/dev/urandom wrote:Why should a more-or-less free operating system have a Facebook group where users can click fancy "Like" buttons and talk about things already discussed here?
Why should anyone join that Facebook thing at all? Facebook is dead.
Couldn't agree with you more: 1) we don't need a fb group, when we have our own forum; 2) freedom is incompatible with facebook and google+, ; 3) if someone wants to get in touch with NSA, one can find other ways to do so.
I don't like the idea of social networks in general. However, there are people who have to use facebook. For example, if your job is social media marketing, you don't really have much choice. So these people, who are already on fb or g+ and are linux mint users, can at least spread the word about GNU/Linux and free software movement. It's sad but if you want to wake people up, you should enter the matrix yourself.
Because this is where they spend their time.
That said, I still think that a facebook group is a bad idea.