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[liberationtech] CNN writer on leaving Facebook

Jon Lebkowsky jon.lebkowsky at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 13:36:23 PST 2013


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Paul Bernal (LAW) <Paul.Bernal at uea.ac.uk>wrote:

>  2. On real names, it's as much about fighting the bigger battle for the
> need to allow anonymity. If real names becomes the norm, we're in real
> trouble when the going gets tough...
>

I think there's room for platforms that do both, and maybe a great
opportunity for someone to develop something like the Tor Project of social
networks.


> 3. The monetization issue isn't just about what's happening now, but that
> there's an increasing drive to squeeze revenue from our data. Sponsored
> stories, the Instagram saga etc just give a clue where it's headed.
>

I get the point of voting with your feet, but I don't think a few people
leaving FB will fix the age-old problem of greed. It's a wicked problem.


> 4. Profiling is an issue for more people than you might think - the
> Raytheon RIOT stuff hints at that. More on that tomorrow!
>

Looking forward to hearing more.


> 5. Again, think of the extended use of this - Facebook will be mined more
> and more by those with less benign uses.
>

Would love to hear more about that, but I think this comes back to digital
literacy, thinking about what you share.


> 6. Yes, there ARE alternatives, but who's using them? Ask a class of my
> students, and they're ALL on Facebook...
>

Right, but a popular service is not necessarily a monopoly. I could get an
argument that we have an oligopoly (the stacks).

best,
Jon


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