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  •  The passive voice here is a problem. (1+ / 0-)
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    FrugalGranny
    Having been put in that position is indefensible - other than on the bizarre corporatist grounds you are promoting.
    You write in the passive voice about these organizations "having been put in that position," as if the people running those organizations had nothing to do with how they got there, as if relying on Facebook was unavoidable.

    That's not at all the case.

    They chose to rely on a service which was being given to them for free, a service whose terms or interface they knew could be changed by the people running it at any time without any recourse.

    They could have used other services that would offer them more control, but they chose not to. It wasn't Facebook that chose to (by your terms) entrust the lives of dogs to the reliability of Facebook; those organizations did.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 06:18:51 AM PST

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    •  The service is not free (0+ / 0-)

      It profits from you. And if you fail to recognize that, you are the perfect mark for them.

      •  That wasn't the point of my comment... (2+ / 0-)
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        FrugalGranny, Bailey2001

        ...and you very well know that.

        The point was that these organizations had a choice as to whether to put all of their eggs into the basket of a company that wasn't charging them for the service, that reserved the right to change the parameters of the service at any time without recourse, and whose interface was entirely out of their own control.

        They could have chosen differently, because there were many other options that would have given them more control over the interface. But they didn't.

        So why is it Facebook that is "murdering dogs" when they do something they have always reserved the right to do, and not those who entrusted their coordination to save the dogs' lives to an untrustworthy medium?

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 12:25:46 PM PST

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