I started this blog as a bit of a protest against the way Facebook operates. Mostly I am concerned about privacy, but the 800lb gorilla in the room is the question:. Is Facebook a media company, or a common carriers (like a phone company)? Clearly it is a media company. It may be other things too, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is an ad selling distribution entity like a TV or radio station.
A good NYT opinion piece on this. Like Noam Chomsky said, the media can’t tell us what to think, but it can tell us what to think *about*.