I AM NODDING SO VIGOROUSLY, or, Douglas Rushkoff Quits Facebook

February 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Douglas Rushkoff, who has done a lot of things, including coining the term “viral” in relation to social media, is quitting Facebook, because Facebook is the worst, and now that you mention it, really is like a Tupperware party (see below). Quote:

I used to be able to justify using Facebook as a cost of doing business. As a writer and sometime activist who needs to promote my books and articles and occasionally rally people to one cause or another, I found Facebook fast and convenient. Though I never really used it to socialize, I figured it was OK to let other people do that, and I benefited from their behavior.

I can no longer justify this arrangement.

Facebook has never been merely a social platform. Rather, it exploits our social interactions the way a Tupperware party does.

Facebook does not exist to help us make friends, but to turn our network of connections, brand preferences and activities over time — our “social graphs” — into money for others.

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