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I quit Facebook for a month and this is what happened

Cheapism Logo By Liane Starr of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 17: There’s a good chance you've had your fill of Facebook, the social media platform created by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Of course, the platform has changed plenty since then, adding features, targeted ads, and a lot of users — though that might be changing. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has given thousands of internal documents to the media and testified before Congress about how the platform knew it was being used to spread misinformation and hate but tried to hide that evidence. And that came long after research company Statista found that 45% of users considered leaving Facebook in the third quarter of 2020, and almost 2 million users per day were actually leaving. I joined the opt-out crowd and quit Facebook cold-turkey for a month. This is what I learned.Related: 26 Ways Social Media Can Land or Lose You a Job

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There’s a good chance you've had your fill of Facebook, the social media platform created by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Of course, the platform has changed plenty since then, adding features, targeted ads, and a lot of users — though that might be changing. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has given thousands of internal documents to the media and testified before Congress about how the platform knew it was being used to spread misinformation and hate but tried to hide that evidence. And that came long after research company Statista found that 45% of users considered leaving Facebook in the third quarter of 2020, and almost 2 million users per day were actually leaving. I joined the opt-out crowd and quit Facebook cold-turkey for a month. This is what I learned.

Related: 26 Ways Social Media Can Land or Lose You a Job
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