Thursday, May 26, 2011

Facebook is educational...

Apparently Mark Zuckerberg wants your children on Facebook and someday he might pick a fight about it. If his claim was "It's your job to watch your kid and it's costing Facebook too much money to monitor and remove the profiles of kids under 13. We're going to issue a legal challenge so you can do your job and we can do ours", I *might* have considered that a principled stance. I wouldn't necessarily agree with it, but it would be more respectable than his stated position, which is that Facebook forms an integral part in shaping the hearts and minds of little children everywhere.

Ahhh, shuddup!

If Facebook is educational then Cheetos are nutritious. Zuckerberg claims to want to challenge the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act because "My philosophy is that for education you need to start at a really, really young age." Uh-oh! The Parasite is two and does not have the cultural exposure to FarmVille a child of her age so richly deserves. Clearly I am stunting her intellectual growth.

You'll have to forgive me if I find someone looking for a loophole to market to children somewhat less than credible when he says his company would find a way to protect the little souls online. I'm pretty sure he sold his a long time ago.