»[…] Wir müssen feststellen, dass wir uns etwas vormachen, wenn wir glauben StartUps, also Firmen, also auf Gewinnerzielung ausgerichtete Unternehmungen würden das freie Internet erhalten und gegen die Eingriffsversuche von Staaten verteidigen. Das ist Tineff! Pseudoliberales Gefasel. Das Gegenteil ist der Fall. Die Firmen saugen unsere free speech aus uns raus und wenn sie genug Content zusammengerafft haben, ziehen sie einen elektronischen Zaun darum und weisen uns die Tür. […]«

Nico Brünjes, »Twitter Angst«

the return of the notes about facebook


→ More Reasons Why You Should Still Quit Facebook


Read Write Web

→ Why Facebook is Wrong: Privacy Is Still Important

→ What Happens When You Deactivate Your Facebook Account

→ Does Facebook Really Want a Semantic Web?



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some (more) notes about facebook

i still don’t know if i gonna stay there but meanwhile some more words to consider …

facebook’s gone rogue; it’s time for an open alternative

[…] 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. […]

ryan singel (wired epicenter)

the evolution of privacy on facebook

[…] facebook hasn’t always managed its users’ data well. in the beginning, it restricted the visibility of a user’s personal information to just their friends and their «network» (college or school). over the past couple of years, the default privacy settings for a facebook user’s personal information have become more and more permissive […]

Matt McKeon

conversations about the internet #5: anonymous facebook employee

[…] we track everything. every photo you view, every person you’re tagged with, every wall-post you make, and so forth. […]

– anonymous facebook employee

(how to) permanently delete your facebook account

[…] deactivating your facebook account is pretty much worthless. it’s facebook’s deceptive and very smart practice of luring you into a false sense of security by making you think you’ve removed your account, personal data and license to your ip (intellectual property) from the service when actually you haven’t. […]


some notes about facebook


i don’t know if i gonna stay there but meanwhile some words to consider …

facebook further reduces your control over personal information

«[…] facebook users would be better off and better able to express themselves if they could choose whether or not to link their interests and activities to a community, if they decide to list them.»

kurt opsahl, eff

… facebook just seized control of the internet

«[…] its claws for pulling in outside content are now razor-sharp. it’s going to be very hard for anyone to escape. […]»

mg siegler, techcrunch

facebook: considered harmful,… — or read this, think and then deactivate.

«[…] long story even longer, this is another step in the direction of evil empire for a site that was built upon the concept of privacy. i think it is high time those of us who care about our privacy to find another place to share our experiences, photos, etc with each other. […]»

chris j. davis

updates 20100425.1929

das facebook like-button-battle: gefällt mir (nicht)?

pros and cons (in german)

the age of facebook

[…] someday, maybe a decade from now, some new technology will rise and allow other companies to threaten facebook. but until then there is little to stop them. their march to dominance has just begun.

michael arrington

“facebook like button”-plugins for wordpress poppin’ up like mushrooms

… counted so far 76

updates 20100426.1328

facebook & co: glasperlen gegen perlen

[…] sie bieten glasperlen gegen echte perlen. sie verhalten sich wie conquistadoren gegenüber den eingeborenen der neuen welt, des neuen web. wie dealer zu junkies. kostenloses anfixen. ich halte facebook für eine bedrohung gegenüber den communities und des neuen web. twitter ist ein waisenknabe dagegen. […]

cem basman

facebook? – gefällt mir nicht…

[…] die machen nicht sich dran – die haben das web bereits erobert! […]


like buttons falling from the sky

[…] your friends’ faces will show up on websites where they’ve clicked the “like” button. think about that. you’re on joe’s website. you see your wife’s, girlfriend’s, and minister’s faces smiling at you from joe’s website. […]

jeffrey zeldman

swissmiss about “likebutton.me”

[…] i am not a facebook fan, but this definitely made me look. […]

swissmiss (about likebutton.me)