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Let's Deep-Six Facebook and Do Open Source Social Networking Instead - Pro: Evan Prodromou

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Facebook has been battling users, prominent people in the high-tech field, and privacy advocates over the question of privacy for years now, and the problem appears to have intensified. In November 2008, Evan Prodromou -- founder of identi.ca and CEO and lead developer of StatusNet -- published a blog post on autonomo.us in which he argued that we need a distributed model for social networking sites. Some of the most popular sites such as Facebook, Prodromou said, are "some of the most egregious walled gardens on the Internet." (General)