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New Yorker writer’s essay on why he’s quitting Facebook

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Yorker writer and ex-Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll posts a thoughtful essay on why he’s decided to sign off from Facebook. A sample:
Through its bedrock appeals to friendship, community, public identity, and activism—and its commercial exploitation of these values—Facebook is an unprecedented synthesis of corporate and public spaces. The corporation’s social contract with users is ambitious, yet neither its governance system nor its young ruler seem trustworthy.
Add: Jim Romenesko reports that the piece must have touched a chord – at last look it had 2,000 “likes” on Facebook.
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