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.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOWhat 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.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H (edited)


  • Timboy Gaming
    Timboy Gaming  a years ago +433

    If Facebook defines the internet for you.. I'm extremely sorry....

  • Julio Agosto
    Julio Agosto  a years ago +714

    Offline is the new luxury.

  • Captain Deadpool
    Captain Deadpool  a years ago +1632

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

  • redbugbluebug
    redbugbluebug  a years ago +274

    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.

  • no hassle
    no hassle  a years ago +210

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

  • Sparckman
    Sparckman  a years ago +425

    I'm done with facebook, deleted my account

  • Wicked Amoeba
    Wicked Amoeba  a years ago +193

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

  • Travis
    Travis  a years ago +77

    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.

  • 12345 abcde
    12345 abcde  a years ago +130

    Lmao Facebook is only essential to old people

  • Álvaro Carrizales
    Álvaro Carrizales  2 months ago +11

    I quit Facebook after a strong depression, believe me it has been a year since I no longer use Facebook and I feel great. Also my relationships are stronger with the people I care for and I don't feel like going back to it.

  • Free Soul
    Free Soul  a years ago +20

    YouTube is even more irresistible.

  • Inside Amber's World
    Inside Amber's World  7 months ago +26

    Before social media, when your bestfriend had big life events, they would call you and you were the first to know. Then social media came around and they are more likely to tell it on Facebook then you. They don't even bother calling you anymore. You are just expected to read it on Facebook. It doesn't make you feel that close to those people at all. Kind of makes you feel not important. I feel like Facebook has became a way for people to be lazy at building long term relationships with other people. It is probably one of many reasons why we feel disconnected, lonely and depressed.

  • Luview
    Luview  a years ago +70

    Never joined, never will.

  • Sideswipe
    Sideswipe  a years ago +166

    Really surprised how dated their UI still looks.

  • Carlos Perez
    Carlos Perez  9 months ago +11

    I deleted my facebook back in 2012.. Hands down, BEST thing I did for myself. It CAN be done! Never going back.

  • Cosmic Background Radiation

    I got off Facebook and Instagram months ago. I'm still the same, unproductive shmuck ive always been. I even feel like I'm missing out on things at time. YouTube has taken up my Instagram and Facebook time. At least I'm learning things I guess. But even though I feel like I'm missing out, I don't MISS social media. I guess psychologically I feel like I'm better than everyone on Facebook and Instagram because I'm no longer subjected to all the Orwellian bullshit these companies love to pull on the users.

  • Sarah Bearheart
    Sarah Bearheart  a years ago +17

    I quit in more than 5 years ago as an experiment and am very happy with my decision.

  • Fredder 1132
    Fredder 1132  a years ago +123

    I think Facebook will die over time. I'm 15 and none of my friends actively use facebook, and only a few have it at all. It's become an "old" people thing to us

  • Russ Ian E. Lection-Hacker

    "Why you keep using facebook"
    I DON'T.

  • Left Is Best
    Left Is Best  a years ago +13

    Not me. Been a month now since deletion and I'm loving it. Creating a FB account back in 2007 was one of the biggest mistakes of my life.