There’s been a flurry of posts and comments about Causes’ decision to abandon MySpace over the past few hours. I’m planning a longer post on this subject early next week, but in the meantime wanted to label this for what it is: social network redlining.
Causes’ justification sounds an awful lot like what financial institutions and the real estate industry used to say about poor and minority neighborhoods. Does this mean we need a CRA for the web?
More next week…
In the meantime, make sure to read:
- Sean Parker’s “Causes” to Leave MySpace: Does It Matter? (RWW)
- Causes: Causing a Stir for Social Impact (SSIR)
- NetTuesday Organizers Stand Up for a Web That Connects Us All (N2)
[If you have other posts on this subject, please let me know.]