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New York Times article where bloggers are facebook resisters

Original post made by susie, Charleston Meadows, on Dec 14, 2011

This was really scary to me.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I'd like to see a public corporation somewhat like NPR or something create a Facebook like site that was public where everyone had an account based on their social security number or something - relative to the site, but what just a directory of people - which is what Facebook is good for. For sites that need real ID this could be useful.

FB merely uses the necessity for a directory of people and the fear of anything governmental to foist a poorly designed, poorly performing platform for ads and stupid games, not to mention no regulation, no privacy, and who knows what the hell is going on with one's data there?

If there was a "public" site like I mentioned, Facebook would dry up and have to compete with every other social network service, and it would not do so well because it is about the lamest design I've ever seen.

It continually amazes me just how bad search and other sites are compared to what they could be. The model of a really good side to me is Amazon.Com, it is well designed, fast, innovative, customer oriented, provider oriented ... Amazon is brilliant.

Google, Facebook, Yahoo, You-Tube, etc suck because they have just rely on their name recognition and too-big-too fail to suck money in without investing anything in R&D and innovation. Like Microsoft ... the Microsoft Model, let everyone else innovate and buy them up. It does not seem to have really done so well in terms of what the US patent system is suppposed to do - spur innovation and creativity. All the creativity comes from outside there monolithic bastions of hierarchical corporatism.


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