An interesting take on FB's recent trademark, data portability and other self-importance issues, and their bearing on the overall mediocrity of the service. FB is a mall? Rather, it's walled suburbia, a gated community increasingly employing black-clad thugs (“lawyers”) to defends its mediocrity and monetary interest. The herd feels safe and hip but doesn't realize it gets milked daily.
FB, the new LiveJournal? Eventually. Mediocre? Not as far as their technichal prowess and their marketing savvy is concerned. Cool and avantgarde? Only for the herd.