Digital Natives Driven from Facebook

As the number of Facebook users worldwide rockets past 750 million, a commonly overlooked and once proud group known as “digital natives” have been steadily uprooted and driven from the site. “At first we were the only people on Facebook,” recalls 13-year-old Chaz Wentworth. Wentworth is part of a thriving community of Natives, a term referring to persons who were born during or after the general introduction of digital technology and through interacting with digital technology from an early age have greater understanding of its concepts. “When the colonists came they knew nothing of our land. They didn’t even know…

Woman Loses Husband and Son to Facebook/Google+ Wars

Every day Ann Daily wakes up at the crack of dawn, logs on to her computer, and quickly checks her Facebook profile hoping to see the faces and smiles of her loved ones, only to be constantly disappointed and her heavy heart tangled with grief and pain. In what serves as a stark reminder of the personal cost of the war between Facebook and Google+, the New Jersey wife and mother has lost her entire family to the ongoing and ruthless violence. “People used to tell us what a handsome Facebook family we were,” Daily recollected as she glanced over…

Adobe Update Is a Dick: Noted Software Dissed by Silicon Valley Social Scene

“What the f*** do you mean, software only?!” a jarring software icon bellows into the hallway hanging drunkenly off a tall, blonde, and buxom woman in a tight red dress. It’s the Adobe Update icon and he continues, “This is Shareena, and she might not be software, but she knows how to take care of an error message. Am I right?” He snickers and turns to his crew for support; Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat avert their gaze, offering their tickets, and are soon ushered into the ballroom. “Well, f*** you too!” Adobe Update yells after them stumbling…