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Author Topic: WOW!!! An incredible amount of stuff.  (Read 306 times)

ArnoldW2

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WOW!!! An incredible amount of stuff.
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:03:22 pm »
Want to freak yourself out?  Here's how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realizing it.

https://twitter.com/iamdylancurran/status/977559925680467968

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Re: WOW!!! An incredible amount of stuff.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 07:18:31 pm »
What I wonder is whether this current FB publicity crisis will lead to any changes. 

As long as FB and the Goog pump money into Congress, I bet all this current concern will pass with nothing but cosmetic changes by the data collectors.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 09:09:34 pm »
Here's a good article that shows what Google and FB know about you --

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/28/all-the-data-facebook-google-has-on-you-privacy

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 02:49:57 pm »
I think FB and Google are out of control with their deceptive practices.  I have no confidence in our worthless Congress to hold these people accountable, but the public can say enough is enough and not use them.  That's not going to happen though.  Too many people have become FB stars.  Their egos need an outlet and they don't care who knows how great they really are.

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 06:28:07 pm »
There are a lot of content creators and freelancers and e-commerce/inet marketer types who genuflect at the altar of Facebook. Including that dipshit I did the profitable membership site for who just f***ed his site with an expensive overhaul.

They rely on the mindless trust that FB once inspired. Like that guy I am citing who gets coaching clients from his Facebook group.

Facebook today is mainly for narcissists who need to show everyone their great life that you're (explicitly in my case) not invited to. Like that guy. You look at his personal FB page and it's "look at me and how wonderful I am all of the time".

The people on that coach guy's FB group are dumber than a pile of compost for fawning over him.

I realized over a year ago that I was compromising myself by spewing to the "audience" there, and angering people who didn't think I was being "cute".

Every like you click and every comment you make on FB is databased into a composite of your personality and marketing affiliations. That was creepy. And I wasn't getting any closer to people on that site.  The uniquely Facebook narcissism fest/dopamine rush environment is what secures the audience for this source of data.

In time nobody smart and aware will want to use Facebook, and that has actually been the case for awhile. Those on the site now are legacy users. As a result the pool of users contributing to that marketing data source and that pool of consumers of content will inevitably become lower and lower quality.

Facebook is headed for MySpace / Topix.com / City-data forums levels of quality of user.
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