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As more of mass usage moves to Facebook, I’m increasingly disconnected from how EVERYONE else uses tech. I should care, but I just don’t.
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I’m mostly just scared for how badly Facebook is going to mess it all up. Of all tech giants, they seem least responsible with their power.
they don’t even pretend to give a crap
Well at least people aren't strapping Facebook-backed devices to their faces. Wait... ...Uh-oh
what worries me: maybe they're simply the least focused/competent when it comes to hiding their irresponsibility.
I have lost long time website clients because they "don't need one when they have a FB page." No concept of the control loss.
always seems to have the best take on fb. Makes me want to join and stay away at the same time.
We all thought the same thing about Microsoft circa 2000 or so. It’ll pass whether we grind our teeth or not.
Root on every server and dev in prod are totally responsible practices and don't result in near-constant privacy breaches...
“we accidentally destroyed everything due to a technical glitch, but we'll restore it”
I'm not scared. I don't own their stock.
I never understood your point. I use Facebook, its like Twitter, only more text and weird timeline. Nothing evil.
do you think the same for instagram and whatsapp as well?
based on what? News you've read? Or actually using Facebook?
my generation hardly uses it anymore. You have nothing to worry about.
long time fan here, what makes you say this? Hurts to read because it's not what I feel or see out of my coworkers every day.
Facebook wouldn't take your headphone jack or sell you a pro machine with a $40 GPU. They'd probably give you 9 headphone jacks
although they do good things like end to end encryption in their messenger
"move fast and break things" a great formula for a startup, not necessarily for critical global mass infrastructure.
that's an area of struggle for me and my locale. Facebook is the only 'tech' here.
Facebook is the worst thing that's ever happened to the Internet. If you disagree, there is no need to reply. I don't need to know.
'least responsible with their power' agreed and that was sadly evident from the beginning
Please. Facebook jumped the shark like 5 years ago. @marcoarment @drwave
Facebook still doesn’t hist podcasts, so you’re in the clear…for now.
Dude you never log in to our BBS anymore
He just keeps typing 'pine' to see if he got any email today.
same, my main reason for not leaving facebook is that i don't want to lose touch with the biggest media platform on earth
you're not missing anything
Be thankful you haven't discovered Snapchat yet.
same here, it’s one fear of missing out that I just don’t feel
Facebook is the worst possible confluence of user-hostile practices, copyright indifference, and extortion as a business model.
Right there with you.
science is on your side
Are You Happier Without Facebook?
Facebook is a better designed social network than basically everything else. It's a shame it's run by Facebook.
used it back in 2005sh. Deleted everything in 2009sh on FB. Having really felt like I was missing anything.
are you not on FB? I'm not, and tend to feel like an outlier.
I’m not far away from deleting my Facebook account. Still some friends who only want to communicate there, though.
You mean as more people enter their 50s and use Facebook. Younger people hardly use it.
Zuck's ultimate genius is not caring about 'good' product. He gets what regular people use.
The Internet has passed you by. You'll have to hang out with the Slashdot crowd.
I also fear that other parts of the Internet will lose money and weather away as Facebook ascends to be everyone's homepage.
also stuff like companies or entertainers putting "exclusive" content on Facebook (like a making-of or interviews) depresses me
Yup. My sentiment exactly
How do you cope? I use it because I have to because everyone else does, but I don't like it.
Why do you think you should care?
I hate facebook. Can't understand the appeal of such an addiction of millions of people.
People under 20 could care less about FB (i.e. FB is for old people who can't figure out how to navigate in Snapchat)