Found this rant about the social network service Facebook at harmsen.net.
Facebook is worse than useless to you because facebook.com is Facebook’s website, not yours. It is not ‘your’ profile, it is Facebook’s profile about you. Those aren’t your friends, they are a Facebook sanitized version of your friends. It took centuries of political evolution to reduce this kind of manipulative abuse and insult from the state – why go backwards to a medieval social structure and expose ourselves to this kind of abuse on Facebook and the like?
A business colleague of mine started a project called TioLibre with our German association FFII e.V. which researches the risk management of cloudsourcing. I don’t know if he thought of the term Tiro libre. Social networks at least require a better management of personal social identity data but who does?
When I entered university there were still Volkszählung’s boycott stickers in the toilet. The data attempted to be gathered by the government was riddiculous, but the Volkszählung followed from the symbolic 1984.