Thursday, January 27, 2011

privacy please!

This morning I was reading once again another article about the privacy issues and new setting for facebook... All I can say it's no matter how much information facebook as a program shares on the internet, it really cannot share anything that you don't post there yourself, right?

I guess by now most people either have a facebook profile or if they don't they, at least have a vague idea of what facebook is all about, as it is the world's biggest social network (according to the statistics it has over 500 MILLION users!!!). It is a place where you can interact with people from your past, present and even in some cases your future.

I remember when I first joined facebook back in 2005, my brother (that at the time lived in Canada) sent me an invitation to join and be more in touch (other then via regular mail, email, phone, etc)...

At the time when I joined not many people knew about it, a few of my friends then started to join. Then came my high school friends; some I still had an idea of what became about their lives once we drifted apart after graduation, others I lost touch with (for a reason!)... and then they started to reappear on facebook like ghosts from the past.

I found people that I worked with. People that I had as friends in college, friends I met through friends, friends that I met while traveling, and of course then there's the family member that you barely remember from some huge family event (like a wedding or a funeral) and although they recognize you right away, you were probably too little or not at all interested in them during those events, now they are all on facebook!

Now, to me facebook has some very positive points and like everything else, it also has its bad points too! I am a firm believer that everything on a extreme is bad, no matter what you do and how you do it, it's always important to find a balance for it.

To me facebook is definitely a way to stay in the loop about things that happen to those that you care about, specially if those people are not as close to you as you'll like them to. It's a great way to share our life with the people you care for...

But c'mon people, we need to draw the line somewhere, what ever happened to privacy? what ever happened to not sharing abso-f*cking-lutely everything with everybody, everyday???

In the past couple of years I've seen so many baby ultrasounds, (even those 3D ones that deep inside give the creeps!)... So all I can think of is the rights of that baby that maybe he/she doesn't want the entire world to see their face from the very first time that it is visible, right?

So, then it comes to yet another "privacy" issue article that facebook will share even more information of their users online, well... how about us users stop sharing so much in the first place, so then we don't have to worry about the actual program posting everything that we don't want, don't you agree?

Now people, if you don't like facebook, don't use it. But if you like facebook use it, but if you don't want people to find out certain things about yourself then do not posted there, if there's certain photos that none but yourself should see, then keep 'em to yourself and or else don't come complaining that your entire social life is ruined because you are not intelligent enough to be discreet in your personal life and specially through facebook...

This thing about privacy goes waaaay down into the history of the human race it's also know as gossip... but if you are discrete, mind your own business and don't mess up with others, facebook and gossip should not backfire on you!!!

Just saying... now some privacy please, thanks!!!

Have a great day!

2 commented; now it's your turn!:

Dee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

awesome post! And sums up my feelings about FB too.

I'm a long time reader, you had me at "Cayman" haha

My dad had a motel in the Caymans once and I thought it was Heaven!

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I heard the founder of Facebook got his profile hijacked! too funny!
I always said, Facebook is good for finding old friends, Blogger is good for finding new ones!

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