do any of you actually use Facebook?
I thought about this yesterday: Given all of Facebook's political controversies and shady data practices, do you guys actually use the platform? I remember signing up in high school simply because of peer pressure. I've never once derived any pleasure from the platform, but quite the contrary. I recently deleted my account because I see zero upside in keeping it, and to think that I'll leave my current timeline ridden with cringey and performative garbage from high school/college online, knowing all of Facebook's flaws and controversies--it's absurd. I can't see this platform having any place in my adult life, its political and social garbage and ads and all. It really calls into question some of the holdover elements from our childhood that we've never really stopped to truly examine and question because society, corporations, popular culture, and our peers all work in tandem--knowningly and unknowingly--to reinforce what are often some very harmful structures and tropes that we're better off without. What are your thoughts?