My two cents on social media:
I had never thought I will defend social media in general and Facebook in particular, but in all honesty being an ex-pat who wants to communicate and stay in touch with a large family spread around in various countries on a few continents, social media is for me the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to manage it.
On a typical day I can have a chat with a niece in Finland on Viber
, see photos from my brother from Hong Kong on Facebook
, post a photo to Instagram
for my sister to see, see a video of my cousin's sons playing football in Dublin on Facebook
, laugh for Dinesh
' joke on WhatsApp
and end the day with a Skype
video chat with my son. All this either from my couch or on the road using mobile phone.
All this free of charge as I would have the Internet connection in any case even without these services.
About the original topic: I believe I would have reacted exactly as Indianacarnie did, deleted my account on a web service if they only gave me the option to join a certain social media in order to continue my membership. As I already am in Facebook I might have accepted the conditions in this case but I most definitely had not joined a new social media site only to access another service.