Monday, November 6, 2017

the thief

Granted I only post on Facebook about once or twice a year and the post that got stolen was from July but the person unfriended me this morning after I said "there is a 'share' button man' last night.

Like I said, I don't care about this particular thing, it doesn't even make sense really. But it made me rethink about privacy. With privacy you are creating privilege groups, and I bet, I bet anything that you get stolen more often when you have these groups than if you put everything out in the open.

Really, what's the point of having privilege groups with people who only have passing experience with you? You're putting yourself out there for people to exploit. If you're putting yourself out there, do it out in the open, total openness.

Then the competition is exposure. All the dirty tricks to get famous. Not everyone is fond of this. In fact most people will settle for little friend groups for life. In fact that's what it should be irl but online, there is just no point in using private social media online. For how fast information spreads on the internet, you should be in control of it. Spread the information yourself and don't put out there anything you don't want spreading as far as possible.

This Diary though, it brings me a particular kind of pleasure. I never said you should only spread good things. Just things you want to spread. Just don't, don't, DON'T count on privacy of any kind on the internet. You can't protect information once you choose to put it online.

Every day I take back most of the things I said yesterday, but I don't think this is ever going to change. Though I rarely used social media, they really don't, never benefited me. The only reason I have an account on FB is to manage pages, really, and I always, always always always doubt the quality - I mean cost-effectiveness of the ads. I ran a campaign in 2013 that was OK and made me think it's worth it, but now, I don't know. It's a wonder how Facebook got so big. It's such a tacky, low tech way to "connect".

I think you should either Skype, vid-chat so you could see people's face and hear their voice, or you should have your own website with embedded msg system. But Facebook, that hideous, disgusting-looking Facebook with a billion terms of service with so many rules and takes whatever you post and has so many other problems, how did it get so popular? I can never take it seriously.

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