At this moment (as I type this), it facebook has been down since over an hour worldwide. Viewable, but nothing much else can be done. Talk about being blank 😛 Looks like people need to resort to twitter to speak out their minds. Has the world come to an halt or the other way around?

ImageLet the revolution began! #facebookdown

Since facebook is down, can we get back to liking each other away from keyboard in real life?

F̶a̶c̶e̶b̶o̶o̶k̶ Internet: to Poke or to Puke?

ImageToday, what good or harm facebook does (and by extension the Internet) is a rather popular topic apart from themselves.

Like most things in the world, there are many sides to everything and not all are black and white. Here are two articles rather stories which provoke some a lot of thoughts and give quite some insight.

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet by Paul Miller.

Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class.

Freedom of Facebook

Facebook has recently come under attack for failing to enforce its own guidelines on hate speech and violent imagery. Is it a website’s job to moderate the content users post, or should users have freedom to say what they want? Is there a happy medium? If so, how would you structure it?

Facebook recently stated in a post of the site’s inability to curb hate speech on the site. While I too very much condemn hate speech and of the sort, in the end on both fronts people tend to overdo it – Those on one side screaming “Freedom of Speech motherfuckers!” and “Order! Order!” at the other. Personally, I think of one stage at front, who really decides who has the right to decide what is what?