I'm jumping over here due to the now infamous regulations that will be put into place on Twitter come December 18th of 2017. If you don't know what I'm talking about, Twitter stated that starting on this date, Twitter will monitor its users "on and off the site" and will suspend your account if you do something they disagree with.
I want to make it extremely clear from the get-go that I am a vehement advocate of Internet privacy, and have become tired of companies like Google, Facebook, and the aforementioned Twitter pulling stunts like the one I described. Privacy is a natural right, and companies shouldn't encroach on those rights just to make more money.
So, why did I choose FriendProject, of all websites? As I have stated, I am transitioning away from all the regular social media sites, and I want to establish a clear aesthetic for myself as one that only exists on old, retro corners of the Internet, where the DIY ethic and carefree nature of all those old websites still runs free. I feel this is a fitting niche for me, and I can only hope that others wake up to how corporate the regular Internet has become and use whatever platforms they want in order to tailor their Internet experience to how they want it. The Internet is by very nature for the people, after all.
I hope you will enjoy my presence on this website.
Yup, this is true - Twitter is going full Gestapo and Facebook is considering similar tactics too. At this point, you'd have to be insane to use either site. Regarding privacy, there is no "100% solution," but you can take some steps to minimize your exposure: VPN, proxies, ad-blockers, spoofing browser fingerprinting, etc. Keep in mind that hardware is backdoored too these days. And if you're on Windows 10, don't even bother to do anything because everything on your device goes directly to Microsoft and their "partners." Same with Chrome or any other Google service. Welcome to 1984. ;-)
off the site?! what do they mean by that... O_o i haven't used my twitter in months but thats super scary that they could be watching me and punish me because i did something i didn't even know they could see... i don't use this word a lot because to me it's super over used but this is legitimately orwellian.