Social Networking and the Death of the Internet
How Do You "Like" That?

Lopez, Alfredo
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/08/social-networking-and-the-death-of-the-internet/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  08/05/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14960

Social Networking is, by its nature, a capture environment. The companies that offer the services, particularly Facebook, host your site and control all the information on it. Facebook — a group of linked pages on a giant website — is constraining and not very powerful. In order to use it, you have to use it the way they want you to and that’s not a whole lot of “using”. But there is a comfort in having one’s options limited, being able to use something without learning anything about it or making many choices about how you use it. That alluring convenience is a poisoned apple, however.

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