Sunday, May 23, 2010
That's it I am removing myself from Face Book.
Removing myself permanently from FB. After having spent my career building collaborative and social networking applications since the late 80s, I am now convinced that the current FB trend to violate privacy and provide access to our personal information to third parties is crossing the line. In fact I have always been cautious of privacy matters while working at Lotus, IBM and my start-ups.
In the early 2000s I was exploring ways to empower on-line communities without using the old paradigm of the centralized main-frame (what Google and FB have been doing on the Web). I will look at my old design notes and revive some of the ideas that could resolve the current trend of turning our private information into a commercial asset.
Alternatives exist but the old way of capitalizing on advertisement is a hard habit for them to let go. Until we find an alternative, you could can stay in touch with me via email or Linked-in. firstname.lastname@example.org I will cancel my account June 1st.Adieu FB.
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