Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • The network effect is Facebook’s biggest selling point, and the root of many of its problems.

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    What happened with Cambridge Analytica highlights this perfectly.

    Before many people join a network, it may not be so useful. But the more people join, the more useful it becomes. That’s the network effect. Facebook is a step beyond that — it’s the network effect on steroids.

    This is what makes facebook so great — it knows everything about you! — and what makes facebook so awful — IT KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU. And while its network of 2.13 billion monthly users doesn’t pay any money to use the core service, Facebook makes plenty of money — millions daily — *buy providing advertisers access to that user data*. And everyone on the site agreed to this when they signed up.

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  • Adi

     (Apr 10, 2018)

    Been a year since got rid of my FB account, couldnt feel more relieved!!

  • Johnny Rocketz

     (5 hours ago)

    Adi Why did u even use it in the first place

  • SOCIAL SPOT!

     (Jul 6, 2018)

    Adi same here

  • Captain Deadpool

     (Apr 11, 2018)

    Even if you escape from facebook , you can't escape from google

  • TheShreester

     (Jan 4, 2019)

    Agreed. I have a FB account but I've not used it in over a year and never used it much.I use Google stuff a lot though, so they probably have a lot of data about me.

  • RGA

     (Dec 30, 2018)

    Yes you can. Just use "DuckDuckGo". It's the best creation ever!

  • Julio Agosto

     (Apr 10, 2018)

    Offline is the new luxury.

  • CartoonBeast

     (Jan 12, 2019)

    John Bobby XD he’s on the internet because he doesn’t have the luxury to be off it. lololololololol

  • Pokemon ash pikachu Rider Nagano

     (Nov 22, 2018)

    Offline is for Religion peasants lol

  • redbugbluebug

     (Apr 11, 2018)

    Been 4yr since I quit Facebook, lost +500 friends who I didn't care about in first place and still in touch with real friends using technology called phone.

  • Huawei Honor 6 Black Batman

     (Nov 11, 2018)

    Same

  • Ness

     (Apr 15, 2018)

    redbugbluebug same a lot of people there are so fake

  • no hassle

     (Apr 11, 2018)

    I quit Facebook years ago. Best thing I quit after smoking.

  • Louist S

     (Dec 17, 2018)

    how to be you?

  • Kelly Fitzpatrick

     (Nov 2, 2018)

    Do you shop online at all? If so Facebook has your data whether or not you have a profile.

  • Sparckman

     (Apr 10, 2018)

    I'm done with facebook, deleted my account

  • Ayesha Khan

     (Jan 25, 2019)

    Facebook completely time waste's app

  • rchris Meijer

     (Jan 23, 2019)

    Fb is like starbucks online .it s everywhere and hard to resist nor escape

  • Wicked Amoeba

     (Apr 10, 2018)

    "They can't invite you to things." That's why I don't use it.

  • JahRandom

     (May 8, 2018)

    Lol same. Don't want to go to 99.99% of peoples' things to begin with. And if they want to invite..do it in person dumb dumbs!!

  • euphoria

     (Apr 23, 2018)

    Actually no, I *kinda* get it?

  • Travis

     (Apr 11, 2018)

    What drives me crazy is that so many business think it's ok to only have a facebook page. When you try to get their hours or something you're constantly spammed to log in, you can't message them, it's a pain.

  • weetleflames

     (Jan 31, 2019)

    Websites cost $$. Facebook is free

  • Sideswipe

     (Apr 11, 2018)

    Really surprised how dated their UI still looks.

  • Jillian Musielak

     (Aug 23, 2018)

    Familiar UI keeps you coming back, makes you comfortable.

  • RanchoFundo

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    Lots and lots of older people on there. Changes have to be very minor and very slow

  • German Perfectionist

     (Apr 10, 2018)

    Never used Facebook, never will.

  • Johnny Rocketz

     (5 hours ago)

    German Perfectionist The only reason i would ever get a facebook is Instagram or Messanger

  • smut muffin

     (Sep 26, 2018)

    I wish I could say that.