There’s nothing from Facebook today.’I said to one of the reporters ‘Hey do you want to hear a funny story? And soon enough, every single news station in the city was outside my office.
Then it went on all the national news websites, and then it went international.
Fortunately for Mark, his usage of Facebook was so confined to surveiling his children that the impact of being banned on Facebook was limited. Every year, ordinary people find that their social media presence completely excised.
The role of social networking and social media in our society is so significant that being exiled from it is sort of like when Romeo was banished to Mantua.
I’m interested in personal message like “Hey, I went to movie X last night. The first message was an Orwellian Facebook Big Brother is watching you headline. Facebook Spam application " data-medium-file="https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/faceook-spam-application.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/faceook-spam-application.jpg? w=640" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-198" src="https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/faceook-spam-application.jpg? w=300&h=206" alt="Facebook Spam application" srcset="https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/faceook-spam-application.jpg? w=300&h=206 300w, https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/faceook-spam-application.jpg? w=600&h=412 600w, https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/faceook-spam-application.jpg? w=150&h=103 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" / Can’t say it any clearer.
The second one was a personal message from a friend. While a lot of Facebook’s intentions (and those that create Facebook applications), might be to provide the user a good time, it is spammy as hell. Which reminds me that I need to talk to the person sending me that stuff too 😉 Facebook is about data hogging, not about user value Facebook isn’t there to provide its users with value.
Moving to another service with your data is impossible. w=469" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-191" src="https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/facebook-newsfeed1.jpg? w=208&h=300" alt="My Facebook newsfeed" width="208" height="300" srcset="https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/facebook-newsfeed1.jpg?
Getting your data out leads to account deletion (not data deletion, that remains with Facebook). w=209" data-large-file="https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/facebook-newsfeed1.jpg? w=208&h=300 208w, https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/facebook-newsfeed1.jpg? w=416&h=598 416w, https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/facebook-newsfeed1.jpg? w=104&h=150 104w" sizes="(max-width: 208px) 100vw, 208px" / They might have been the first to implement them, but the newsfeed sucks.
It needs to do this in order to fuel it’s business model (that is why the business model is wrong).
Facebook is a large walled garden that allows users in but never, ever let’s them out.
Even after deletion fo an account your data is still within the Facebook databases.
I was taking a flight and I went through security, and I had to show them my ID and the guy looks at me and says ‘Oh my God! ’, and I’m like ‘Do you think I’d be flying Southwest Airlines if I was him? For Mark, getting a Facebook account was by no means a trivial task.
On the basis of him sharing a name with the founder, he had to send off copies of his birth certificate, driver’s license and even his Indiana bar association certificate just to even open an account.
I don’t like customer lock-in, I want customer freedom. They use the free but ad-based business model which is fine when you are a giant search company, but really sucks when your main objective should be allowing your users to interact. It’s merely trespassing in conversations between friends. Facebook newsfeed example " data-medium-file="https://vanelsas.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/facebook-newsfeed1.jpg? I recently took a picture of my own newsfeed and it has learned me that one of my friends is playing Scrabble, three people added an application, someone had changed his profile picture (which was sort of obvious as I could already see that it had changed), and some advertisement for large Facebook groups I should be in.