The bad thing about making your face synonymous with the company you run: When you go M.I.A., everyone tends to notice.
The callout posts began over the weekend. Normal Facebook users don’t always track the tech press outrage cycle, but a flurry of reporting on Facebook’s mishandling of the private data of 50 million users, and Facebook’s subsequent mishandling of that mishandling — this after everything else — it seemed to stick in their craw.
Worse yet for Facebook, lawmakers that they’d already pissed off were happy to circle back for a second round after the company weaseled out of the first one. By Monday, a few angry, constituent-rousing tweets had snowballed into the kind of itemized list of questions that comes with a due date.
Congress is mad. And it might be as mad about this poorly handled Cambridge Analytica debacle as it is about getting stood up the last time around. Without any kind of public statement from one of the faces of the company, Facebook users are starting to feel stood up too.
oh man, sure seems like it’s been escalating and heating up for facebook of late… i wasn’t too sure when i first heard about this whole mess, since it just tends to feel like most of the time these things crop up and even if it’s bad (and you’re pissed off about it), it somehow seems to not stick and quickly blows away… feel like this is especially true of facebook over the past few years or more…. but maybe not this time.
i don’t like or use facebook, and try my hardest to avoid it… but that’s just me.