Tuesday, September 4. 2012
I've never really used facebook so it's not too hard for me to delete my account there. The only thing that's a pity is that I found (or others found me) many people that I once met and which I'd love to meet again once. So I'll go through my facebook contacts list and will try to copy all contact data especially the email adresses and plan to write emails to everybody every quarter or half a year about happenings in our lifes. I'd be glad to receive such emails from others too! They'll surely be read more carefully then my facebook timeline!
This gets me to another point: I still don't have a satisfying free (as in freedom) solution to manage my contacts across devices and available on my web server. The same for image galleries. So I can understand how convenient facebook for many people is. Still facebook is evil and it's an important and ongoing project to provide a better alternative.
It'll be harder for me to leave Twitter. This one comes next. If people would just switch to the free and privacy aware alternative identi.ca...
And then I've to finally provide a better alternative for my family to share baby pictures then Google Plus... Leaving Xing and Linkedin also doesn't worry me, I just have to collect the addresses of my important contacts there. Not so pressing is to leave Couchsurfing for bewelcome.org.
So if you want to hear news from me just pass by www.koch.ro from time to time or put my blogs feed into your feed reader. I'll also keep my identi.ca account.
update: One tiny example of facebooks evilness is, that they don't show me your real email address (anymore). They only show me an @facebook address. So if I don't know your real email address from any other source, I would not be able to send you messages without sending it over facebooks servers. I read that you can change the email address shown back to your real email address somewhere in the options.
update: Richard Stallman has a site about Facebooks evilness
update: Thanks to XTaran for sending me a link to this related picture:
Maybe try to look at owncloud to manage contacts across devices and on your webserver. It does images too.
well done! I did so seven months ago and never looked back.
agreed about owncloud. also left over 6 months ago. not looking back. sorta surprised.
Und wie kommunizierst du dann mit deinen Schülern? Komm gern mal über den Berg nach Steißlingen vorbei.