My abrupt departure

For those who know to look for me here, a word explaining my disappearance from Facebook. I deactivated my account today because I cannot stand the corporation that owns it (and, in the dynamic of its possession of our ‘content’, us). I do not believe that corporation has the best interests of its clients in mind, i is duplicitous and exploitative, I think it colludes with governments and other corporations for purposes of surreptitious influence and control, etc etc etc. I took the leap without preliminaries because I knew that if I tried to make some speech about it I’d never do it. So here I am. You can find me here, and on Twitter @passerpiccolo, and via my email which is widely available. If you reverse my names and attach that info to the name of a giant corporation that has PROMISED not be evil, but now clearly is, you’ll have it. Apologies to anyone–I really mean it–who might have been inconvenienced or upset by my departure or the disappearance of stuff I might have written in threads you are involved in. Love and peace and, when we’re ready for it, a little joy as well. Because what could it hurt.

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  1. Loved your stuff on FB, a “place” about which I’m profoundly ambivalent yet which I continually visit, but will gladly follow your posts here.

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    1. Thank you, Geoff. I’m mouthing off on Twitter a little but saving serious stuff for here. FB was like a good bar, a place to see and shout at one’s friends in the afternoon, except it turns out the bar owners are involved in human trafficking and torturing children and shit. That’s what it felt like. Not that Zuckerberg tortures children. More than a little. I mean, I’m sure he doesn’t.

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