[LINK] With Now 400 Million Users, Should Facebook Qualify for a seat in the United Nations

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Fri Sep 18 12:15:22 AEST 2009

i know the subject line is tongue-in-cheek but, really, why the hell
should they?

they're a for-profit corporation. they have customers, not citizens and
they represent THEMSELVES, not their customers.

McDonalds has billions of customers...they're not entitled to
a seat in the UN.  nor should they be.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 02:03:15PM +1000, Tom Koltai wrote:
> Facebook has done more for détente and political stability than any
> other single group of individuals.

except, maybe, for the UN?  or Amnesty International?  or pretty much 
any NGO or non-profit association.

> The Applications have encouraged perfect strangers to extend trust and
> comradeship in the pursuance of a common goal.

the applications have been a means for thousands of companies to track
the internet usage, interests, and interpersonal relationships of
hundreds of millions of people all around the world.

> It has given those users a platform to express themselves freely.

"freely" meaning subject to unaccountable censorship and/or surveillance
by facebook at any time.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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