In Sorry, another question - TELEGRAM? there has recently been discussion on Telegram vs FACEBOOK and similar and which is the worst option and I have been giving the argument that I have considered it as a less bad option than FACEBOOK for having connections to people and while this isn’t directly related to the linked post, it’s what prompts me to start this thread.
I have been wondering if I should make a FACEBOOK Facebook account as “everyone else” is using it, while there are some who have deleted accounts recently.
In addition to being one of the biggest platforms that gets advertised everywhere and people are surprised to hear that I don’t have an account at first and all kinds of peer groups are hiding there and it seems to be very difficult to hear of public events or anything outside of it (and it would be even more difficult without Telegram).
Regardless, if I did return, I would give it more credibility for having everyone in and being less of a reason to leave it or think of using something else and I don’t know if I should be one of the people not on it. Suffering minor depression doesn’t help either.
On the other hand, while I was on FACEBOOK, whenever I was mentally suffering, I would deactivate my account for months and feel better, but then one association or another would make me guilt myself into reactivating the account to repeat the cycle. After leaving it, I also haven’t been so involved in some associations or groups and have felt like I am being closed out for not being on FACEBOOK.
So I guess this is a request for emotional support or encouragement to not return to FACEBOOK and not start feeling worse for FACEBOOK feeding negative emotions?
In good news, Mobilizon, which I hope can replace FACEBOOK Events for people on Telegram and IRC (the second biggest
app/ protocol for me to contact people) may be movable to it or at least made mirror their events on it, seems to be planning to have V1 in the first part of 2020, so maybe I should wait for them and see what happens during half year after it gets released before thinking about giving up.
There are also more or less upcoming protocols and apps/services for replacing FACEBOOK Groups and those two are the biggest ones I am missing. I would also be interested in FACEBOOK Marketplace, but I don’t have any practical use for it currently and it doesn’t hold a monopoly.