The end of Facebook

For me, anyway. Facebook never really worked for me anyway; but on top of that, there are lots of serious privacy concerns — see, for example: Facebook gives your info to advertisers, gets caught in the act, promises to stop; EFF’s Bill of Privacy Rights for Social Network Users; MoveOn’s “Did you see what Facebook is trying to do?“; Openbook; Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant); and the many links at Quit Facebook Day.

Which brings us to today. I decided to quit, and figured I might as well do it on Quit Facebook Day

I support the move to create an open-source, de-centralized, not-for-whoring-to-corporations alternative to Facebook; maybe Diaspora will be that; we’ll see.

31. May 2010 by Ron
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