Facebook has continued to fall further and further off the road that I consider a good, positive web platform. I am going to be cancelling my Facebook account in the next several months (I want to ensure I’ve downloaded all of my information/photos/etc before I actually delete it).

There are two major issues around me deleting Facebook. Mainly: How will I see all of YOUR wonderful life updates, and Secondly: How can you continue to see my life updates?

How will I see all of YOUR wonderful life updates? The platform I most recommend for social communication is https://micro.blog I recommend signing up. If you have a website with an RSS feed, it’s free. If you don’t, you can pay just $5/month for them to host your posts, however ensure your information remains yours, rather than theirs. No ads, no stalking, etc.

I will also continue to follow people on Twitter. While there are many issues I have with Twitter, it remains a very open platform that I am able to view and use how and when I want.

Right now, I would suggest using one of those two platforms and letting me know you are on it. I am EddieHinkle on both platforms.

How can you continue to see my life updates? The primary way I communicate updates about my life is by posting on my website, https://eddiehinkle.com but obviously that isn’t the most convenient for you to visit. So there are a couple ways you can get updates that originate on my website:

  • If you sign up for micro.blog, most of my posts end up on my micro.blog account.
  • I have an email list (http://eepurl.com/cANcp5) to which I will be sending routine updates with content from my website. You can specify if you want updates on the Family (including Baby Luke coming this July), updates on me personally and/or tech related content.
  • If you sign up for Twitter, some of my posts end up on my Twitter account (for now).

Again, this isn’t happening tomorrow, but it is happening over the course of the next couple of months, so feel free to provide questions and/or feedback. I would love to continue to be involved in each of your lives, but Facebook will no longer be the conduit of that relationship :)