It is no secret that The Onion is hands down my favorite website. I was wondering why last week they have been particularly hard on Facebook, and now we know why1: Onion Social.
On the FAQ of this “new social platform”:
Q: What does Onion Social do with my data? A: At Onion Social, we believe that consumer trust is crucial to our mission, and maintaining full transparency is an incredibly important part of that.
Q: Can I link my credit cards to Onion Social? A: Yes! While e-commerce options are not currently available, Onion Social works best when given full access to your financial records.
There is a lot of hilarious bits to read around this “launch”, but the sign-up form is just glorious.
I wish there was a way to give The Onion some of my money: If there is one website I don’t want to see disappear, it’s The Onion.
Update: Apparently the reason behind the recent surge of article ridiculing Facebook is “because Facebook is choking off traffic to The Onion’s website”, according to the Onion’s editor-in-chief Chad Nackers.↩︎