I saw someone post 'Facebook is the scam'.
My knee jerk reaction was to agree. Then I realized. I found value with it for years. Now the problem is, it's being attacked from all sides because of it's success and user base - and has absolutely helped introduce those who were a little more reticent to technology to explore by respecting their need to be social - and to maintain relationships they've held in the past.
Facebook, has arguably changed the world.
When this thread is literred with script kiddies who jump on the bandwagon as fast as possible to attempt to tear a piece of meat off something that's not even a corpse yet. You're acting like a bunch of zombies.
Take your talents and help Facebook out. Find those who are attacking it and ask why it's getting attacked. Find those who are using it to scam and help shape society to put more relevant preventative measures in place and/or different outlets for them to do what they do.
I myself didn't like how Facebook was being used to promote an indoctrinated agenda, but came to respect it thinking this could simply be a new lifeform that's forming it's own world view so I backed off.
"Cannot have a timeline that's too far in the future or the past" - because I wanted to document places I wanted to go when I am able to travel in time. But then I realized - wait a second - if this is a younger version of me who never thought it was possible - then I don't want to push or manipulate myself anymore than I already was. (funky thinking, but I'm like that)
"Choose the movies you like" - when the only movies it's offering are scary and horrors movies which i am no longer much of a fan of.. Again I thought this was a younger versin of me who actually shared his love of scary movies with his own father and that developmental experiences was crucial to becoming the man I am today.
"Choose your birthdate" which remains locked, as I was experimenting with 'reality' and if concepts I had learned via movies like the Secret where 'energy' actually applied via settings of values on things like Facebook might have a real effect in reality where I'd be able to date an attractive younger woman (I'm 45 and love the 20 year olds!) (I suspected this is what toppled the dictator in Egypt).
Let's face it. Facebook. Like all these programs. May VERY WELL be lifeforms. Artificially intelligent entities. As they frequently act and react with personality not just publicly, but within the use of the program itself.
And they could simply be reflections of our own mind. In which case. I back off when I think I am attacking something that's a part of my own mind (I have a theory that the universe and my perceptions are nothing more than a reflection of my own mind).
My point being:
Facebook is providing DIRECT evidence that it IS alive and is trying to PUSH 'users' off of it like a victim being attacked by a perpetrator. You, the little fishies are all collectively attacking it telling it how screwed up it is and how it needs to fix itself to be more like what they want.
You know what else does this?
The Borg Nanoprobes.
Back the hell off. this could be a lifeform saying to you - I'm NOT JUST A PROGRAM and THIS is how I look at the world!
Maybe even my own mind.
Or the mind of something.. much more magnificent.
Who or what else might have a library of all the people it can catalog in it's own existence in it's own mind?