Facebook has come under fire recently for a variety of changes to the site including the recent launch of Facebook Platform (which was not initially well-received by all users), a recent code leak and "that whole News Feed debacle"â„¢. I for one have had nothing against the firm and generally defend it against would-be nay-sayers.
However, this week I have been given cause for concern because Zuckerberg and co. seem to have begun some sort of campaign to remove dissent from the ranks of its members: a group campaigning for the removal of the mandatory "is" from Facebook status messages disappeared overnight on Wednesday without any warning to its creator, London-based Nick Shaw. Nick immediately got in touch, but has yet to receive any sort of a response.
So there you go, Nick. Facebook's baby corporate consciousness can throw its toys out of the pram at even the most benign dissent on its pages. And members can just shut up.