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"Facebook and Zuckerberg still don't know the right thing to do – CNET"

Agree. Zuckerberg has shown zero leadership skills. He has shown littel understanding of the problem and how to fix it; instead, he’s acting like the puppet of his public relations team.

He tried to stick to the script given him by his PR and legal handlers, even making his first remarks almost identical to the statement he’d published earlier on Facebook.He tried to make his company out to be some sort of victim.

Source: Facebook and Zuckerberg still don’t know the right thing to do – CNET
I have decided for now to leave my FB account online but will no longer be posting anything on FB until such time as FB enables us to see the full dossier, including the attributes they have discerned about us, and provides an easy to use bulk erase/edit/change privacy feature.
Second, I have unfollowed most pages (truth is I rarely saw their content in my news feed because of Facebook’s filtering out posts I wanted to see), and eliminated more than half the groups I belonged to (same reason).
Third, I have selected the tightest privacy settings and deleted all of the Interest categories and advertiser lists shown in Settings and Privacy | Ads.
Fourth, any time I do spend on FB is now spent unliking old posts and deleting past comments and posts.
Fifth, FB was becoming unusable due to the preponderance of propaganda messaging and its uses to foster a culture of perpetual outrage. Numerous people who have left Facebook for good report a significant reduction in feelings of anxiety and a sharp increase in feelings of happiness.

I am investigating returning the SocialPanic blog to this web server

Last summer or fall, I moved the social.coldstreams.com content to hosting on wordpress.com.

I am considering moving it all back to this web server, and having the socialpanic.org URL redirect to this location.

Why?

More people read content on this original, old site, than do on the new web site. It seems that Google search downranks wordpress.com hosted blog sites. Consequently, the large quantity of search traffic that landed at social.coldstreams.com has never shown up at socialcoldstreams.wordpress.com/socialpanic.org.

Second, wordpress.com increased the cost of my hosting by about one-third to where it now costs me half as much to host the single blog on wordpress as I pay for my own virtual server where I can host many web sites.

I originally moved from this web server to wordpress.com hosting because of problems with comment spam, some difficulties (then) in setting up https for this server, and what had then been an intense period of software updates that took up much of my time.

I now have this server running https so that is no longer an issue.

The pace of software updates has slowed down to a manageable level.

That leaves comment spam. I do have several plug ins running that should help reduce that problem.

This transfer is not yet a done deal – but migrating the content from the wordpress.com host back to this server was just done as a test, and it worked.