1. Their Terms Of Service are horrid. For one, they state that not only do they own your data, but that if you don’t keep it up to date and accurate, they maintain the disgression to terminate your account.
2. Facebook straight up declares a war on privacy. Now that they’ve introduced the Open Graph API, Facebook not only wants to know everything about you, and own your data, but they want to make it available to everybody. All stalkers are now on holiday.
3. Facebook is pulling a bait-and-switch. While they’re telling developers how to access your data with new APIs, they’re very quiet about explaining the implications of this to members. Facebook promotes having you hand out information you might not normally share, and then they make it fully public. As they’re in the business of monetizing your information for advertising, they essentially do their best to trick users to provide advertisers with as much information about them as possible.
4. Suckbook is a big bully. Pete Warden, an independent software developer, demonstrated how this bait-and-switch works and Facebook proceeded to sue him.
5. Even your private data is shared. All of your data is shared with applications that you install, meaning that you’re not only entrusting Facebook to keep your data secure, but also entrusting the application developers with your name, email, demographics, etc.
6. Facebook does not have adequate technical skills to be trusted. Their ‘Like’ button makes it easy for spammers to gain access to your feed and spam your social network. Also, accidently making user’s profiles completely public doesn’t help their cause either. Privacy protection is the opposite of their primary objectives.
7. Facebook makes it preposterously difficult to delete your account. In your account settings you are given the option to ‘deactivate’ your account, which as it turns out is not the same thing as deleting it. When deactivated, you can still be tagged in photos and be spammed by Facebook. Even when you delete your account, they make no promises of deleting your data.
8. Facebook doesn’t really support the Open Web. They claim that their Open Graph API is “open” but in fact it is 100% proprietary to Facebook. You cannot use this feature unless you’re logged into Facebook.
9. Its founder is unethical. Suckerberg has allegedly used Facebook user data to guess email passwords and read personal emails in order to discredit his rivals.
10. The actual ‘Product’ that Facebook provides blows chunks. Stupid farms and mafia wars. Annoying advertisements left and right, especially since Facebook when public. Compelling you to read your friend’s boring-ass posts. Uggg…