Developer Thomas Reynolds:
If Facebook disappeared tomorrow, nobody would give a shit. They would move on, like they moved on from Myspace. They would find another instant messaging app. They would find a different calendar. They’d use email. And they’d do it overnight because they’re simply a pile of communication technologies for which we have plenty of replacements already. There’s nothing special about Facebook to miss and for a giant, wealthy company with a billion users… that’s pretty sad.
Hey Thomas, tell us how you really feel, ok?
A bit too heavy handed for my tastes, but his point about Facebook’s walled garden and its obsession for keeping you inside that garden has merit.