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I deleted my Facebook account back in 2017. If you still have an Facebook account, maybe think again if you really need it. There's this site and Kev Quirk also wrote a list of reasons why using Facebook might be a bad idea.

Although I have no Facebook account anymore, I still use WhatsApp and Instagram. WhatsApp is really popular in Germany (despite being owned by Facebook) and without WhatsApp you would socially exclude yourself from too many things. All university groups are coordinated via WhatsApp - although I study computer science and people there have technical knowledge, it's sad… I only use it for group chats though, because almost all my contacts use Telegram.

In the past I used Instagram to share moments from my life, stay in touch with some people and get to know new people, but since I've been in a happy relationship, my Instagram usage decreased to almost zero. I will probably export everything and post pictures on PixelFed or maybe a section on my website or blog instead.

Telegra.ph is Telegram’s new Medium alternative made for easy and also anonymous publishing. It’s quite similar to Medium, except the need to log in. Of course you CAN log in, but it isn’t necessary. I build an app for this new platform, because visiting Telegra.ph in the mobile browser on my phone worked, but text formatting didn’t. A month ago I started this project and it was just a simple wrapper, which uses the build in WebView on Android, so formatting still didn’t work.
Jan-Lukas Else
20 years old student who writes about everything he cares about.