As the Facebook crisis has escalated in recent days, calls for user account deletion have increased due to disclosure of data from more than 50 million users to Cambridge Analytica.
If you think of meeting the Facebook boycott call and believe there is no alternative, read this report as Al-Masry Al-Youm lists some social networks, messaging applications, and news aggregators that you can rely on as an alternative to Facebook.
Ello gained popularity in the United States nearly three years ago, when it established itself as a social network seeking to eliminate Facebook, as a result of Facebook updates beginning in 2014 that force members to use their real names.
Now that Facebook has faced its latest crisis, Ello is once again gaining some appeal.
Ello focuses primarily on artists, creators and content creators, and is free from advertising. It does not sell user information to third parties and undertakes not to sell it in the future even if the site itself is sold. Ello continues to attract users and create a network for creators.
Vero is an excellent option if you are annoyed by the large number of ads on Facebook, due to Vero’s reliance on the subscription model with promise not to sell your data to any company, and provides free subscription to his services during that period due to the increasing demand in the recent period.
Vero presents itself as a fast-growing social alternative that does not depend on advertising because the user is the customer, not the advertisers.
The site provides your usage statistics, and makes them available to you only to monitor your rate of use of the service. However, this option is turned off by default.
It calls itself a social network for people who love anything enough to share it and want to have better control over what they share. The site already contains a large number of artists and active users.
If you’re using social networks primarily for news, then you have a lot of options. Digg, Flipboard, Feedly, Google News, Apple News and others are great options.
Digg comes first because of its good organization, and it provides the most important stories and videos, and you can use it even without creating an account.
RAFTR was developed by Former Yahoo President Susan Decker. The app works by connecting you to communities of people who share the same interests.
When you register, the app gives you two options: learn what’s happening in the real world, or connect with people in your domain.
In terms of privacy, RAFTR collects some data to build your profile. However, it does not share any personal information with third parties. In general, RAFTR is a great choice to follow your interests and what is happening in the world around you.
- SIGNAL / TELEGRAM
If you rely on Facebook to exchange messages with friends, you have many safer alternatives, which are concerned with maintaining the privacy of their users, and they also support voice and video communication and group chat.
Examples of such applications are SIGNAL and TELEGRAM, which encrypts messages on both sides (sender and receiver) to preserve the privacy of messages from hacking.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm