For some reason, I’ve decided to be very vocal about my distaste for Facebook

It’s not just that I don’t like the abuse of private information.  That’s been well-documented by Dana Boyd and others.  I also find the smug attitude to be more than I can stand.   As a casual Facebook user, I find that I am constantly being told what to do – play this game, give us access to your Gmail Contacts – look at all your “friends” who did the same thing.  It’s nauseating.

So, I’ve spent a little time lately ranting and raving like a lunatic to see what happens.  Facebook is one of the great data miners out there.  Will they react to my profanity-laced insolence?  Only time will tell.

In the interim, however, Facebook is making an excellent punching bag; it therapeutic!  Bad day at work?  Yell at Facebook.  Dog peed in the house?  Facebook’s fault.  Phillies on a losing streak?  Fuck Facebook!  Try it, you’ll like it.