We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites. Yes. Yes we should.

But for people who came of age in the early 2000s, sharing our lives online is second nature, and largely came without consequences. There was no indication that something we’d been conditioned to do would be quickly weaponized against us.

Maybe there wasn’t an indication back in the early- to mid-00s (and maybe I’m a bit cynical) but assuming any data that you hand over to anyone is going to be used with ill intent is really the only logical approach… and there have been many, many indications since then that any data you provide will be weaponized against you, so why do people still do it?