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  •  as most people have started out their FB (1+ / 0-)
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    pages as a means to connect to their family and friends and posted mostly private stuff, they might have a hard time to "change the purpose" of their FB page later on without actually not using the page at all. And once people start to rely for their communication on FB they can't get rid of the habit.

    I personally won't use it. I can't stand the young guy who founded FB to be honest (I had to archive and listen to a lot of interviews he gave and my impression is that doesn't deserve my respect or admiration).

    FB has done lots of damages to people that is not reported, because most of the damage that happens is too personal to talk about it.

    I like twitter better.

    •  Like most very young founders of successful (0+ / 0-)

      tech firms, he strikes me as being a superficially very charming, very intelligent, largely amoral, and quite immature person who's basically in it for the intellectual challenge, ego trip, and money (I suspect that traditional power isn't that big a deal to them), with the societal and personal implications of their actions being mostly ignored or seen as irrelevant.

      They're basically brilliant tech-oriented libertarians who see themselves as being apart from the rest of society. Which doesn't necessarily make them "bad", but does make them potentially dangerous, because they're largely unaware of the implications of their actions, which could potentially be quite major and even harmful, nor do they appear to care that much, or worse, be capable of caring.

      We need such people in society, but we also have to be on guard with them.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 12:09:12 PM PST

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