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‘Fuck Facebook’ ➝

John Gruber, on Facebook’s policy of forbidding The Internet Archive from saving copies of posts:

The Internet Archive is our only good defense against broken links. Blocking them from indexing Facebook content is a huge “fuck you” to anyone who cares about the longevity of the stuff they link to.

Treat Facebook as the private walled garden that it is. If you want something to be publicly accessible, post it to a real blog on any platform that embraces the real web, the open one.

I’m with Gruber on this one. Facebook is the worst.

As an aside, there seems to be a lot of people extolling the importance of an open web lately and I couldn’t be happier about it. I hope this trend continues to grow.