Facebook is the new Guantanamo – they can take you away from your virtual life online, impede your ability to communicate with friends and family, throw away the key, never explain what you did, and give you no chance to appeal. With the change we witnessed yesterday, I feel sure that at some point in the future this will be addressed by the legal system, the government, or this will open up a niche for another company to create a better method for us all to stay in touch and communicate.
This is all just so bizarre. I created a second Facebook account when I heard nothing from Facebook for over a week about why my first account was shut down. Well, they finally wrote me last night after shutting down my second account. They won’t tell me what I did. If it was friending too much, couldn’t they have disabled my ability to friend? If I posted to many links to my blog posts, couldn’t they have disabled my ability to post in my Ask Miss A group or on in my Profile? Here is what I heard from Facebook this morning:
Thanks for your understanding,
User Operations Analyst
—–Original Message to Facebook—–
From: Andrea Rodgers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: My account is disabled – why?
I’m not sure why my account was disabled. Can you please explain?
Most of you have never heard of this happening to anyone, and assume I must have done something really bad to get kicked off. If you get into the online forums about this, you’ll start to realize that this happens all the time across the country, and people don’t even know what they did “wrong”.
– Miss A