[ubuntu-uk] No, You Won't See Me on Facebook, Google Plus, nor Skype - Bradley M. Kuhn ( Brad ) ( bkuhn )

Andres andresmp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 21:22:38 UTC 2011

> The big social media sites such as facebook, google+ give you as a
> user, little or no control over your information. This is the opposite
> of the aims in the principles behind FLOSS. So to run a group,
> whatever, which has aims to support FLOSS or related ethical actions,
> using a facility which abuses your core ethical principles, or abuses
> your group's principles - for example, to run a group supporting
> FLOSS, say, on facebook, is not sensible in that respect.
> People will happily sacrifice their freedom for some compelling reason
> - a honey trap. they become locked in or enslaved. Test this by trying
> to leave the facility?
> A bit of research into why 'freedoms' are important   can reveal
> shocking stuff. Not least because once freedom is lost it is very
> difficult indeed to get it back. It does not only apply to software.
> -- 
> alan cocks
> FSF #9005

I have to completely agree with Alan Cocks. Sadly when I learnt about this i was completely set in the trap: facebook and skype for example. And i got friends and family into it as well. It is difficult to convince them back. I am having  play around with diaspora* and trisquel. 
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