I don’t know much about CrossFit, Inc., what they are doing and if they are worth supporting, but I think we need more prominent examples of companies realizing that you are not the owner of the game when you are using Facebook or Instagram:
Facebook and its properties host and oversee a significant share of the marketplace of public thought.
That is a sad but true statement in its own. They continue:
CrossFit, Inc., as a voluntary user of and contributor to this marketplace, can and must remove itself from this particular manifestation of the public square when it becomes clear that such responsibilities are betrayed or reneged upon to the detriment of our community.
then they conclude with:
For these reasons, CrossFit, Inc. has placed Facebook and its associated properties under review and will no longer support or use Facebook’s services until further notice.
Again, I’m not sure who the bad guy is in this picture. Still, if one player owns all the data and can do whatever they want with it, one must realize that it is a bad thing. Some seem to do so. Slowly.