What an amazing Meme developing over Robert Scoble’s ‘theft’ of data from Facebook. Nobody is getting this right. Valleywag hates him/jealous of him the most so let’s link there .
Facebook has a terms of Service. Scoble broke it. It’s not like Facebook is complicated. You sign up, you are fucked. You get lots of potential, but loads of crap. The terms of service says it’s not your crap to export. Seems straightforward.
Basically… as the computer said in the great movie “War Games ”
“The only way to win…is not to play the game!”
Kind of like credit. You sign up, expect junk mail in perpetuity. You want to stay off junk lists, lock yourself in your own little black box.
Scoble claims to have 5000 Facebook friends. Whatever. I am completely lost and mucked up at 300.
The 30 plus year old age demographic is just not wired right to have more than 100-200 contacts on Facebook. Period. We are too old for this tool in it’s present state though we try.
I appreciate all the people who have friended me, and I have taken the time to accept most that were even vaguely real, but I am not, nor is any 30 plus year old, wired to clean it up. Once you make a mistake in social network friend acceptance (don’t lie, we have all done it), it spirals out of social control.
I think that’s Facebook’s true next problem. In the mentime, what a freaking microscope they are operating under in nerdville.
I hope they figure it out. Until I see some daylight or a real simple solution I continue to use it less and less. You will too.
One true glimmer of hope for Facebook – I believe one thing and one thing only, the nerds are always wrong when it comes to money and investing. They are ALL short Facebook.
PS – Just ordered the movie from Amazon. My kids will ove that movie like I did.