Lee Vidor on Facebook.
Facebook - They're mean and intrusive and creepy!
You can log on, but you can never log off.
And then they follow you...
Here is so much nicer.
Tim Berners-Lee agrees, and he is smart enough to have invented the World Wide Web in his bedroom. Although I hear his aunt secretly helped him.
Tim Berners-Lee says:
'Social networking sites are threatening the Web's core principles by collecting and retaining users' information--from their contacts to their photos to their email addresses--then offering up that information to users only within their own websites. Each site is a silo, walled off from the others. The more you enter, the more you become locked in. Your social networking site becomes a central platform - a closed silo of content, and one that does not give you full control over your information in it.
The more this kind of architecture gains widespread use, the more the web becomes fragmented, and the less we enjoy a single, universal information space."
So there. Facebook. Pay attention. He's very smart. Although his aunt is smarter and did the hard parts of WWW.
Everyone should be able to see my Facebook here. Since it's mine after all.
If Facebook want me to write their site for them, then they should pay me.
Until then I prefer to write on my own site where I own things and can do what I choose with them.
A click in the non-working frame below will take you to my Facebook page, but it's nothing compared to here. Because I own and control my own work here.
And I don't force people to log on so that I can follow them around and sell their data..
If you can't see my Facebook page then it is not me who is excluding you. It's a public page.