Case Newton, for The Verge
In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $16 billion, making its co-founders — Jan Koum and Brian Acton — very wealthy men. Koum continues to lead the company, but Acton quit earlier this year to start his own foundation. And he isn’t done merely with WhatsApp — in a post on Twitter today, Acton told his followers to delete Facebook.
“It is time,” Acton wrote, adding the hashtag #deletefacebook. Acton, who is worth $6.5 billion, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. WhatsApp declined to comment. Read More
With the way technology has been evolving, data from any platform can be curated, analyzed and made use of. People are entitled to being enraged, but should social media really face the brunt of it all? Most importantly, is deleting Facebook really an answer?