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Old 19 February 2017, 11:22 PM
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Default Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

Story on NPR.

Zuckerberg [ . . . ] encourages us to shift how we think about Facebook: stop looking at the app as a means of recreation. Instead, think of it as the way you connect to others for work or for play. [ . . .]

It sounds noble, but behind that alluring vision is a profound power grab delivered by a savvy politician, say critics. At its core, Zuckerberg's essay reads like a call to give up our open access to the Internet and the freedom that exists in a marketplace with real competition. Rather, Facebook wants us to step into its walled garden where a handful of company chieftains set the rules and live our social, economic, and religious lives inside it.
I'm not a facebook user; but am wondering what others think of this story.
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Old 20 February 2017, 12:46 AM
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I learned long ago not to mix business and pleasure and I'm not about to start just because Facebook wants to sell more eyeballs.
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