For Zuckerberg, the Facebook destiny has become highly commercial. To grow usage, Facebook is abandoning its "elitist" academic and professional domain holders only stance and leting any anonymous hotmail citizen in on social networking nirvana (see Facebook to students: Zuckerberg and VCs are 'in control' ).
What will the "principled," but non-paying, student users of Facebook do now that it is abundantly clear that they are not "in control"?
There seems to be a simple solution: the thousands of unhappy, non-paying users of Facebook can take Paul Graham, YCombinator, up on his Web 2.0 start-up advice and use their allowance pools to hack an online social networking cool app more to their liking!
Paul Graham says "not to sweat the business model" and angel finances teams of twenty something hackers with scant more than a three month “allowance."
I even offered a handy slogan to rally the Facebookers: FACEBOOK STUDENTS UNITE: STOP YACKING AND START HACKING!
Or, will Facebook users simply realize that maybe actual face time is not so bad and do their social networking the old fashioned, but real, way: over lunch at the frat house, over books at the library, over beer at a bar...