'Facebook’s gone rogue; it’s time for an open alternative'

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Pinga, May 12, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Posts:
    1,420
    Location:
    Europe
    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/facebook-rogue/
     
  2. mvario

    mvario Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Posts:
    339
    Location:
    Haddonfield, IL
  3. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
  4. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Posts:
    1,420
    Location:
    Europe
  5. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
  6. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Posts:
    1,420
    Location:
    Europe
    http://www.joindiaspora.com/2010/09/15/developer-release.html
     
  7. korben

    korben Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Posts:
    740
    I left them a few weeks ago, wasn't active user so it made sense to go off their service...will watch the movie though
     
  8. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    2,275
    Location:
    Here, There and Everywhere
  9. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Posts:
    1,420
    Location:
    Europe
  10. acuariano

    acuariano Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Posts:
    786
    that i remember the facebook owner or creator put money on this new diaspora..
    are you gonna buy?
     
  11. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
  12. DasFox

    DasFox Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2006
    Posts:
    1,825
    THANKS for this info, Facebook is EVIL! :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd:

    Time did an article;

    http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1990582,00.html


    For all of Facebooks' security/privacy shortcomings, is there anything out there that can compete against it?

    I personally would love to find a nice alternative. I have seen some of the alternatives out there, so this isn't I'm an ignorant post to the facts, I just don't know where the others come into play, as being another force to reckon with is all, if any...

    Can we please get a list of alternatives posted that are, or pose the possibility as really great alternatives...

    PLEASE don't just post links with no input, that's not the point of the post. Please give some information on the alternatives you post. After all, anyone can go to Google and type in 'Facebook Alternatives' and look themselves, LOL...
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
  13. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Posts:
    1,420
    Location:
    Europe
    Is Diaspora the answer to Facebook email?

    http://www.ip-192.com/2010/11/15/google-diaspora-fb-email/

    http://www.joindiaspora.com/2010/10/29/october-update.html
     
  14. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Posts:
    1,420
    Location:
    Europe
    Sign up for an invite:

    https://joindiaspora.com/
     
  15. Sully

    Sully Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Posts:
    3,719
    This has been my option for all of those MySpace/Facebook things. I would much rather read/write about a topic I like and want to learn more about than tell everyone I know that I just floated an air biscuit :D

    Sul.
     
  16. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Posts:
    6,623
    Rather be an air biscuit than one made of beans. :D
     
  17. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
  18. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    20,917
    Location:
    U.S.A.
     
  19. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    6,468
    Even though i don't use FB, after seeing a few pics, i don't think it will gain any market share.
    For me, FB is and looks a billion times better and more usable :D
     
  20. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Posts:
    1,420
    Location:
    Europe
  21. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,322
    Location:
    Philippines
    Well I am a member of evil and roque Facebook. Not a rabid fan only an occasional user. I stop reading the linked article after a few sentences, more an opinion piece than facts.

    I think Facebook's Privacy settings are fine and a whole lot better, with a lot more control over what is shared and who it is shared with than a year ago. Heck, you could set everything to "Only Me", but what would be the point in even joining Facebook in the first place.

    Alternatives will face the same problems. No matter the service, there will be those who will not bother to learn the ropes and post things they thought private, then call out that their privacy was violated. Bottom line Facebook and any alternative service is about sharing. Don't want to share, don't post it or don't join up.

    I wonder who the next evil service will be....
     
  22. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,322
    Location:
    Philippines
  23. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
    This newly compiled guide on protecting your Facebook Account is quite good.
    I hope all enjoy the read, there is a feedback feature within the pages, users are encouraged to use it.

    Thanks :thumb:
     
  24. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Posts:
    1,420
    Location:
    Europe
    If you didn't read it, why do you post? ;)

    Digital networks such as Facebook eliminate both intermediary structures and, increasingly, human face-to-face contact. This implies a fundamental restructuring in the way social interaction is organised. The public sphere is becoming a 'walled garden'.

    At the same time, disparity remains a clear feature of today's global communication. Access to social networks is primarily determined by economic factors. Most of the world's IT and communications infrastructure is located in only a handful of countries.

    Media ownership, commodification and cultural mainstreaming pose serious threats to our basic freedoms at various levels. The dominance of Facebook, arguably the most prominent commercial media organisation, is increasingly problematic in this light. It is a closed system, and it is profit-driven.

    Which is, to cut a long story short, why I'm happy that there is an open alternative in the works, one that promises choice, ownership, and privacy.

    http://ostatic.com/blog/google-dropped-the-ball-on-open-social-networks-can-anyone-catch-it
     
  25. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,322
    Location:
    Philippines
    Yes it is! :thumb:
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.