Daniel Miller

What Is Facebook?

Calling Facebook a Utility Would Only Make Things Worse

Facebook is massive.

Facebook is not a utility.

I think of Facebook as a kind of cable TV channel, an interactive ESPN of friends and connections.

Facebook is not going away quickly


Is deleting Facebook a luxury?

There’s a certain degree of personal, material security required to walk away: Facebook and culture writ large are entwined.

Facebook, with over 2 billion users, is often described as a ‘country’ unto itself


You can’t just tell everyone to leave Facebook

Facebook may be required for someone’s job, the only way to keep in touch with far-flung family and friends, or simply the cheapest and easiest way to connect with like-minded individuals.

Calls to leave the Facebook don’t reckon with the thorniest ways it has entrenched itself in our lives.

Facebook’s personal and professional uses can be inextricably linked for independent artists…for artists who run their own marketing, Facebook’s services are invaluable.


I disagree with some of the content and most of the sentiment of the above three articles.

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