Erased? My Ass!

Robert Scoble: the man, the legend ;-)OK, so now Scoble is on the warpath against Facebook for “erasing” him after he hacked their service. If I, or any number of non A-list numskulls did the same, nobody would be the wiser. But Robert is cut from a different cloth and is now complaining about data deleted once his Facebook account was restored because HE’S A FREAKIN’ FAMOUS BLOGGER!

Note to the folks at Plaxo: I’ll be your lab-rat for the next round and I bet the result is different. I’ll be VAPORISED from Facebook for being a Z-lister (and proud of it, BTW).

For the record, I’ve met and talked with Robert a few times and have always thought him to be the nice guy you read on his blog, etc. I’m pissed he’s taken Facebook to task for enforcing their terms of service. Enough is enough; let is rest, etc.

You want to be “erased” Robert, then walk a mile in my shoes… (for the record, Facebook and the rest of the free services, can silence me but I’ll still sling hash here on my own dine).

Jeez!

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6 Comments

  1. Halla-frickin-lujah….you said *exactly* what I was thinking about this whole fiasco and the post I just read of his.

    He deserved getting erased. I’m beginning to get weary of Marc Canter, Dave Winer, Scoble and others who think that by whining they’ll get the “walled garden” people to change. At a Web 2.0 Summit, Canter and a bunch of others were hammering on Jeff Bezos to release data (Amazon archives all click stream data from day-one in business). Why would he do that? Those are his crown jewels and a huge competitive advantage that a screenscraper or data aggregator could use to compete with him.

    You know, I honestly do not understand why Scoble is considered a so-called “A-list blogger” anyway. His content is not terribly insightful and I’ve found myself paying little-or-no-attention to him anymore. But then, I don’t see why people make a big deal out of Paris Hilton or why some like snacking on Cheetos.

  2. Halla-frickin-lujah….you said *exactly* what I was thinking about this whole fiasco and the post I just read of his.

    He deserved getting erased. I’m beginning to get weary of Marc Canter, Dave Winer, Scoble and others who think that by whining they’ll get the “walled garden” people to change. At a Web 2.0 Summit, Canter and a bunch of others were hammering on Jeff Bezos to release data (Amazon archives all click stream data from day-one in business). Why would he do that? Those are his crown jewels and a huge competitive advantage that a screenscraper or data aggregator could use to compete with him.

    You know, I honestly do not understand why Scoble is considered a so-called “A-list blogger” anyway. His content is not terribly insightful and I’ve found myself paying little-or-no-attention to him anymore. But then, I don’t see why people make a big deal out of Paris Hilton or why some like snacking on Cheetos.

  3. You crack me up, Borsch, comparing Scoble to Paris *Freaking* Hilton… but I’m pretty easy to crack up.

    Well played, my friend 😉

  4. You crack me up, Borsch, comparing Scoble to Paris *Freaking* Hilton… but I’m pretty easy to crack up.

    Well played, my friend 😉

  5. I’m with Scoble on this. I don’t like the locking down of information on Facebook and I don’t have the voice that he does, therefore, I think he is at the very least making facebook re-examine some of the issues brought up. Sadly we need A-listers sometimes to raise issues and help us “z-listers” to be heard.

  6. I’m with Scoble on this. I don’t like the locking down of information on Facebook and I don’t have the voice that he does, therefore, I think he is at the very least making facebook re-examine some of the issues brought up. Sadly we need A-listers sometimes to raise issues and help us “z-listers” to be heard.

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