Something David N Wallace said in his recent post triggered this train of thought.
There are people who think that Facebook is too open. And there are people who think that Facebook is too closed.
The Too Open crew tend to take aÂ risk-averse enterprise view, and concern themselves with archival and retrieval and regulation and privacy and confidentiality and all that jazz.
The Too Closed crew concentrate on issues like absence of RSS, API restrictiveness, inability to export stuff out from Facebook, and so on.
The median age for Too Open is probably Generation X. The median age for Too Closed is probably Generation Y.
Ay, there’s the rub.