Today, experts were asked to share how they would pick up after Facebook. The most realistic is Eli Pariser’s call to flay the social network for science. A stretch, given how it’s “very difficult, and in many cases impossible, for researchers to independently look at behavior on the platform.”
Then let’s make a public benefit corporation out of it. It’s what Tim Wu wants. Easier said than done with Facebook’s head up Russia’s bum.
Kevin Kelly must want to make things worse, requiring “real verification of real names for real people, with the aim of having 100 percent of individuals verified.” Look, it’s real-name policy, back from the dead. No thanks, I know Big Brother. He’s a scary shade of blue and makes zombies out of people.
Cute is the only word I have for Vivian Schiller’s take: “The single most important thing Facebook must do is come clean.” A bit late for that, isn’t it?