First, on Comcast. What’s the point of paying $60.00/month for “basic cable” which consists of 24 channels of nothing, when I can get so much free content from sites like Hulu, TBS.com, NBC.com, etc. and drop a whopping $9.99 for Netflix (all you can watch) movies streamed to your computer – or – if it’s not available for streaming, then you can order your one DVD at a time for your viewing pleasure.
The other cord I cut was Facebook. This took considerable consideration considering my friend base, and so much personal information given. But now that they have gone back on their word for Privacy Protection (like most startups do after creating an audience) I’ve begun dismantling my personal profile and hope to carry my friends to our main profile at A Geek To Go! If I want anything to be divulged to the world, I may as well receive name recognition in the form of branding, right? If they are going to make money off of me and my friends, why can’t I take part?
For more information check out this report from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/05/12/facebook.backlash/index.html