What you didn’t know about facebook

In the last post I wrote about removing things from life. A process that should take place often,  in order to evolve.

Same subject facebook.

Many times after using it, I felt robbed of time; of life. Recently I found a list of reasons why you should give up facebook. This list doesn’t consist of something new, and obviously jumps over benefits, but brings together many reasons.

In poker, there’s this old saying: If you can’t spot the sucker, then you are sucker.

On facebook you can check. You go to activity log,  and look for your likes, your comments, your searches. If your ex name stands out in recent searches(Man I searched her a lot.)  You Are the Sucker!

I deactivated my account around 10th of April. Now it’s 25th of May.


Guess what I learned in the meantime.

1.You can still receive updates from a facebook page without a facebook account.

You need an rss client and 2 minutes. This is the tutorial for a single page. And for multiple pages you can use fbrss. Finally you can aggregate  all of them.

2.Use filters in your rss client.

Let’s say you like a bunch of blogs, but there are subjects that you are not interested in. You can make your client devalue articles based on keywords. Or/and to up-value on others.

3.You can make your own feed on facebook.

One feature that is kept in  the dark is the facebook interest lists. You can create custom lists, thus creating a new feed. After you create them, wait a little, there is this “bug” that makes you wait to show it up. I abandoned them a couple of months before because of this.

Be patient, check privacy because those lists are public shown by default. Optimize you time, and limit you wandering.

In the next post, I will show how I use the time earned.

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