Because they have way too much power over content.
This week they suddenly, and without any explanation, closed the FB page of The Shade Room. The Shade Room, apparently, is a celebrity gossip/news site. I have never visited but I learn it has earned more than 4.4 million likes; and the owner/manager of the site, Angie Nwandu, was listed as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 In Media this year. Ms Nwandu reports that she has been targeted before by Facebook.
Because no explanation has been forthcoming, one can theorize that one of Zuckerberg’s Hollywood pals didn’t like something The Shade Room wrote and he agreed to censor them without further ado.
Other Reasons NOT to use Facebook.
after all that rain
had the texture of twilight fireworks
gently above the ground
then bursting into a sun-splashed grey.
had gone while those
of faith pondered greater mysteries
who preferred a faster tempo
drew other conclusions from the game.
While we in Vancouver await what the experts tell us is the certainty of “the big one”, time to remember that 110 years ago today, the great city of San Francisco was laid waste by an earthquake and fire.
Nearly 500 city blocks were flattened and more than 25,000 buildings destroyed. At that time, San Francisco was home to 400,000 residents, of whom 250,000 were left homeless.