Over the past month, Mark Zuckerberg, the hottest new card player in town, has overplayed his hand. Facebook is officially “out,” as in uncool, amongst partners, parents and pundits all coming to the realization that Zuckerberg and his company are–simply put–not trustworthy.
Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo convinced me that the best general analogy for social networking sites is a nightclub. They come in and out of style, even though at any particular moment, the hip place seems transcendently hip. I mean, it isn't a coincidence that Facebook started going out exactly the same time Tom Brady showed up.