Facebook Identity Cards by the FB Bureau

#Art

Tue, Feb 28th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

German artist Tobias Leingruber is distributing Facebook Identity Cards by the FB Bureau. If you are in Germany, you can get your own until March 2 at the Supermarkt Berlin.

With more than 800 million users Facebook is the dominant identity system on the web. When signing-up for new services around the open web it's quite common to use Facebook Connect instead of creating a new user account. People stop ranting on blog comments because they only allow comments connected to your "real name" aka "Facebook Identity" (till the end of time). For the good or bad we are losing anonymity and Facebook Inc. is establishing order in this "world wild web" (for profit, not necessarily for the good of society).

Update: unsurprisingly, Facebook sued, so the site went down. Yeah, shocks going all around that Facebook would do that. Anyway, the identity cards and the site are now called social id bureau.

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