Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Facebook - Oh, the Irony!!!

Last weekend, I officially ended my relationship with Facebook.  There are a multitude of reasons for the break-up, but the straw that broke the camel's back was the mass emailing in which Facebook announced policy changes that I found untenable.

It seems as though I am not the only person who found the policy changes untenable.  Over 19,000 people commented on their unhappiness over the upcoming policy changes, and even the Electronic Privacy Information Center asked Mark Zuckerberg to withdraw the policy changes in this letter.

And Facebook agreed.  Sort of.

Now, Facebook is following their own public policies and putting the matter up to a vote.  Of course, I doubt that Facebook will be publicizing the vote, because people might actually vote against these policy changes.  But at least the new policy changes will be put in place properly.

I am still not returning to Facebook.

There is too much water under the bridge.  And I find myself not missing Facebook at all.  But I want to let my readers know that Facebook is, perhaps, doing the right thing.  Or at least doing the least painful thing that lets them still get their way.

Au revoir, Facebook.

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