Have you ever wanted to delete Facebook but you were just unsure that you would find other alternatives worth your time?
I know the feeling.
Facebook is by far the largest social networking site in the world with over 2 billion monthly active users on average, and with reported 5 new profiles created on the site every second.
And this is all for a good reason, Facebook is fun to use as you can engage in numerous activities on the site such as like and share pictures, watch videos, post selfies, comment on other people’s posts and so much more.
But the only downside of the massive social network Facebook is the fact that it doesn’t really respect its users’ privacy.
Facebook sells your personal information
Facebook makes the vast majority of its revenue from advertising. In just 2017 alone, Facebook has generated over $39.9 billion from advertising.
Advertisers and companies from around the world are using the Facebook advertising platform for one primary reason: targeting.
Since Facebook constantly collects personal data and knows so much about its users, advertisers can easily reach users who are interested in their products and services better than most other advertising platforms online.
Facebook’s business model revolves around collecting their users’ data, invading their privacy, and selling their personal data to advertisers to generate revenue.
With that said, many people are just fine with that, and others accept that fact only because they can’t find any other social media platform like Facebook.
But is that really the case?
Believe it or not, till this day there are people who don’t have (or have deleted) their Facebook account, but they’re on other social media platforms and apps, it seems that not everyone likes to use Facebook.
So without further ado, here are some great alternatives to Facebook…
Donald Trump’s favorite social media site is more entertaining than ever.
Over the past 12 years, you’ve helped make Twitter what it is today. Here’s a look back at some of the fun moments along the way.
— Twitter (@Twitter) March 21, 2018
Twitter is a well-known and popular social networking site, and is a favorite for many celebrities and business people around the world. Not only that, but most people also use it as a news hub to learn about the current events happening in the world.
And if you like to use #hashtags, you will find Twitter really enjoyable, I promise you that.
While this is technically a social media company owned by Facebook, it is still one of the most popular social networking sites right now.
The image-focused social networking mobile app is perfect for those who seek joy in watching breath-taking and delicious pictures of food all day, Instagram’s heavy focus on imagery is the reason why it’s a favorite for so many online users of all backgrounds.
The front page of the internet, Reddit, the user-generated site is a combination of both a forum and a social media community, but what makes Reddit so exceptional is the enormous number of its subreddits (853,824 Sub-reddits) discussing almost every topic under the sun.
Reddit is also considered one of the most visited websites in the world with 330 million users, it’s unquestionably the most entertaining, interesting, and engaging community on the internet.
Steemit.com is just like any other social media platform, but it’s way of running things is a lot similar to Reddit.
But there are only two main innovative differences with Steemit, (1) Steemit is a blockchain-powered social media platform and (2) it reards users with cryptocurrency for their quality user-generated content.
Steemit is a great way to spend time on social media while at the same time getting rewarded for your attention and content.
Dubbed ‘the new Instagram’, Vero is a hot new social media platform with an ad-free experience with the option to subscribe to paid features.
Vero is one of the most talked about social networks recently, and it’s growing like wildfire. Vero gives it’s users the option to choose who to share their content with, just like real life.
Vero also makes sharing posts about movies, music, photos, books, and links easier than any other social network.
While it’s still in the early adopter phase, this social network could grow big one day, so you may as well get used to it now.
While Facebook is still the most widely-used and well-known social networking site today, the above social networks are also great alternatives if you don’t like Facebook anymore, plus you may find some of them even more enjoyable to spend your time on than Facebook.