The amount of chatter on the Interwebs about the threatened takedown tomorrow suggests that we should care, but why? From CNET:
There are some people who believe that being without Facebook means being without themselves. These people are, therefore, shaking at their sinews this week, fearing Saturday’s potential disaster.
Perhaps you are suffering too severely from NBA withdrawal to remember that back in August a member (or not) of hacker collective Anonymous threatened to take down Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day, which happens to be Saturday.
Back then, Anonymous may (or may not) have disavowed this plan of action.
However, I might add to your deep-seated jitters when I tell you that the Twitter account of the anti-Facebook operation, @Op_Facebook, is very much active.
I wouldn’t even dream of deciphering whether covert messages might be passed within its tweets. There is certainly no obvious mention of a November 5 takedown. But perhaps the author is just LOLing the world into a false sense of security.
There continues, though, to be a link to a statement that might, for some, clarify intentions…
[continues at CNET]