Tom Luongo thinks that Facebook’s problems have only just begun. From Luongo at tomluongo.me:
“I thought we were gonna get television. The truth is… television is gonna get us.”
—Dick Goodwin, Quiz Show
When Mark Zuckerberg went to Capitol Hill earlier in the year I knew Facebook was in serious trouble.
Ostensibly, he was there to apologize to us about how Facebook used customer data so cavalierly.
But, really he was there to explain how everything had gone so wrong.
Facebook was designed to be the enforcer of social norms pushed by the political and corporate establishment.
It was built with Wall Street’s decade-long access to cost-free money to invest in the technologies to create a voluntary layer of social control.
The Fed is pulling back the punchbowl and Wall St. already cashed out most if its chips, leaving the retail “muppets” holding the bag.
Facebook, along with Twitter and Google, were outsourced by the real power brokers to erect a web of censorship platforms which circumvent the 1st amendment, because they are ‘private’ companies.
Like Alex Jones or hate him, he brings a lot of traffic to Facebook. Traffic the company doesn’t want, apparently.
It doesn’t need people who like Alex Jones…
But they still want your data.
Just like the payment processors Stripe, PayPal and VISA are all private companies which can kick you off their platform and deny you a business and a livelihood because you’re not ‘woke’ enough.
The blockchain will fix this in the future, but right now things are dicey at best. People like me are very vulnerable to running afoul of these people.
But, like I told my subscribers last fall, the moment of Peak Facebook would arrive soon enough.
Because it’s all fake interactions by increasingly fake personas we have to erect lest we get shouted at by someone looking for a dragons to slay to bring meaning to their otherwise pointless lives.
And sometimes those people are our very best friends.
To continue reading: Facebook – The Anti-Social Network