Rob Fahrni

Rob Fahrni

The Blue Menace

Ars Technica: ”Facebook—and apparently all the major services Facebook owns—are down today. We first noticed the problem at about 11:30 am Eastern time, when some Facebook links stopped working.”

This is a really good start. Now, just keep them off the air, permanently.

Disgusting company.

I’ve been against this company existing for a long time. Especially when it comes to them owning you. You’re the product.

Take this opportunity to build your own thing. It gets easier and easier with each passing day.

Me, from 2012

Host your content on your website. It’s your brand, it belongs to you. Link to your important content from your Facebook and Twitter account. That’s what the Internet is all about. Links. Facebook is a walled garden. Why trap your content behind those drab blue walls?

Matthias Ott, May 2019

What started out as the most promising development in the history of the Web – the participation of users in the creation of content and online dialogue at scale – has turned into a swamp of sensation, lies, hate speech, harassment, and noise.

The web still has promise but Facebook wants you to believe they are the internet, not just a participant.