Every day, millions of people mindlessly pump content into social networks that are owned by someone else. These massive data silos plaster your feed with advertising and blatantly disregard user privacy. It’s a symbiotic relationship wherein you are the product being sold, but you have no control.
Even Twitter, which many saw as the last vestige of social networking sanity, appears to be inching closer to filtered feeds, experimenting with an algorithmic approach to the timeline in order to deliver content they deem relevant to you. All the major social outlets are starting to pollute users’ feeds with content they don’t want to see; it’s the inevitable byproduct of mining user data for profit.