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ah a "Why FB is evil" article, here come the slew of HN'ers to proclaim their deletion of FB years ago. I myself have no issues with the social network, I keep up with friends, family and it isn't a time suck for me anymore than HN.



And contrarians who revel in their "I'm not snobbish like you all" Regular Joe aura. At least the ones who talk about why they quit stick to their own experiences rather than belittling others who still find value in it.


> At least the ones who talk about why they quit stick to their own experiences

> I myself have no issues with the social network, I keep up with friends, family and it isn't a time suck for me anymore than HN.


I'm taking issue with his first sentence, not second.


That is naturally what gated community members seem to do to outsiders...


Pretty soon we're going to need an "Anti-Facebook Evangelism Strike Force" or an "Open Web Evangelism Strike Force." Judging by the way people throw the word "evil" around here, you'd think Facebook was murdering kittens and using human batteries to power Free Basics, as Zuckerberg sat on a throne of acquired-company logos laughing to himself.

How dare Facebook provide limited internet to the developing world instead of nothing at all...


"How dare Facebook provide limited internet to the developing world instead of nothing at all..."

Agreed. The intent and likely outcome of that was pretty evil.

You may be fine with Facebook controlling the flow of information. I'm not. I don't live in the developing world but am delighted to see efforts to that end stifled (where it has happened).

Other than that, as a social network, I don't have a hard issue with Facebook. I'm sure it's fine for lots of people. Friends and family use it and seem to get something out of it. It's not my type of thing so never had an account but I don't perceive it as evil.

I guess I perceive Facebook something like a used car salesman or owner of a dive bar in a bad neighborhood or a porn aggregator. A little shady, probably not to be intrinsically trusted and not the kind of thing I want to be around, but not necessarily evil.




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