I posted the following statements on Facebook last night. It communicates everything I want to communicate on the matter for the time being, so I have nothing to add at this time. Thanks for reading.
"Facebook is a free service that I use voluntarily, and so I try not to complain much about it. That said, it is curious to me that, in an age in which technological innovation is helping to eliminate barriers and facilitate connections (in some regards), Facebook itself--nothing if not a flagship for this age of digital connection--has erected a roadblock to its mobile users who want to send and receive direct messages in the form of an additional mobile app. It's bad form, in my opinion, and annoying, and a strange business move. It makes me wonder, and I can't help but arrive at the impression of a Goliath flexing its muscle for its own menacing, narcissistic sake. I feel Facebook's smarmy gaze, and I can almost hear it sneer through big sharp teeth, "I own you."
--Paranoid and Ruminative in Fort Collins"