Facebook – another walled garden

From an article in Wired:

Slap in the Facebook: It’s Time for Social Networks to Open Up

Damn the Facebooks and the MySpaces. The last time we checked, there
was this thing called the internet that had 6 billion users. It’s time
to take our personal data out of Mr. McGregor’s little gardens and put
it back where it belongs — free and open on the open web.

Social networks like Facebook and MySpace are taking the web by
storm because they make it easy to manage your personal data and keep
in touch with people you know. But to get value out, you have to put
something in — photos, contacts, appointments, lists of your interests
and your blog musings.