In the past few hours, Facebook has had the poor taste to boot several people associated with this blog out, requesting that we upload an image of a government ID to get back in. I am the latest victim.
Suddenly, Google+ is looking a whole lot better. Hell, I assume they already have all the information on my government ID, and a whole lot more to boot. They’re the perfected electronic version of the soulful Stasi snoop in The Lives of Others.
How much information do we need to supply to a free social networking site, anyway? Admittedly, I value the service they provide a great deal. Yet I’m not so sure I’m going to comply with this request. Anybody else have any sensible thoughts on the subject?