Biggest thing keeping me on Facebook is a private group of residents of our small town that I get much-needed info from, mostly from older people. It’s small enough that I *may* be able to get them to move.
Anyone have any luck moving such groups off of Facebook? To what? Slack?
Anyone who looked into Graph API back then would have known how much was being shared. And nobody sounded the alarm? Now all of a sudden, they went back to look at the API and freaked out. Should have freaked out years ago
Collection of data has been known for years. It is the lax sharing of all those collected data that is now freaking people out en masse. But both facts should have been clear long time ago. Devs that cry out about Graph API now, what were they doing when the API came out?
Good luck. I’d be willing to bet many of those people have family friends on Facebook too. They aren’t moving to slack. If they can have one familiar place to get all of that, they’ll stick to it, regardless of how shitty it is.
Google Groups, GroupMe, GroupSpaces, Cluster, Slack, and lots more.
Just think of all of the innovation indie apps that could spring up and succeed if Facebook died?
Good luck! I deleted my Facebook this week after liberating my data to my own website -
Groups is really FB’s killer feature. It’s a wasteland out there. Most cross platform options have no topic/message threading or are a usability nightmare. I’ve found no suitable replacement in the six months since I quit.
A #deletefacebook anecdote: family member said bunch of friends want a cross-platform alternative to Groups, but mostly Messenger.
iMessage won’t do. Some are on Android.
They found Slack, but I recommended Discord instead—one account, many ‘groups’. 👍🏻👍🏻
Good luck moving old people off Facebook, especially to Slack. Instead, just reduce FB usage to minimum viable and strip out any personal information you can, and stay logged out of FB in your browser (or better, use a dedicated browser for FB).
I have a couple different groups like this and I’m really not sure where to move them. If you figure it out - please let us know. Slack seems ok if you’ve only got one group, but I’m already a part of so many slack groups….
Social Slack is how my former colleagues stay in touch. Slack has a real market opportunity if they could offer low-cost private tenants for friend and family groups who value chronological feeds and privacy.