F’ed Over: What happens when Facebook closes your account.
Chris Stout-Hazard

I understand why others like Facebook, and I can see the value for business owners. It wasn’t a good fit for me and I don’t like their business ethics, so I choose not to support them by having an account. What’s interesting to me is that people view Facebook almost like a public utility now rather than as a business, for which the users are the product. When Facebook does something they don’t agree with, such as the recent real name policy issue, the disgruntled users create petitions, meet with Facebook leaders, organize marches, and are still not satisfied. I understand that Facebook is the current leading social network, but it won’t always be. If enough users left Facebook over these problems, other networks would fill the gaps, and Facebook would be incentivized to actually fix their issues.

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