Removing Ads and Recommended Videos from Facebook and YouTube Creates a Much Better Experience

To truly eradicate social media companies’ effect on our lives, we have to counter the ways in which they manipulate our behavior.

The Zen of Simplifying My Facebook and YouTube Experience

Credit: Nudge
My Youtube homepage with no “recommended” videos
I made Facebook’s bar pink through FB Purity.
No chat feature and unnaturally extended posts make my FB experience delightfully dysfunctional.
FB Purity allows you to change the “like” emojis.

Awareness and Boredom

Taking Control From Social Media Makes Us More Connected

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