In his recent testimony to congress, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook claimed the users of his website have “Complete User Control” over their content and what they see at his site.
Those of us who use Facebook know this isn’t completely true. They change things regularly without even telling us. And the more people actually look into it, the more they find enormous amounts of evidence contradicting that.
Between selling your data, categorizing you politically into Very Liberal, Liberal, Moderate, Conservative or Very Conservative, adjusting your timeline to suit their advertising agenda, limiting conservative and even some liberal posts and pages, tracking user browsing even after you log out and allowing trolls to dictate who gets blocked, the secrets just seem to keep on coming and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Is it time for more options? Maybe even a locally owned, operated and administered option with privacy we deserve and options you can’t get at Facebook?
A huge reason for the re-development of this site and the addition of the social networking system, is to give users back what they’ve lost at other sites and allow them to re-take control of their feed and content at a made in Montana alternative to Facebook. Not only do we have a secure social networking system, we also have an alternative to Craigslist in our Classifieds Marketplace, which is better than Craigslist for Montana in that it is firearms friendly and they are NOT! It can also be used by non-members. although ads cannot be managed without membership.
Members here own their content. They see all posts from everyone on their news feed, in order from latest at the top, period! Posts from all members appear chronologically, without magical algorithms of any kind and never will!
Simply Register, Login and browse the Community Timeline. There you will by default, see all posts. As the site gets busier and you want to fine tune your timeline, set the Community Feed to only those you follow. By default, those you follow are friends and groups. You can also follow posts from member profiles that you are NOT friends with.
To follow another member you are NOT friends with, click Follow on their profile page.
WYWIWYG – What You Want Is What You Get – At the new MeanwhileInMontana.com local social network.