Fuck Facebook(daringfireball.net)

6 years ago from Pedro Pinto, Product

  • Jim RenaudJim Renaud, 6 years ago

    I respect the hell out of Gruber and even agree with most of his commentary in this regard and I worked at Facebook (don't tell John P. or he may have me tried for war crimes).

    I guess my counterpoint to his argument is that most people who use Facebook do not think of their posts as "content" the way Gruber does. Most of the people who share on Facebook want and sometimes need their content shared on a closed platform. See the abuse many women get posting to the open web or more open platforms like Twitter. I like that I can share my photos of my kids, what I am up to and a bit more personal information to my friends and family who are mostly on the other side of the continent from me. I want that content in a closed system. So does Gruber. He is an avid Slack user. I doubt he'd appreciate his Slack content leaking.

    As a blogging platform, Facebook would not be my first choice. I'd probably write to my own blog or Medium and then link it to my closed Facebook network if I thought my friends and family would care. Just as I would send the link to some professional Slack groups I'm on.

    I'm glad Gruber is challenging Facebook in this regard. I just find this more of Fuck Facebook Users, than Facebook. They are just using the wrong tool. I can turn a screw with pliers, but it would be better with a screwdriver and in many cases a drill.

    5 points