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Facebook's Final #ZUCKUP

Let the exodus from the social network begin.

Ever since Facebook became an indispensable aspect of our lives, there has been a growing sense of foreboding that something is not quite right, a premonition that eventually we would need to make a total break with the site. In recent weeks, however, the importance of the social network for fomenting insurrections abroad has led many of us to conclude that Facebook was on the verge of transcending its narrow commercial concerns, that it was on the brink of elevating itself into a neutral platform for social revolution. Yesterday, our hopes were finally dashed.

On March 29, Facebook callously deleted the organizing page for the Third Intifada, a call for a Palestinian popular uprising to shake off Israel's brutal occupation that had over 200,000 supporters. The Third Intifada's Twitter and Google-owned YouTube pages still exist. Facebook's act of suppression is an unforgivable #ZUCKUP, may it be the last.

The first major #ZUCKUP was the commercialization of friendship. The second disturbing #ZUCKUP was the remorseless pursuit of privacy-invasive technologies. The third #ZUCKUP, the one that will be remembered as the final nail in Facebook's coffin, is the cynical attempt to stand in the way of history by blocking the people's worldwide movement toward self-governance and democracy.

Let us now kill Facebook with this #ZUCKUP campaign. Pull your allegiance, delete your account and watch for the day that Facebook implodes spectacularly.

In committing communal Facebook suicide, we will open up the possibility of new activist innovations, improved social apps for revolt, fresh perspectives on how to turn online passion into real world action.

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Anonymous

The share on Facebook button below this post is really funny. The irony made me chuckle.

Also, #zuckup is really very clever. Well done!

Anonymous

The share on Facebook button below this post is really funny. The irony made me chuckle.

Also, #zuckup is really very clever. Well done!

Anononymousss

This is exactly why it will fail. I'm sick of people saying things like this when it comes to the idea of any sort of revolt/boycott/insurgence. Of course if you say it's doomed to fail, then it will. You need to stay positive and stubborn as a fucking bull in order for change to happen. I say take this link and post on Facebook everyday if you have one. Urge people to read and spread it. Even if this isn't too much of a rebellion, it will get the ball rolling. People need to learn that there are indeed power in numbers. We as the majority should NEVER answer to the few. We need to take a stand against the corruption that has infected our society. As a species, we have advanced too far to still fall prey to such shortcomings. This is arguably the most important time in human history and we sit here not even sure if we can stop a website? If we can't do this, why should anyone have any hope in the future.

Anononymousss

This is exactly why it will fail. I'm sick of people saying things like this when it comes to the idea of any sort of revolt/boycott/insurgence. Of course if you say it's doomed to fail, then it will. You need to stay positive and stubborn as a fucking bull in order for change to happen. I say take this link and post on Facebook everyday if you have one. Urge people to read and spread it. Even if this isn't too much of a rebellion, it will get the ball rolling. People need to learn that there are indeed power in numbers. We as the majority should NEVER answer to the few. We need to take a stand against the corruption that has infected our society. As a species, we have advanced too far to still fall prey to such shortcomings. This is arguably the most important time in human history and we sit here not even sure if we can stop a website? If we can't do this, why should anyone have any hope in the future.

Anonymously

I have to agree that the irony and slight hypocrisy of gleefully encouraging a Facebook implosion whilst using Facebook to promote the implosion is pretty funny. Start an adbusters social network as an alternative.

Anonymously

I have to agree that the irony and slight hypocrisy of gleefully encouraging a Facebook implosion whilst using Facebook to promote the implosion is pretty funny. Start an adbusters social network as an alternative.

Anonymou

Taking third #‏انتفاضة to have a final reason to leave facebook to join "Diaspora*" might not have been the smartest solution on the table... (this is "imho" a call to arms against perhaps innocent people). Not sure which social network would accept such practices...

Terrorists (causing terror/pain) == Freedom Fighting Heroes?

Anonymou

Taking third #‏انتفاضة to have a final reason to leave facebook to join "Diaspora*" might not have been the smartest solution on the table... (this is "imho" a call to arms against perhaps innocent people). Not sure which social network would accept such practices...

Terrorists (causing terror/pain) == Freedom Fighting Heroes?

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