Evidence of how Facebook has sold itself out

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Zach Becker

I saw the following exchange on one of my friend’s Facebook pages.

“Garrett took the quiz, Which sexual position best suits you. His result is cowgirl.”

Comments:

“I find that disgusting.” – Lucille.

“Sorry Aunt Lucille” – Garrett.

Anyone remember the days before Facebook sold out? Before you had to worry that your aunt or grandma might see which sexual position a quiz says you prefer?

I see the future downfall of Facebook spelled out in that exchange.

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  1. I think what you’re pointing out is how our relationship to our online lives is evolving. I think by now it’s “common knowledge” that Bill Gates can’t track who you forward an email to and isn’t going to pay people to forward email. Everyone gradually learns to become more savvy media consumers.

    Plus, in order to sell out, you have to be authentic in the first place, and Facebook never felt authentic to me. Facebook claims to own the content you post to it forever, even after you delete your account. Check out this article about it:
    http://amandafrench.net/2009/02/16/facebook-terms-of-service-compared/