Sad Facebook

It seems Mark Zuckerberg has started poking fun at the folks who adamantly hate the latest in a string of new Facebook changes.

I HATE CHANGE AND EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH IT

I WANT EVERYTHING TO REMAIN STATIC THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE LIFE

I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I WANT FROM THINGS I CANNOT CONTROL

BY LOGICAL DEDUCTION I AUTOMATICALLY OPPOSE THE NEW FACEBOOK STREAMING HOME PAGE

IF I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS GROUP IT IS NO LONGER FUNNY

First, good on Mark for ignoring the people who made him rich and telling them what they should want and expect, and secondly good on him for getting away with it while people still use it, those people afraid to leave because "other people use it". He's a marketing genius!

Personally, I can't wait for another five years to pass when Facebook becomes MySpace and Friendster and there's a new service people are using. Given the string of companies and services lying in the dust behind it, it'll probably be just as closed and suspect as Facebook, but one could always dream of an alternative open system that has data independence and a bit more accountability.

You've got to love the people setting up groups on Facebook demanding they change the site back. As long as they're still using it, Facebook management couldn't care less what they post about! The only way they'd start to care is if Facebook stopped growing and people started leaving it for another service which in the short term they know people won't do. Perhaps it's akin to people like me using hashtags to spread awareness of causes on Twitter that doesn't end up achieving anything but we all feel good doing it.

On a related note, other people have tagged me in photos but I haven't updated my Facebook profile since early October. In social networking terms, that's an eternity!