posted on May, 10 2010 @ 03:10 PM
It's meant to be a Philosophical question.
"Why do you trust these guys, but not those guys?"
The question came to me while I was reading the thread by Skeptic Overlord concerning the coming changes to ATS and the idea of "Tinbook." Security
was the topic that came into question, in terms of the lack of it on Facebook and the supposed improvements for it on Tinbook.
But I don't trust anybody, particularly if their main goal is to make money. (I don't care who you are.)
Thus, I'm really me, but I digress...
The point is, ATS is "going global" and although I'm fine with this and will continue visiting ATS everyday, it is only because I have my own
capitalistic concerns that I am at peace with ATS's less altruistic motives. I don't blame anyone for wanting to make money, that shall remain the
norm for some time yet. But calling into question the amount of privacy a website (or specifically "social community") is measured in degrees.
If we are only talking about ad placement, demographics, pop ups etc. it's more about annoyance than anything sinister.
But if you had a real juicy bit of info. Something the world needed to know, but you knew the powers that be wouldn't want the world to know, would
you use ATS to announce it?
Would you use tinbook?
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