Posts Tagged ‘Peter Sunde’

“Facebook is the biggest nation in the world and we have a dictator, if you look at it from a democracy standpoint, Mark Zuckerberg is a dictator. I did not elect him. He sets the rules. . . .¬†And really you can’t opt out of Facebook. I’m not on Facebook but there are a lot of drawbacks in my offline world. No party invitations, no updates from my friends, people stop talking to you, because you’re not on Facebook. So it has real life implications.”

–Peter Sunde at the NextWeb conference on 5-27-16

(on why so many people–myself included–find Facebook repugnant: it’s a “closed garden” with “tenders” accountable to no one; it’s the opposite of the “open Internet” we were hoping for in the ‘net’s early days)