I’m on Facebook. I don’t need a website.

Or do you?

For many small business owners, putting up a free Facebook page was a welcome substitute for building and maintaining a company website.  Back in 2015, well before the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Adweek posted an article describing the positive effects that a Facebook page can have on your business.   In the end however, their final conclusion and response to “Can a Facebook Page Replace a Small Business Website?” was a bold NO:

To create the kind of digital presence that is required for a small business to succeed in today’s world, a dedicated website isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity.


Adding credence to the notion that a Facebook page cannot replace a small business website is the fact that, in the wake of the scandal, your audience is most probably dwindling.  From Cher to Brian Acton, celebrities and billionaires alike are deleting their accounts.

Brian Acton, a co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging service, told his tens of thousands of followers on Tuesday to delete Facebook. The social network acquired WhatsApp in a $19 billion deal in 2014.

New York Times

The hashtag #DeleteFacebook appeared more than 10,000 times on Twitter within a two-hour period on Wednesday, according to the analytics service ExportTweet. On Tuesday, it was mentioned 40,398 times, according to the analytics service Digimind.

New York Times

Even those of us who aren’t rich or famous are beginning to read the writing on the wall (no pun intended).  Dan Clark, a retired Navy veteran maintained two Facebook accounts and has deleted them both.

There are just so many ways nowadays to stay in contact: phones, email, instant message, Gab, which is a social network that doesn’t censor anything.  Facebook is more obsolete than people would think.

Dan Clark

A retired Navy veteran in Maine

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