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Old 03-23-2018, 06:33 AM   #16
still says videotape
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I've been guilty of over-sharing on Fook. Any way to keep in touch that excludes face to face is a win. I didn't really care about data going for targeted products cuz that has actually been useful, but I didn't realize an ever more creepy political system wanted me as a product, stupid in retrospect.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:07 AM   #17
Encroaching on your decrees
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I use it. I have a geographically wide spread of friends and family I like to keep in touch with. Sometimes I like and share stuff that amuses me. I rarely do the quiz things, and never if they want me to log in with my fook details.
I firmly believe that once you start interacting with anything online there are no secrets if someone wants to find something out. And there is no such thing as a free lunch, so on fook you are the dinner for somebody. So no, I'm not more bothered than I was before.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:19 AM   #18
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It's not so much what you share about your own life, but more what you look at, like, and comment on. And how much time you spend looking at different stuff.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:27 AM   #19
I may have overstated my temerity's degree of mitigation.
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This is what happens when technology is adopted without considering repercussions.

Since forever.
the internet is a hateful stew of vomit you can never take completely seriously? - Her Fobs
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:41 AM   #20
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What makes Facebook problematic: it made possible to identify and target many who automatically believe a first thing they are told. Then they were targetted with the necessary myths and lies. Then others automatically believed it was true because hearsay from others was somehow proof. The real problem are so many who have no idea how to separate outright lies and myths from what is hard honest facts.

Actual problem is not Facebook. That was only a tool used to manipulate so many who are the problem.

How many so foolishly believed Saddam had WMDs only because hearsay said so? How many foolishly believed Saddam was a threat to the US mainland when he was not even a threat to countries adjacent to Iraq? Those were targets of this Facebook data collection malfeasance.
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