Facebook is evil!
Facebook is run by an alien posing as a human being.
Facebook is bad for everyone psychologically.
What other reason is necessary to not use one of the worst inventions of the 21st Century?
I decided to use Facebook for a short period of time in the mid-2010s under an alias. My account lasted a little over a year before it was suspended. Since I refuse to send a tech company my driver’s license and Social Security Number (Through their request to keep my account open), I decided to abandon my account. Something about Facebook has never felt “morally ethical”. Why does a company need so much personal information to use their services? What guarantee do I have that my privacy will be protected? As we have come to understand, Facebook cannot give you this guarantee.
During the rise of social media website MySpace, I enjoyed the anonymity that it provided. You could get into interesting group conversations with people, dive deep into topics of personal interest, and debate with people interested in the same bizarre subjects without revealing anything personal about yourself. When Facebook rose from the ashes and began the destruction of MySpace back in the late 2000s, something about this felt like it was being forced onto our culture with an “invisible hand.” The website had minimal content and felt sterile like walking into a room with bright white walls, floors, and doors. There was no character with Facebook. But my opinion did not matter. Facebook was on its way to a hundred-billion-dollar valuation and would soon become the owner of Instagram, WhatsApp and would dominate the chat and social media categories.
Skip ahead to 2020 and the creation of my https://www.expertofsome.com website. One of my goals in creating this website was to promote my blogs, future novels, and any other creative activity without using the marketing power and prestige of the evil Big Tech companies. While Substack is used to support independent journalists, and Rumble is used to support my favorite independent video creators, I needed to find a Facebook and Twitter clone to help build my audience. This is when I discovered MeWe. Like Telegram, MeWe is not a perfect defender of Constitutional Values. MeWe succeeds because it protects your privacy, does not bombard you with advertisements, nor track you with insidious cookies (I was able to confirm this through my own privacy evaluation of the website on Linux). MeWe has no problem with individuals using aliases for communication on their social media website. Under my alias, Expert of Some, I have become very active on MeWe (Especially in Sports chats). Listed below are the groups in which my participation is active.
Anarchy: To discuss the philosophy of rule by “no government.” This group is often filled with unhinged people as well as a tremendous amount of spam.
College Basketball: College basketball fans are more interesting to talk with than the NBA.
NFL Chat: A discussion about the most popular sport in the United States.
NHL Fans for Life: A group discussion about the NHL.
MLB: The best MeWe chat with the most educated baseball fans I have ever encountered.
Minor League Hockey: I am a big fan of AHL minor league hockey. I have three teams that play within an hour of my house and two of those teams are affiliated with my two favorite teams, the Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Ducks.
Parrots USA: A fun chat about my favorite pet, the parrot.
Hiking and Outdoors: A chat group of people mostly posting beautiful images from their hikes or camping trips.
Linux and Open Source: As a Linux user, I am still fascinated with this topic. But this group is a very unsavory and obnoxious group.
Here are the publications I follow on MeWe (Many of these were moved over from Telegram).
Babylon Bee: Best online satirical website that focuses on religion and conservative/libertarian humor.
The Epoch Times: Independent news source covering topics outside of the mainstream hive mind.
American Thinker: Complex stories written about complex issues.
Schiff Gold: Goldbug investor Peter Schiff and stories about economics from his unique point of view.
Gateway Pundit: Often covers conservative and contrary opinions that the mainstream media will not talk about or ignores.
Slashdot: Covers tech industry breaking news.
Sports Illustrated: Breaking sports news and interesting long form stories about sports-related topics.
Here are the charities and institutions I follow on MeWe (Many of these I support financially).
Children’s Health Defense: RFK Jr.’s charitable organization that focuses on chemicals, vaccines, and medical malpractice that can be linked to the rise in childhood diseases and medical issues throughout the United States.
Tenth Amendment Center: An organization that focuses on states’ rights and the need to swing the power structure back to the states and away from the Federal government.
Free Thought Project: Has a libertarian perspective and focuses on the abuses of state power in the United States.
Californians for Vaccine Choices: Also known as Stand-Up California. An organization to fight back against the oppressive vaccine mandates and masking imposed on the state.
So there you go. Four different alternative websites, four complete lists of news organizations, individuals, and charities that have become my primary topics of research. Since 2020, my interests have changed dramatically. There are no film or television history, cryptocurrency, or music websites to be found. The overwhelming change in our culture towards authoritarianism that was brought about by these COVID-19 lockdowns, masking, and vaccine mandates really focuses your brain on what is important not only for yourself but your family.
Next week will be my final post on this topic. I use an open-source podcast application called Antenna Pod. I highly recommend this program over the advertising infested garbage provided by Amazon, Apple, and Google. Until then!
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