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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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AnonymousAnonym...

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Anonymous123456...

come on guys, look up the third intifada. just google it, theres a new yorker article about it
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/facebook-removes-palestinian-intifada-page/
it was advocationg violence against jews, facebook was simply responding to people asking them to remove it. there are better reasons to boycott facebook than this.

Anonymous123456...

come on guys, look up the third intifada. just google it, theres a new yorker article about it
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/facebook-removes-palestinian-intifada-page/
it was advocationg violence against jews, facebook was simply responding to people asking them to remove it. there are better reasons to boycott facebook than this.

Fight Ignorance.

This is isn't the best source (link at bottom), but this shows that any extreme reporting **Definitely** deserves doing one's own research on the topic.

It may have been a VERY GOOD IDEA to delete this page.

Facebook isn't a constitution or legally obligated to defend the bills of rights, but I'm glad at least someone in the ZUCKUP company is trying to be conscious of their actions.. We all need to do that.

http://www2.bupipedream.com/op-ed/facebook-was-right-to-delete-the-intifada-page-1.2142025

yeah. I'm sure they're other and better reasons to get rid of the company site :\

Fight Ignorance.

This is isn't the best source (link at bottom), but this shows that any extreme reporting **Definitely** deserves doing one's own research on the topic.

It may have been a VERY GOOD IDEA to delete this page.

Facebook isn't a constitution or legally obligated to defend the bills of rights, but I'm glad at least someone in the ZUCKUP company is trying to be conscious of their actions.. We all need to do that.

http://www2.bupipedream.com/op-ed/facebook-was-right-to-delete-the-intifada-page-1.2142025

yeah. I'm sure they're other and better reasons to get rid of the company site :\

social retard

i agree that this article itself is not that convincing but i think the point might just be to keep in mind that much of the social technology our culture is addicted to is non-essential. since i deleted my facebook months ago i have noticed an improvement in the interactions and amount of quality time i spend with my true friends. facebook beautifully combines the narcisistic joy of a mirror with the endless facination of a screen. in closing my point is this "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."-mark twain
thanks for reading my words.

social retard

i agree that this article itself is not that convincing but i think the point might just be to keep in mind that much of the social technology our culture is addicted to is non-essential. since i deleted my facebook months ago i have noticed an improvement in the interactions and amount of quality time i spend with my true friends. facebook beautifully combines the narcisistic joy of a mirror with the endless facination of a screen. in closing my point is this "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."-mark twain
thanks for reading my words.

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