Why Facebook Sucks, Reason # 1

This really has very little to do with Toronto except for the fact that I saw it on Strombo’s site. Gotta love Strombo.

Facebook and your privacy.

Mark, a reader, commented: “You have NO idea how lucrative social networks can be.” Actually, I do. It’s part of my job. I also think that a good percentage of our readers know too. I think that most surfers, Torontonian, or Canadian, know that their information is being gathered and aren’t fazed (sorry, I couldn’t resist) by it. It’s the internet afterall, and nothing is ever truly private. Apparently, especially facebook.

More here.

6 Comments so far

  1. talk talk talk (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 10:39 am

    Wow, that’s spooky. I’m aware that information is being gathered by companies, moreso than governments — I live in Canada, which protects my privacy more than the US does Americans’ — but not to this extent. It’s positively Orwellian. If true, the US is using covert methods to gather data on its citizens and those from other countries, and the entire purpose of Facebook is not for social networking but for people monitoring. I highly doubt the users of Facebook would have thought of that. Ingenious.


  2. abbas (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    i don’t know. this is fairly farcical as well. i don’t agree with and am not planning on signing up for facebook anytime soon, but i choose what i wish to give up on the web as public information, as do most people i assume. facebook is just the same. anyone can generate such stats with a few scripts and numbers.


  3. Bumlove (unregistered) on July 1st, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    I smell like pee. Also, I haven’t slept.
    Facebook IS quite scetchy, I concur.


  4. Bumlove (unregistered) on July 1st, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    I smell like pee. Also, I haven’t slept.
    Facebook IS quite sketchy, I concur.


  5. Bumlove (unregistered) on July 1st, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    I smell like pee. Also, I haven’t slept.
    Facebook IS quite sketchy, I concur.


  6. mark (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 1:28 am

    aye, that same Mark here. I actually like your blogs.



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