Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of ProprietarySocialNetworks


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Jul 1, 2011, 1:58:02 PM (6 years ago)
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dkg
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  • ProprietarySocialNetworks

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    22= The Problem with Proprietary Social Networks =
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    4 We've received requests from friends and family with the best intentions, inviting us to "join" proprietary social networking sites like [http://facebook.com/ Facebook], [http://myspace.com/ Myspace], [http://linkedin.com/ LinkedIn] and [http://friendster.com/ Friendster].  We won't join them.  This attempts to start answering why.  At the time of this writing, Facebook seems to be the dominant proprietary social networking site, so this targets them directly.  Most of the criticism is applicable to any proprietary social network, though.
     4We've received requests from friends and family with the best intentions, inviting us to "join" proprietary social networking sites like Google+, [http://facebook.com/ Facebook], [http://myspace.com/ Myspace], [http://linkedin.com/ LinkedIn] and [http://friendster.com/ Friendster].  We won't join them.  This attempts to start answering why.  At the time of this writing, Facebook seems to be the dominant proprietary social networking site, so this targets them directly.  Most of the criticism is applicable to any proprietary social network, though.
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    6 More and more people rely on Facebook (or similar sites like Myspace or Friendster) for keeping in touch with their friends and family, and it worries me.
     6More and more people rely on Facebook (or similar sites like Google+, Myspace, or Friendster) for keeping in touch with their friends and family, and it worries me.
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    88We are resistant to using big commercial "Social Networking" sites for political and social reasons.