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Become A Facebook-Free Business


This is an interesting initiative!


Being a Facebook-Free Business means your customers can trust that you aren’t collaborators with the Facebook machine. That when you spend your money with a Facebook-Free Business, none of that money will find its way back to Facebook’s coffers.

The rules are pretty simple. Being Facebook Free means:

- We do not buy advertisement on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, or WhatsApp.
- We do not use Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, or WhatsApp to promote or represent our business or to communicate with our customers.
- We do not assist Facebook in its data collection regime through use of Facebook social Like buttons or by offering Facebook logins.
https://m.signalvnoise.com/become-a-facebook-free-business/

Thanks to @Debacle for the pointer!

#facebook #business #facebookfree

Can somebody please post this to Facebook? ;-)

I like this, and do already run a Facebook & Google free operation, but what I'm missing in this article are worthy alternatives. I suppose alternatives to Facebook for a locally owned and operated outfit isn't really a thing, but for communication my contracts require:

* Signal for phone
* Keybase for group chat/file sharing.
* Encrypted email service from ProtonMail for when the above two don't work for clients and their sensitive information.

You can absolutely operate on word of mouth and referrals these days, but in my case (technology) my SEO friendly website is still a must. I also know for a fact that I may be missing opportunities from not advertising where the unwashed masses are. It's a shame there isn't a way around the crap that Facebook is and reap the same benefits.

@Trev That's great. Personally I think we need to move away from dependencies to any specific providers and build sane protocols and clients instead. While signal could be great, it still depends on proprietary software from google and it's still a centralised service. It's a step in the right direction, though. Just hope we don't end up there.

Has anyone successfully used kontalk with non-nerds?