Facebook would like users to trust them with their friends and contacts, photos, private communications, business dealings and more. I ask: what have they done to earn this trust? The answer is very little.
For a long time, I was reluctant to link this blog to Facebook, even though the option has been available for some time. Facebook and Google's Big Brother way of taking over choices and decisions has left me highly suspicious. I already have a personal Facebook account that I have devoted ample time to. But I'm reluctant to devote any more time toward projects that will come under the umbrella of these two companies due to their sheer unaccountability. Facebook can freeze an account at any time for any reason whatsoever and it is accountable to no one- no clear guidelines have been established, no official appeals bodies, no system of openness or checks and balances. The same is true of Google services such as Adsense and Google Plus. Both companies have already shown their ability to punish users for actions as frivolous as publishing under a pseudonym or posting a video of the Buzzcocks.