TechCrunch—Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat, as its CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in its IPO announcement that […]
Why breaking up Facebook won’t protect your data. The Communications Workers of America, the largest communications and media labor union in the United States, has joined the Freedom from Facebook movement. Although we all might like to spend a little less time on Facebook, the aims of the coalition are not so modest: They want to force the tech giant to break into smaller companies. As far as protecting users' data, breaking up Facebook is a misguided crusade.