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Monday, July 27, 2009

Outsmarting Facebook

Outsmarting the Facebook Lobster Trap: Three Worries, One Guideline, Seven Principles

I’ve grown weary of using Facebook, and am increasingly mistrustful of the cloud of hype surrounding the platform.


“Facebook is basically designed like a lobster trap with your friends as bait.”

This brilliant quote is from an article in the Nonprofit Online News explaining that Facebook is an example of Enclosure; the economic principal of privatizing the commons.  The article goes on to explain some of the risks, opportunities, and suggestions for organizations using Facebook to bring people together.

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