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Meta considers shutting down Facebook and Instagram in Europe



  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ Staleturnips

    But, but if insta goes where will the poor influencers live?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ saffron22

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,609 ✭✭✭ daheff

  • Registered Users Posts: 75,085 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    Would be great if they did, some new transparent non profit making venture could take up the slack.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,526 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1

    I was intrigued by FB recently reporting user numbers have dropped for the 1st time ever , surely this is nonsense. No one I know uses it anymore.

    I set up a temp account to trace a few people for research purposes recently, people I know but had not been in touch with for a few years. I closed my original account back in 2016.

    Not a single person I knew on FB back then was still on it, those that were had no activity for years , essentially don't use it anymore.l

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ Shao Kahn

    Mark Zuckerberg is a boring nerd, who created (stole) a network full of boring people talking about their boring trivial lives!

    If bookface dies, Zuckerberg's life will have even less meaning than it already does. So we should all hope for that I guess. 😋

    "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives, and it puts itself into our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." (John Wayne)

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,530 ✭✭✭ Padre_Pio

    I don't think people are seeing the bigger picture.

    Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Messenger.

    Their loss would be a big hit. I'm all for data protection, but I already have to click three popups on every website to agree to cookies, notifications etc etc. Not having access to the biggest online services in the world would hit many people and businesses hard.

    So many small businesses do all their advertising, promotion, bookings and customer interaction through Facebook and instagram.

    I don't know a single person who doesn't have whatsapp.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,530 ✭✭✭ Padre_Pio

    And what about Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, the other three things that aren't so easily replaced?

    How are they dispensable to the millions of people who use them daily?

    I get that this won't likely happen, but I think people are too quick to call things they don't use dispensable.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 85,685 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight

    Linkedin has moved so far from professionals to the point that it's practically a drop in replacement for Facebook.

    Here's how to save your stuff so you can upload it later.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,320 ✭✭✭ the_pen_turner

    im the same . only use it for the groups or seeing that some old school friend i havnt seen in 10 years hadd another kid

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,750 ✭✭✭ LillySV and backroad forums be flat out again then 😂😂

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,864 ✭✭✭ c.p.w.g.w

    Signal is an alternative messenger app, Facebook and Instagram would be no loss

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,997 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000

    Facebook and Instagram gone?

    Oh no...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,530 ✭✭✭ Padre_Pio

    Yeah, you're the second guy to suggest an alternative messenger app, of which there is a dozen, and completely ignore the other two less replaceable platforms that thousands of businesses depend on for advertising, sales, and customer service.

    The edgelords are strong in this thread.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭ mcburns07

    100s of millions of people drink Coca Cola daily as well, doesn't make it an important product.

    The only aspect that could be considered essential about any of these services is they offer people the ability to message others, and as mentioned there's plenty of alternatives.