Facebook has been around for a while now. While I’ve used it to see what people are saying about current events, it wasn’t until I moved to Texas six years ago when I felt that I “needed” Facebook. I use it to keep in contact with friends and family in the North East.
For a while, I tried to convince them to go onto MeWe, but I can understand why they won’t. MeWe doesn’t have the features that Facebook has, including making unlimited groups on a whim, at least not without paying something. I think there’s a limit to how many pics you can post per month.
MeWe is the only social media the most like Facebook.
There are plenty of Twitter clones, though, the most infamous one is Parler. There’s also Gab, but I found that I liked minds.com best which is kind of like a Twitter/Blog hybrid. It allows you to microblog or if you are feeling adventurous, you can post longer posts.
Over the last year, I’ve been feeling increasingly uncomfortable using Facebook even for my writing groups. Partly because I would go on for help, only to find myself endlessly scrolling through useless and “curated” information. Feeding the beast that has been contributing more and more to the very ideals I’m against.
The problem is, I do have family and friends on there that I do not want to abandon. So, I’ll probably be on Facebook on the weekends, and all of my posts from this blog will automatically post to the Mometek Facebook page.
I made a few lame attempts to use Facebook only on the weekends and failed. But this time I’m really going for it. Before I didn’t really have a plan, this time I do. I’ve already uninstalled Instagram from my phone. I’ve set up my WordPress blog (this one) to automatically post to the Mometek Facebook page. On Friday evenings, I’ll post a recap of the week on this blog and then share it on my personal page (maybe even tagging family members).
At least that’s the plan.