Originally Posted by RipperLord
Yep... this shouldn't even be news. It's expected that whenever something like this happens; butt-hurt manchildren and pre-teens flock to have a cry.
Facebook destroyed one of their chances to live a virtual life outside of burger flipping, obesity, neckbeards and minimal wage.
It certainly is news. Whether or not it was expected it moot. It happened and it is a serious issue.
Originally Posted by Chaython
I get death threats 24/7 it's just people trying to output their aggression, how s it news everytime it happens to someone 'famous'
What do you do that you constantly get death threats?
Originally Posted by linkin93
This is in no way trivial. People are not stupid, it's a sellout, and a bad one at that. Facebook. Of ALL the companies to be acquired by, the one that cares the least about user data or the idea of privacy?
How is it a sellout? People invested in the Kickstarter to get the company started. Not to purchase a product. Not to invest in the stock of the company. John Carmack has said himself that they had investors whom they have always answered to outside of kickstarter. Selling the company to Facebook allows them to leap ahead on development due to a massive amount of money now being available to dump into the project. Items on their to-do list which were pushed all the way to the bottom of the list can now be immediately be taken care of. They can hire more devs. They have access to a tremendous amount of resources.
CV1 is still being released with full independence during development. Carmack has already stated they plan on releasing an updated CV2. After CV1, though, what do you or anybody else care? The project was invested in to get the company off the ground in order to produce CV1. Peoples' view stopped there. That was all they cared about. What does the future of the company after CV1/2 matter?
Do I wish Google had bought them instead? Sure. Do I think Facebook's acquisition is a bad thing? No. None of us have a crystal ball that can see exactly how the product will turn out, and all this wild speculation does is feed the people who do things like make death threats to people developing a product they love.
On the topic of Facebook not respecting user data, I suppose it would not be news for you to learn how publicly outspoken Zuckerberg is about data farming. Too, I don't suppose it's a stretch for people to learn how to set up their own account to maintain their privacy on social networking sites. Facebook has always allowed you to maintain your privacy. It's on the users to learn how to set it up correctly.
This whole thing is silly. I, for one, look forward to the release of CV1 getting to throw it in every single person's face when it turns out to be amazing.