Great Social Networks Steal
In praise of Facebook's thievery.
The Web software world isn't as patent-happy as the phone business, so—for now—Facebook is free to grab what it wants with both fists. I hope they keep at it. If there's a good feature on some other social network, why should I have to leave Facebook to get it?
Farhad Manjoo is Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.