Without going into a rant about how social media is corrupting our lives, I will simply note that Facebook is becoming more and more like the government. It's doing things that we don't want it to with little or no input from us. In fact, like the government, it really doesn't care at all about us except as a source of revenue, as the following examples illustrate.
Facebook Changed Everyone’s Email to @Facebook.com
Facebook just removed everyone's email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you. Here's how to easily fix the problem.Okay, that's annoying, but not a major problem. The next one, however, is truly frightening.
Facebook quietly unveils 'stalking app'
Facebook on Monday appeared to have quietly unveiled a new feature designed to let people see which Facebook users are nearby at any given time.Creepy...
By Tuesday, however, the feature seemed to have been pulled from the Internet.
The company called the feature "Find Friends Nearby," and on Monday it was available through Facebook's mobile apps and website despite the fact that it hadn't been formally announced.
The blog ReadWriteWeb dubbed the feature a "stalking app" because it could open people up to potentially awkward or threatening interactions with strangers on the social network who know you're nearby.