Like you, I found my forum for tech enthusiasts, which I’d joined a decade ago, decided that the only way you could now interact was via Facebook. So, I wrote a letter asking why they were tossing my information under the bus — as certainly THEY, more than anyone, understands how it all works. The reply? Sucks to be you (with your old-fashioned sense of right & wrong), we’re out for the bucks. So, I closed my account & never looked back.
I hate it & I hate that the world is being socially-manipulated & railroaded into slavery. This, is only the beginning, I’m afraid (& I do mean AFRAID).