[Freedombox-discuss] Friendica Red

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sat Sep 22 09:30:30 UTC 2012

On 12-09-21 at 07:08pm, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> I'm quite pessimistic about the value of any Facebook alternative that 
> doesn't come standard with user-friendly data-mining utilities.  After 
> all, those utilities are the whole purpose of the software in the 
> first place-- they are the very reason the UI and network are designed 
> to encourage users to leak certain types of data to the network and 
> inform on-- um, I mean "tag"-- their friends.  Any alternative that 
> uses a similar UI to Facebook without supplying the data-mining tools 
> is naive at best.  After all, how can users judge the efficacy of the 
> system's privacy features if they don't even know what kind of 
> inferences can be made with that (meta)data?

Well said. I vey much agree!

 - Jonas

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