Facebook sucks, blows, wads, heaves, head dives.
I do not wish to be coerced or handled or immersed or assimilated. Nor do I wish to join and cautiously manage my interaction for "the better good". The mindlessness that I am being asked to embrace is appalling and insulting.
Unfortunately, not everyone sees it the way I do.
FB has dialed superbly in on the human-connection emotional response. Ping! Ping! Ping! A thousand million times during every second of every day. Their professional execution and our sheep-like response is the formula for a perfect storm.
In the absence of our real resistance, there is no real resistance. In their awesome power grab, they are ratcheting up the pressure for folks like me, and alienating us from not only the the FB universe, but from our own friends, and families. The power is extraordinary and is being exploited and majorly abused. Support it if you want.
As for me, I will NEVER join FB, and I resent that I am being forced to put an increasing amount of energy into managing my relationships with my wife and daughter, and a majority of my other family members, due to the divide.
Am I a curmudgeon? Obviously. But I will NEVER, EVER, join FB, and my conviction has never been stronger. This shit is double-66 evil. I am certain that as things evolve, I will be one of the many tortured, squealing pigs that FB will delight in butchering to feed the masses. Middle finger in your face as you devour me, FB!!!
Sure will be interesting to see what future historians write about these current days and the influence of FB and how we, as a society, responded, or did not, to the threat of this hyper-greedy, power-ravenous entity. Heaven help us that this massive power gets captured or bought by foreign hands, but OTOH, maybe the worse scenario is that it stays "American".