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Facebook Is a Utility?

In New Media on July 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

If so, it calls for government regulation.

Danah Boyd, a social media researcher at Microsoft and a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, argues that Facebook fits that mold.

On her blog in May, she posted:

“I hate all of the utilities of my life. Venomous hatred. And because they’re monopolies, they feel no need to make me appreciate them. Cuz they know that I’m not going to give up water, power, sewage, or the Internet out of spite. Nor will most people give up Facebook, regardless of how much they grow to hate them.”

Facebook Is to the Power Company as … – NYTimes.com

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