posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 06:45 PM
It's pretty funny because all you have said here is that Facebook is a governmental database. As some other dude made the point of, they have more
than enough records to track you down now, without Facebook, and people (including dominant groups) know that alter-egos are more common on the net
than your true self, even if you've got a page with your name on it.
A few of my friends, for instance, say yes to every, single party they are invited to via Facebook. So, according to the government, my friends have
been to about three parties every night for the last six months - bit inaccurate, considering one of them (the one that says she wants to go to the
most parties) is still at school.
So Facebook knows my best friend is overseas at the moment. So does her travel agent, the airport, the airline, the other airport, her credit card
holders and a million other paper trails.
I mean, if you really wanted to state that the government has a database on everyone, then analyse paper trails (something we willingly gave in to
over many years), write a real paper about it, stick it in a journal, be credited. Stating that Facebook is the source of all evil when it comes to
centralised governmental databases is not only an ignorant denial of the truth, that is, that we are already being followed by 'the government' in a
million other ways, it is a simple cop-out stab at authority from a blogger with a grudge against authority who needs to form strange ideas about a
social networking site being the center of the whole world's information on people in order to make sense of the world around him/her. Go do some
real study. (Check my PS - I realised this of myself, too. Lots of people have issues with authority - deal with them before you look like a moron)
Anyway, back to the point, the funny thing is that you only say here that Facebook is a governmental database. No evidence, no links, not even any
back-up claims. Just 'Facebook is a governmental database'.
What's WORSE than Facebook, I think, is that in order for Europe to even keep nuclear weapons (weapons that belong to America), they must give every
ounce of their citizens information to the American government - THAT is iffy. Facebook is mostly just that - a face that people put on for the world,
not reflective at all of that person. If you want to know someone, look up their paper trail. You will learn very little to nothing from a heavily
moderated, alter-ego site.
It's called PARANOIA and it can take over. Not everyone is out to get you. Maybe Facebook isn't everyone's forte, no problems. I mean, I bet you
saw that flash slide-show that everyone else on the net saw, about how that woman used to work for the government and then she bought Facebook or
something - fact is, some dude from a college designed it, THAT is why so many people like it, because it's from the people, and it happens to work
for the people. Regardless of who runs it now. It's a waste of valuable neuron connecting to even let the Facebook stigma cross your mind.
Welcome to the global village, you'd better get used to it (and apparently, you're not gonna like it).
P.S. I used to be a MASSIVE scout of Facebook's evil. For about two years there. Then I went and used my Facebook account and I realised how
inaccurate of me this account actually was. How no one could possibly gather any real information off there, unless I was planning 'terrorist'
networks. They really would need to check my paper trails to know me, which is what they do anyway. I just don't think that 'Andy couldn't have
committed this murder because he was at 'SATURDAYZ @ DA BALLROOMZ' according to his Facebook' would stand in court. Just a hunch.
BTW I found this in your Terms and Conditions, maybe you should take your own advice - 'You will not post any material that is knowingly false,
misleading, or inaccurate'. I'd definitely categorise this blog under 'misleading', maybe even 'false' and 'inaccurate' for the lack of