Will you leave FACEBOOK?
What-Up with your Facebook account?
The hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending on Twitter.
People are furious, and they have good reason to be. Data from over 50 million Facebook users was used to target voters and influence the 2016 US presidential election, as well as the 2016 “Brexit” referendum.
So - Will you leave FACEBOOK?
YES -or- NO?
3 months ago
I will not leave Facebook for this reason for sure. When you are on social media you know you are on "SOCIAL MEDIA". How can you expect complete privacy in such networks? It's an individual's responsibility to choose and use this wisely.
Well, there are several other reasons that I may leave Facebook one day though :)
The UK Parliament wants to regulate Facebook.
So does everybody else.
The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee called Facebook a “digital gangster” — but it’s not the only group of regulators out for blood.
It is just getting worse for FB.
2 months ago
It will not affect me, anyways.
I would only be sorry for the photos and videos that would remind me of the past years.
The problem is that it is already a common knowledge that FB and probably other social accounts have privacy issues, yet others do not learn nor guard their privacy. It takes two to tango.
No - I realise many benefits from using facebook and as long as those continue to exist, I will remain. Benefits in my case are - ability to get updates of people in my network, ability to get trending information, ability to maintain a connect with people in my network, and more.
As an individual, you are responsible for what you share and consume on facebook.
As a governing body responsible for a population, the perspective on facebook could be different. Here you have to factor for people who are not responsible enough, or sensible enough on facebook. I'd happily move on if legislation kills/blocks facebook.
Ready to go
I seldom post, I seldom browse. I hate the trackers and ad pop-ups.
When a significant notification pops out such as events in my inner circle, or a product interests me that's the time I look into my account. I call the person, ( I prefer to have at least a personal touch).
I am also aware of privacy issues that are breached.
What is posted will be made public even if it is limited to friends because they can share it by other means.
I remember my friendster account was not backed up and it did not affect me.
I want to leave Facebook for a multitude of reasons but the sad truth is that FB provides a useful service and a one click mechanism to connect with a complex social group that might otherwise take a lot of time. I remember the conversations of people wanting to get off Windows platform because of disdain for Microsoft's tactics. Clearly most did not and I suspect the same will apply here.
There is always two sides of the same coin. In this case Facebook which on one hand is a easy way of communication and getting in touch with people on the other hand also it is becoming a element to break family relationships. Recently, social networking sites are being blamed for marital discords due to lack of trust. But then responsibilities lies with the user. Knife was not invented to cut the throat. No one can change your ethics, belief and culture without your own agreement.
2 months ago
Sheryl Sandberg gave an unconvincing speech about privacy just when she needed to sound sincere:
3 months ago
It is true and scary that FB tracks us all the time but FB is imperative to stay connected with others. Furthermore it is a way to stay abreast with new information all the time. I think that i don't mine that it tracks me and i won't leave FB in the mean time but security is a main concern over there.
Facebook, like Google, is watching us and knows more about us than we are probably comfortable with. But is that news?
- For businesses, Facebook remains a good platform to reach your audience and grow your business
- For individuals, if you need this hashtag to get on board, you are too late. You should have been careful with what you post from day 1.
The idea that people would cease interacting in the “real world” and live in their devices has played out differently from how we expected, surely; trying to instruct the next generation on the proper way to communicate with each other has never worked out well for the olds. And if you told someone in 2007 that foreign election interference would be as much a worry for Facebook as oversharing and privacy problems, you might be met with incredulous looks.
Other downsides were for the most part unforeseen. The development of the bubble or echo chamber, for instance, would have been difficult to predict when our social media systems weren’t also our news-gathering systems. And the phenomenon of seeing only the highlights of others’ lives posted online, leading to self esteem issues in those who view them with envy, is an interesting but sad development.
Whether some risk inherent to social media was predicted or not, or proven or not, people now take such risks seriously. The ideas that one can spend too much time on social networks, or suffer deleterious effects from them, or feel real pain or turmoil because of interactions on them are accepted (though sadly not always without question).
2 months ago