Facebook Thinks It’s A Utility
There's a lot of talk these days about Facebook's radical steps to redefine what it's users can expect regarding their privacy. But are all that many people really leaving Facebook?
I haven't, even after reading all of this stuff. The thought process, which happens at least once with every new development, goes like this: "I should probably leave Facebook. ...But what would I replace it with? Well, I'll just go double check all my privacy settings again." There isn't anything else out there that does what Facebook does, with the community that Facebook has.
Danah Boyd has a very interesting article up on Apophenia regarding this feeling. In a nutshell, her point is this: Facebook succeeded in its goal of becoming a utility. But guess what? Utilities get regulated.Read on...