Is Facebook Stifling the Free Flow of Information?

Tony Hirst, OUseful.Info, the blog…, Jan 03, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Now that they have achieved dominance, the majors (Facebook and Google, in particular) are beginning to shut down the open web. Tony Hirst writes that the "thing that grabbed my attention was that Importing a blog or RSS feed to your personal Facebook account is no longer available. Facebook’s recommendation is to 'Use Facebook Notes to customize your blog posts in a rich format that’s compatible for readers on Facebook, [or] [l]ink directly to your blog posts from your status'." Yeah, that'll keep the flow of information Facebook-neutral. In related (?) news, "Both Miguel Guhlin and Will Richardson have written recent cautions about the rise of corporate-led, for-profit 'school reform' efforts that de-professionalize education with the testing steamroller Pearson at the head of the parade."
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