Not to make today Facebook Day or anything, but I just read another interesting article regarding Facebook's new email integration.
It looks like there are quite a few things to not like about Facebook's new email integration.
First of all, it's not email. It's an integration to email, but it is not email. Basically, if I sent you an email, it would start a conversation in your messages box with me. Then if I send you a second email with a different subject, it would still combine that with the already created conversation. Subjects become meaningless.
But that's not all. Worse is that Facebook doesn't care about your privacy (see my previous post). So go ahead, throw all your emails to your Facebook account and watch them gather and sell your information.
I'm sure you're not surprised. I know I'm not. Facebook doesn't care about privacy. I know people who've been affected by Facebook's notorious updates that change all of the privacy settings in place. I'm one of them.
At this point, I figure that I've had the account for so long, I might as well keep it. I know better than to share truly private information. I refuse to play any (and I mean ANY) of the stupid games such as Steal-Your-Information-Ville (aka Farmville) or Mafia nonsense or whatever bullshit the kids these days are playing.
Still, the article's speculation on whether Zuckerman is misguided or is operating out of malice is interesting. Is it that he doesn't care, or that he cares and is invigorated by the power?
Honestly, it doesn't matter. Facebook, because of its popularity, seems to garner a certain amount of trust from its users. I remember recently the phone number sharing fiasco.
The only safety is to either not use it, or to be extremely judicious about what you share. However, the problem arises in other people.
Anyone can post an image of you pulling a huge bong load. Is it fair? No. Other people are in control of your privacy. It's unsettling, but it's the world we live in. Make good choices, be careful, and keep the bong and the camera in separate rooms.
Facts are stupid. The first amendment was clearly written by NAZIS!
Just saw an ad by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. I was only half paying attention at the time, until this line jumped out at me:
"Americans' dreams are expressed in digits"
Wow. What a sick, and thankfully untrue, disgusting idea.
I can understand why Sarah is pissed off at McCain and all of his former campaign staff!
They practically ruined her whole life; just think how different things would be for her now if McCain had chosen someone else...