Facebook is evil.
There. Said it.
Now here is an actual article written by a real journalist who eloquently expands on the ‘why’ and even provides some practical solutions. Although he’s writing to other journalists, there is nothing stopping any of you non-journalists from taking similar action.
I, however, would go one step further than Mr. Gillmor: I recommend that you delete any accounts associated with you and leave Facebook forever and spare whatever little sliver of life and privacy (and probably that of your innocent children) you have left that you haven’t already handed them on a silver platter.
But I understand your addiction and how hard it must be for you to face it.
But I will not be the one to enable your addiction. I love you too much.
Love Wayne Out There
The trigger for this quick post is this amazingly well built website to stop the provincial “translink tax’ to cover the cost of ‘stuff’ to ‘reduce traffic’. Seriously check out this site and power through right to the bottom. Kind of makes your gut hurt but it’s great:
>>Website about Translink Tax<<
After reading it and voting ‘no’, it made me think about how long Translink has sucked. I was born and raised in this town and I’m allowed to speak now seeing that more than half of my head is grey.
I mean… everyone who has been here more than a couple of years knows Translink wastes money.
Everyone knows Translink’s leaders get paid too much.
Everyone knows our Translink’s systems are under par considering the above expenses.
So, what really needs to happen ASAP, if we want to have a great public transportation system (FYI I am in full support of this) and not go bankrupt doing it, is the total annihilation of Translink as we know it, and start it from scratch.
I’m talking about a full gutting.
I’m talking about a serious, serious audit of every dollar spent (you would crap your drawers if you saw the details of the Compass card program, btw)
And I’m talking about full, 100% disclosure to and dialogue with (in plain street /ESL level English) us – the lowly public.
Then we’d be a city to talk about.
Can I get an “amen” someone?
Yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ bout!