The Smartest Things Ever Said About Facebook

To commemorate the demise of my Facebook account, and the myriad of questions people usually have about why, here's some of my favorite quotes on Facebook:

 

"Facebook seems like a terrific way to stay in touch with people who don't have the sense to quit dicking around on Facebook."  - Merlin Mann.

 

"Facebook seems more like a social obligation than a social network." - James Langston.

 

"No man should be on Facebook." - Christina Hendricks

 

"I know from experience that it's bad to depend on a for-profit company to give me a free service that is supposed to not feel like it's free. And I hate the idea that they devise ever-more-sneaky ways of tracking you on the web." - Dave Winer.

 

"Facebook does not allow me to own my content. That's not debatable." - Luis Suarez, IBM's social media expert.

 

“In proportion as our inward life fails, we go more constantly and desperately to the post-office. You may depend on it, that the poor fellow who walks away with the greatest number of letters, proud of his extensive correspondence, has not heard from himself this long while.” - Henry David Thoreau.

 

"Stop building empires for Google and Facebook and Twitter. Your self-hosted blog is your power." - Sheila Scarborough.

 

"In exchange for making Zuckerberg rich, you get to waste your life. Lucky you." - Hugh MacLeod.