Facebook is filled with some smart ass motherfuckers.
They came right when Gen XYZ (or whatever we’re called) became fed up with Myspace. You know, the other clusterfuck site where people’s personal spaces are overloaded by Flash and glitter? Where profile pictures are simply shameless and the nicknames are atrocious. I swear, if I see another: ~tHeOnEuLoSt~ and 2GooD4U I will slit my wrist a trillion times over (that’s just an analogy, I am not suicidal)
In came Facebook and sold us. Their users are real people with real information. Not only did they grab the fed up on Myspace crowd, they created an avenue everyone and their mothers (literally) can use. They filled a need.
Now there are millions of users that aren’t teenagers. Really. Where else can you find your kindergarten crush, first boyfriend, middle school teacher, high school arch nemesis, the college professor you had a crush on, and your grandparents? WHERE? Facebook, of course. And now that they secured all the users, they are doing whatever the fuck they want. And you know what? That is so not okay.
I am starting to feel like a lab rat.
The thing that pisses me off the most and guilty of as well, is this: As much as we all complain about the useless applications, the invites, the spam, the privacy issues – we continue using them. Facebook’s various partnerships concern me, but I can not get a clear grasp of what it means to me – specifically us, the users.
Do we continue using Facebook and hope another comparable service pops up so we can… migrate? Do we try to push for OpenID? Will that really help? All I know is Facebook is seriously some smart ass motherfuckers and for now, as much as we bitch, we are not going anywhere and neither are they. And I would be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned. Concerened by Facebook, their plans, their partnerships, their directions, and if they will eventually end up like Microsoft – monopolizing.
But would you migrate to another service? Should we let them do whatever they want? Should we be concerned with privacy and all their new partnerships?