The tales of Facebook’s “death” are greatly exaggerated.
Do I believe they made a costly mistake with the default behaviour of Beacon? Yup.
Did they handle the tech-world shit-storm as best they could? Nope.
Are they going away as a result? F**K no.
I logged on today. My friend is getting engaged, some other friend is throwing a party. A third friend is back in town from travelling, someone is attending a conference, someone else posted a picture of me, and the social network hums along just fine.
I think Facebook could’ve more slowly & carefully extracted their value in way that didn’t cause the cacophony it has, but all the shouting feels contained in some tin chamber hall where only the upset go to listen. Amongst Facebook users, I just happen to be within earshot of the vocal minority.