Posts Tagged ‘social networking’

Tim Worstall – It’s All Trivial Or Obvious Except – Forbes

July 3, 2012
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This is an example of why I deleted myself out of Facebook.

The comments say some of it is not true, but they did go change your email to the “@Facebook” version and of course the company policy is to invade all of your privacy they can get away with legally or without too much of a howl from the users.

There are too many “Don’t worry” comments to be very credible to me, and some of them look like identical copy and paste replicas of each other.

Tim Worstall – It’s All Trivial Or Obvious Except – Forbes:

I may have to get back on Facebook now for business and career reasons, reluctantly, since most of my peers and folks in general have not yet caught on to them.

But I expect it to snowball eventually, and there are already alternatives.

That’s one reason Facebook is doing extremely unethical things like this like changing every email it can to an at-Facebook email, whether you want it or not.

I deleted myself out of there a long time ago, and recommend getting out to everybody. But don’t just quit, you have to go find out how to actually “delete” your stuff from there.


Escape from Facebook

August 4, 2011

I am GONE GONE GONE from Facebook. I hope. As much as can be to my knowledge.

Facebook is too open. Friends of friends, meaning former friends that you have considered best to sever all mutual communications with, get to hear everything you want them to hear and even more.

Worse still, Facebook’s multitude of FACELESS partners get to know about a lot of it too.

Gossip trail. Conversations are sometimes too quick.

Forget it. Email groups are better, they queue things up, grab them as you like.

One of these days soon, I’m going PGP too, as the dark clouds of the approaching worldwide political upheaals grow closer as predicted from millenia.

Click on this next link for a good rundown on why quitting Facebook is a good thing. BUT BEFORE you do, take shortcut and avoid the Facebook “help” maze and cick on the link below that one to see HOW to really and truly escape from Facebook’s greedy clutches. Dan Yoder has saved us some trouble clicking through Facebook.

Me, there’s another one. Zuckerman doesn’t like his data getting publicized like somebody did after his social networking web site sent out a missive encouraging all the users to share theirs.

See their slogan: Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Let me paraphrase that:

Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life, and connect and share all your information and theirs with any number of Facebook’s “partners” who pay for the privilege, including the former “friends’ who don’t edify your current state of being or where the connection does NOT make either of you a better human being.

Side note to everybody I was connected to on Facebook: I don’t mean you. I had already cut it off with the only stranger I was “friends” with. I don’t even know how he became a “friend”.

By the way, Linkedin, being oriented more toward professional pursuits and business, is a little less free-wheeling on letting people connect so easily, putting artificial limits on the numbers (unless you pay a little). And it’s not so easy, not the default situation, for visibility so many levels deep.

Happy escaping, friends. Let me know…