Long time listener but first time poster.
I was checking the latest episode yesterday and the discussion about using Facebook made me want to chime in.
With all due respect, those of us who, like Jono, say there’s no problem in them using Facebook (or other social media engaged in massive collecting of users’ data, for that matter), fail to see the real problem there, IMHO.
It’s not a matter of sharing info you’d feel uncomfortable being made public, that’s not the problem at all. The problem is profiling. Think about what happened in the US election or Brexit: if what is claimed about Cambridge Analytica is true - and actually I think it doesn’t matter much, because it may not be true now, but will be one day if things keep going this way -, these companies use your preferences, interests, fears and so on to figure out what would make the most effect on forming your opinions on a given topic of their interest.
The takeaway here is that even if you use these services in “read-only mode”, youre already giving all the information they need to figure out that this or that subject is sensitive to you and that one is not. More than enough to keep threatening our democracies.
All the best to everyone!