I'm thinking of deleting my facebook account. It will be painful though. I have so many real life family and friends on there, who i will almost certainly loose contact with online,
unless i can persuade them to use another means of online communication.
I could let everyone have my email address ( gmail Hmmm )? Will anyone bother to mail me? I'm not sure.
I could tell them to phone or sms message me on my mobile number?
And i could try to get them to use another social media or online communications platform, where we could all see who is doing what, in one place; like facebook?
I was thinking of setting up an alternate open source, and decentralised social network; such as diaspore, or (my favourite) friendica.
I have had an account on a mastodon (twitter-like, FOSS, decentralised ... ) instance, and am loving it (even though i have never really grown to like twitter).
Mastodon actually has garnered a fair few users this past few months , compared to the others. The server i am a member of has alot of good people on it
(including a couple of my online friends ). But there is also one more solution (staring me in the face :) ); and that is the citadel software system.
Citadel is a general purpose communications platform, and i feel sure would replace any social media community software.