Sunday, May 09, 2010

The End of Facebook?

I don't do Facebook, but here's this at Metafilter.

[Update: The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook.]


Blogger Random Michelle K said...

I do Facebook, and although I am not enamored of it, I do like being able to check--all in one place--how my family and friends are doing.

Since the only application I use is Twitter to Facebook, and my Twitter account is public, I'm not much worried about the privacy settings--you aren't going to see anything there you couldn't discover on my public website.

Do I like what Facebook is doing in regards to privacy? No, I don't. However, I also recognize they are providing me a service for free, and as such, I don't see as how I have much right to cry and complain what they do with their site.

The way I see it, if a service is free, I have no guarantee anything on that site will remain private, so if I want something to remain private--don't make it available there.

6:33 PM  
Blogger lovable liberal said...

In any medium, who pays the bills is who calls the tune. Facebook's purpose is to provide carefully screened and narrowcast-able eyes to ad buyers and marketers.

We users are the supply of raw materials. Nonetheless, we do have the negotiating power of our availability. Even spring lamb gets some good treatment so that it doesn't die before the desired moment.

Shaming FB via a media hue and cry into being better is a good thing. But trust FB? Nope.

10:15 AM  

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