I doubt very much that anyone will notice or care, but lest you think I unfriended you on Facebook, I did not — I deactivated my account. Reason being, my news feed was suddenly flooded with sponsored posts of sexist cartoons, and given how often I post about feminist stuff and how sudden and overwhelming this deluge was, I don’t think it’s overly paranoid to assume I was being targeted with one of Facebook’s engagement experiments.
I don’t actually have anything against free online services experimenting with user data, but I’m not going to be bombarded with offensive shit just so I can look at pictures of my friends’ lunches, so I’m done with that. Anyway, I’ve always meant to stop wasting my time on Facebook, and start wasting my time on Twitter and Instagram. I might even blog more! But probably not.