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« on: June 25, 2013, 12:00:45 PM »

When you click on the F icon on a web page do you have any idea what that click did?  Or when you upload a photo of your child sucking a lollipop - do you have any idea where that picture might go?  when you share a picture of your priceless shot of a tornado eating a grain silo on FB do you know who can now market that picture?  And when your picture of a stranger standing by the river in New York is sold (unbenownst to you) for an ad for a nightclub - and she sues do you know who is liable for violating her privacy?

I don't mean to sound paranoid - but I don't think most people have a clue what their idle clicks are actually doing to thier lives and the things they treasure....

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 12:49:54 PM »

Two things.

One. It's not just facebook.

Two.  I think a part of it is generational.  Kids these days seem oblivious to the damage that can be done by sharing too much information. I don't remember all the details, but I was talking to DS recently about something I didn't want on facebook, because I didn't want the whole world seeing it. He looked at me like I'd sprouted bunny ears.  He had no clue about why I might want to share things with some people but not others. Zero clue.

And one of my nieces tagged me in so many photos that I untagged myself from that I finally (quietly) unfriended her.  News flash.  If I want my photos shared, I'll share them.

Dona nobis pacem.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 12:55:22 PM »

Oh yeah.  And then there are the people who scour your FB page, looking for things that don't fit their value system.

So,for example, there's my FB friend who questioned me after a gay friend and a gay relative posted on my wall.  She doesn't approve of being gay so, to her, it's not okay for me to accept people who are gay.  I have to be just as much of a bigot as she is to be okay with her.

Then there's the Fundamentalist FB friend who posts vitriolic comments,anytime one of her FB friends posts anything -- gambling, astrology, "idolatry", etc -- that does't fit her belief system.

Thank goodness for the unfriend function.

Dona nobis pacem.
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