The internet is not free.
If you aren’t exchanging something of value for what you are spending your time on then you are the product from which someone besides you is exchanging value. Google and Facebook are putting all of your signals/data to work for them. They maintain their fabulous riches by monetizing all the data you voluntarily feed into their insatiable maw. Additionally, they are gateways to big data for the rising totalitarian global surveillance state. And the social engineers are using the algorithms to wage psychological warfare on humanity.
For these reasons, and many more, I am withdrawing from the internet as panopticon. I am not going to use the internet as a public commons anymore. I am going to think of it as mostly a surveillance weapon.
I am refining my use of my “smart” phone. And I am putting my content behind a username and password.