Jonathan LaCour has done some great work freeing himself from Facebook and Instagram, and his post is a good starting point for others who want to do the same. So far, I confess, I have not felt the need myself. There are no photographs in either of those silos that I don't have a copy of (actually, the original, not a copy) on my desktop computer. And any text I may have place on FB is also either a copy of something here or else completely insubstantial. Heck, I'm still bringing in old blog posts to my new system by hand, very slowly, and I haven't begun to bring in old posts from a previous incarnation of this stream. Maybe it is because I was an independent blogger long before either FB or IG saw the light of day, but I have never regarded those places as worthy of original material.