Facebook is Not Your Friend

Many people ask me when I’m going to get a Facebook account. Never. Facebook is not your friend. With Facebook, you are not the customer, you are the product. There is no privacy. Anything you say, post, or link to is theirs to use as they see fit. In fact, if you neglect to sign out of Facebook before leaving their site, they can see where you go on the web and what you’re doing.  They give the appearance of giving you control over your privacy settings, but unless you are diligent, you are “opted in.”

Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, cheated his friends and co-developers out of their fair share of the company (have you seen The Social Network?), and now he wants to use you.  Don’t let him.  Be aggressive in monitoring your privacy settings.

Check out this page for more information:  Five Ways to Control Your Facebook Privacy

Plus, who wants their ex-girlfriends stalking them anyway?


5 Comments on “Facebook is Not Your Friend”

  1. Denny says:

    Facebook has been a wonderful way to connect and reconnect with many people. Sharing pictures, thoughts and experiences with people has been, Facebook has been a great tool to have.

  2. Imaginary Friend says:

    If you rearrange the letters of Facebook, you get cafe book, and what do they do in a cafe? They cook things. And what happens when you cook something too much? It gets burned! They’re burning books!

    There you go. Facebook are Nazis in four moves.

  3. Paul Silverio says:

    Hi Bryan:

    I liked your comment. I have a Facebook account by I don’t log in very much as compared to other people and besides most of what other people put on it, I don’t give a hoot about.

    Looking forward to your next blog.

    Paul Silverio

  4. DTG9000 says:

    Hmm, thinking I should I click the Facebook “Share This” button.

    Good tip about logging out, others in my family have active accounts and I hate how their Facebook info appears in so many “news” websites now, like the Hartford Courant. I feel like they’re stalking my family. If having them log out each time stops that, then I’ll ask them to do it.

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