Gillmor speaks…

Usually I get bashed for bashing facebook…

But the rise of the walled-garden, the exportation of one closed social graph and the new “email” – leave me concerned for the future of the internet. Maybe I am paranoid or just getting too old but I just don’t see this as progress – no matter how technical superior the platform may be.

Now someone else, on good authority, says it much better than I could:

We should all be uncomfortable about moving more and more of our cyber-activities into the embrace of a single company — and I don’t care if it’s Google (one reason I rarely use Gmail) or Facebook or anyone else. Facebook has federated its “Like” button all over the Internet, so it’s not trying to entirely capture your browsing and communications, but in the process it’s turning its service into a glue — replete with extremely granular data about what you do online — that should make everyone cautious about putting so much power into a single enterprise’s control. Easy to use, which Facebook certainly is, does not equate with good for you in the end.

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