Facebook is unlikely to shut down tomorrow; nor is Twitter, or Instagram, or any other major social network.
But they could. And it would be a good exercise to reflect on the fact that, should any or all of them disappear, no user would have any legal or practical recourse !!
I started thinking about this situation even before #deletefacebook.
We need to revivify the open Web and teach others especially those who have never known the open Webto learn to live extramurally: outside the walls of the tech giants What do I mean by the open Web? I mean the World Wide Web as created by Tim Berners-Lee and extended by later coders.
If you want to connect and express yourself online, the best way to do so is to
own your own website.
Let's be honest and cut through the marketing fluff. You need a website that looks amazing and actually works. Bottom line, that's what I do. And if you want to learn more about working with me,