Those who know me realize that I have as much use for Facebook as I have for a hair dryer. I don’t like Facebook, don’t trust the people who run it, and will not patronize it. To my mind, Facebook is the webification of evil.
For a while there, I felt like a voice in the wilderness. When I first began my jeremiad against Facebook, few were willing to join the dissenting chorus. Everybody was too busy doing things on Facebook to pay notice to the critics who weren’t on it.
Perhaps the worm has turned. I think it’s an encouraging sign that somebody as influential as Jason Calacanis has taken pointed issue with Facebook Uber Alles, the company’s dishonest, jackbooted, unethical crusade to subjugate the Internet to its self-aggrandizing ends.
Anyway,, I encourage you to read Calacanis’ forceful, passionate repudiation of Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It has the dual virtue of being entertaining and true.