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Also, said nobody ever.


We’d vaguely heard Gautam John had quit. Facebook. Twitter. And also Instagram (owned by Facebook). John is the director of strategy at Nilekani Philanthropies, the not-for-profit foundation instituted by Rohini Nilekani. So, we reached out to him, with a simple ‘why?’ What happened?

“I quit Facebook first—I think I deleted my account just before the Indian elections,” he replies on email. “While the proximate cause was an utter mess of a newsfeed driven by the elections, it had been something I was toying with for a while.