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Is it time to delete your Facebook account?

In this month's duel, Cathy Rentzenbrink and James Ball go head-to-head

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA Images

Cathy Rentzenbrink: Yes

It was uncomplicated fun once, wasn’t it? A lovely, free way to share photos with our friends. Smartphones supercharged the experience. I could post photos on the move! I could narrate my life!

I wasn’t honest of course. I didn’t mean to lie exactly but didn’t want to bore anyone with my problems. I gave out the highlights; the cocktails but not the hangovers. It took me a long time to twig that I was not the consumer…

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