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Facebook: A Final Solution

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So you’ve seen the latest update to Facebook, and you don’t like it.

Yes, there have been many more tweaks and updates in the past which you haven’t liked for a while, then got used to; but THIS ONE – THIS one takes the final jaffa cake.

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Okay then.
Remove yourself from Facebook.
Go on. It’s not (too) difficult.

Except that if you have had this thought of leaving Facebook, like I have; you will immediately be deluged by something along the lines of the following thoughts:
But it’s how I keep in touch with most of my friendsIt’s how I observe the subtle nuances to my friends’ lives and I feel more connected that wayIt’s how I know what events are happeningIt’s how I keep up to date with all the news about my favourite artist/band/director/films/tv shows/cats And it goes on.

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For me there is something inherently unsettling about the fact that Facebook has so much of an influence on how I conduct my social life; and yet I find it almost impossible to think of a way to get away from it.