Friday, May 14, 2010

Users hate Facebook's approach to privacy. They'll get over it. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out; check the full post (and comments) for a timely snapshot

Facebook's history mirrors that of other imperialist states—frequent periods of radical expansion, followed by intense conflict, grudging acceptance, and then full-throated proletarian enthusiasm. In moments like this one—when tech luminaries are slamming Facebook for flagrantly disregarding users' privacy—it's that last point that tends to be purged from our memories. It's undeniable, though, that every previous imbroglio has ended the same way: We all shrug our shoulders, consider the problem fixed, and go back to goofing off on Facebook.

Users hate Facebook's approach to privacy. They'll get over it. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

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