* We Stole Your Pictures, Now We’re Going To Sue You (2010-May-03) [The Russian Photos Blog]
* A Snow Crash T-Shirt! “The Deliverator belongs to an elite order…” [Think Geek]
Did you want privacy with that? Tough!
Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams of world domination. It’s time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with something open and distributed.
Facebook used to be a place to share photos and thoughts with friends and family and maybe play a few stupid games that let you pretend you were a mafia don or a homesteader. It became a very useful way to connect with your friends, long-lost friends and family members. Even if you didn’t really want to keep up with them.
— Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative (2010-May-07) [WIRED]
Can you spot the spin?
Another painful element comes from professional frustration. It’s clear that despite our efforts, we are not doing a good enough job communicating the changes that we’re making. Even worse, our extensive efforts to provide users greater control over what and how they share appear to be too confusing for some of our more than 400 million users. That’s not acceptable or sustainable. But it’s certainly fixable. You’re pointing out things we need to fix.
— Facebook Executive Answers Reader Questions (2010-May-11) [NY Times]