We are taking a stand against social media. You will no longer find us on any of the big platforms (or even the small ones).

In its place, we believe in the Old Web and culture’s truest communication method: books.

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One of the world’s great human rights catastrophes is the plight of the Rohingya population of Myanmar. As it turnes out, this crisis corresponded to the arrival of Facebook, which was quickly inundated with shitposts aimed at Rohingya. At the same time, viral lies about child abductions, in that case mostly on Facebook’s WhatsApp, have destabilized parts of India. According to a United Nations report, social media is also a deadly weapon, literally, in South Sudan–because of shitposts. — Jaron Lanier, Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Accounts Right Now