This article is important. The title maybe doesn’t do it justice as it seems like another “you don’t use facebook, they use you” article. Also, the length will put off some people, but I think it’s really worth taking the time to read.
Lanchester raises an important question around the contradiction between Facebook’s (and Zuckerberg’s) publicly expressed motivations - connecting the world, improving lives - and the traits the company has displayed during it’s brief history. If individuals have invested so much personally in Facebook, and it wields so much power, don’t we have the right to hold them to account as we would a government?