Goodbye Friending Facebook: We only part to meet again

Goodbye Friending Facebook: We only part to meet again

Summary: Today, I am Unfriending Facebook. No, I am not leaving Facebook. I am closing down Friending Facebook. Thank you to all of you for reading, sharing, and Liking my articles for the last 15 months.

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I am sad to announce it is time to say goodbye to Friending Facebook. The closing is part of a broader move to refocus ZDNet as a business brand. Let's face it: while Facebook is becoming more and more important for businesses of all sizes, the social networking giant is very consumer focused. As such, Friending Facebook is closing down.

The timing is perfect. This was Facebook's last week as a private company. This upcoming week, Facebook's first as a public company, I'm going on vacation and travelling across Europe. Facebook and I are both moving into new chapters of our respective lives.

Over the last 15 months, I've written hundreds of articles, received thousands of comments, and brought in millions of page views. I've broken major stories but I've also made mistakes. It's been a roller coaster ride, but I can definitely say I have learned a lot.

Here's a quick look back at Friending Facebook's top 25 articles by traffic:

I want to thank all of you for your dedication, for your commentary, and for your feedback. Seriously, it's been an honor to bring you Facebook news and commentary over the last year.

R.I.P. Friending Facebook First article: February 14, 2011 Last article: May 20, 2012

You can find more of my articles over on ZDNet's security blog: Zero Day. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.

Topic: Social Enterprise

Emil Protalinski

About Emil Protalinski

Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years,
he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars
Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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  • Overhyped <=========> Oversold

    Uh, excuse me Eileen Brown, "Social Business Consultant," but overhyped and oversold occur at opposite ends of the market reaction spectrum. Perhaps you need to look up the meaning of "oversold." Once you've done that, you might agree that, despite having lost tens of billions in market value, Facebook is still a long way from being oversold!

    I apologize for being caustic, but examples of unqualified "journalism" are everywhere you look today. There truly are no qualifications for being an expert on the web these days, and ZDNet is no exception.
    realenigma
  • sorry to see you go

    liked your posts. wish you good luck
    other *
  • Good luck!

    Did you also shut down $hit that Eugen says?
    teksquisite
  • stag

    Ah, beni Eileen Brown, "Sosyal İş Danışmanı," pardon ama piyasa tepkisi spektrumun karşı ucunda overhyped ve meydana oversold. Belki anlamını aramak gerekir "aşırı satım". Bir kez sen! Eğer piyasa değeri milyarlarca kayıp onlarca olmasına rağmen, Facebook hala oversold olmaktan uzun bir yol olduğunu, bu kabul olabilir, yaptık ben kostik davrandığım için özür dilerim, ama niteliksiz "gazetecilik" örneği her
    mertalican
  • stag sprey

    Ah, beni Eileen Brown, "Sosyal İş Danışmanı," pardon ama piyasa tepkisi spektrumun karşı ucunda overhyped ve meydana oversold. Belki anlamını aramak gerekir "aşırı satım". Bir kez sen! Eğer piyasa değeri milyarlarca kayıp onlarca olmasına rağmen, Facebook hala oversold olmaktan uzun bir yol olduğunu, bu kabul olabilir, yaptık ben kostik davrandığım için özür dilerim, ama niteliksiz "gazetecilik" geciktiricistag
    mertalican