Q&A: Did you just delete your facebook account?

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          No – in fact, to this day, I've never had one. Same goes for Instagram and Twitter. In the beginning (OK… maybe for a few years ;-) I was a little skeptical and thought I would just sit this one out. Turns out facebook wasn't just a short-lived hype but would significantly change the face of the internet, the way people interacted with each other on a daily basis, the way people found out about your band playing a concert…

 

          Believe me, organizers and friends alike have given me a hard time about not actively promoting my music on social media for years now (however, you can find some of my bands and a few other “Natalie Elwoods” on there, one of them surprisingly enough has about the same hair color as I and also sings jazz!). I guess the outcry over the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal has changed the discourse a little bit – to my advantage, if you will.

 

          No matter what happens in the future, my “3D” friends and fans will always be my most valuable ally, more than any number of likes and clicks or retweets or what have you. Secondly, I will keep trying to encourage people to step outside their bubble (and to do the same myself) and to spend less of their life time with “facebook anxiety” or giving up their privacy for free only to be bombarded with ads. Here, I said it. I simply do not like this product.

 

(If you feel the same you might enjoy listening to this :-)

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