Facebook- Move Fast and Break Things, like your reputation

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Scattered throughout the offices of Facebook are signs displaying “Move Fast and Break Things”. Not sure in what universe this is good advice but it seems like something someone would say who used to wear “No Fear” t-shirts.

When you read the attached article from Vanity Fair, you’ll read a story of ruthless behavior by monied bullies acting like children.   What these dipshits have done to American democracy and the friendships between Facebook users will take a generation to heal if we’re lucky.

Long before Russia put their propaganda power play into action and Cambridge Analytica parlayed 50 million users data into hundreds of millions of user’s data for the sole purpose of psychologically bending people to vote for Trump, Facebook was fertile ground for the FoxNews/Clear Channel/Drudge Report machine that converted half of my friends into conservative haters.

Seeing now there’s nothing to be done  to repair the damage, the best decision is to leave Facebook until  they  heal themselves.   Don’t hold your breath.   The  early days of being able to easily reconnect with long gone friends will be missed, but the downside of losing many of them again on ugly terms won’t.

Let’s talk about it.

5 thoughts on “Facebook- Move Fast and Break Things, like your reputation

  1. Getting back to the topic

    Facebook held a meeting Tuesday where employees could ask questions about the Cambridge Analytica issue, but neither CEO Mark Zuckerberg nor COO Sheryl Sandberg were there to offer answers, according to The Daily Beast and Bloomberg. Rather, the meeting was run by deputy general counsel Paul Grewal.

    Why it matters: Lots of people want answers, including Facebook’s employees, and the company’s top two executives have remained conspicuously silent thus far.

    Grewal, a former federal magistrate judge, was also the author of Facebook’s Friday statement that it was suspending Cambridge Analytica.

    Facebook declined to comment on the meeting or who attended, but said in a statement:

    Mark, Sheryl and their teams are working around the clock to get all the facts and take the appropriate action moving forward, because they understand the seriousness of this issue. The entire company is outraged we were deceived. We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people’s information and will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens.

    Source: Axios

  2. @chris: I believe. Lost photo file hosting for my old place so I peeked behind the curtain and was appalled. I tidied up a bit (not that I get much company these days) and counted myself lucky they didn’t retire the ancient theme I used (Kubrick). Good luck with widget wrangling and tinkering.

  3. @Cat Chew: You and me both. You would not believe what’s become of WordPress these days. They put a billion web page designers out of work. 😉

    Looks like I have a lot of widget work to do, not enough options on the Comment box.

  4. Ah, I see it now. Forgot that I could click on the post title and bring up the page with the comment box. I’ll get the hang of this eventually.

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