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The Truth About Facebook

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 10:33 PM
A great video I found, while again stumbling with StumbleUpon.

Take a look. You think facebook is innocent?

Not so much...

Here's the video.

This makes me want to close my facebook account once and for all.


posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 10:53 PM
If this information is accurate, it is pretty lame to read.

I dislike facebook, but it's become so ingrained in youth culture I can't stay in contact with anyone otherwise. So I suck it up and max out my privacy settings, took down all my listings for films, etc, and phone numbers, and put up a generic gmail account instead of my school and service provider email.

I know it really doesn't change much, but it helps me to feel better.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:02 PM
reply to post by tothetenthpower
This is common knowledge to some, lol. The same applies to any major mainstream social networking site; you're an idiot if you advertise yourself so.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:05 PM
reply to post by Morgan Le Fay
(*Hint: This is where egocentricity can and will BACKFIRE.)

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:06 PM
The owner donates thousands to the socialist democratic party.

Look it up. They are spying on americans, stocking them even.

Maybe they are in it with the census bureau, man times are strange.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:09 PM
reply to post by tothetenthpower

the video is definitely an eyebrow raiser, i posted the same video about a year ago.

Its nice to see it make the rounds again, people need to realize how facebook operates.

My Thread A Facebook Warning.

Star and flag from me, like i already said, I'm glad this has been re-posted, people need to know the shady truth about FB.

Edited to add:

Turns out you posted in my thread from way back then too haha, funny how like minds draw each other in.

Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Wow, great vid, I am truly apalled at what kind of info they can sell and use these days.

Things like this need to be terminated...


i can't reiterate this enough, I'm not in anyway concerned about there being a duplicate thread, i dont even think the T&C takes effects on duplicate threads with such a significant difference in post dates. just showing my support for this topic, and using my previous thread to reinstate my mutual concern.

[edit on 6/3/2010 by Alaskan Man]

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:17 PM
try to link the URL to your doesn't take you to the page you link....

that in and of itself is shady...there goes my facebook

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:31 PM
reply to post by Alaskan Man
Keep your chin up, guy. The truth is never popular until 'after the fact.'

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:37 PM
What does the CIA have to do with Facebook?

Facebook's first round of venture capital funding ($US500,000) came from former Paypal CEO Peter Thiel. Author of anti-multicultural tome 'The Diversity Myth', he is also on the board of radical conservative group VanguardPAC.

The second round of funding into Facebook ($US12.7 million) came from venture capital firm Accel Partners. Its manager James Breyer was formerly chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, and served on the board with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999. One of the company's key areas of expertise are in "data mining technologies".

Breyer also served on the board of R&D firm BBN Technologies, which was one of those companies responsible for the rise of the internet. Dr Anita Jones joined the firm, which included Gilman Louie. She had also served on the In-Q-Tel's board, and had been director of Defence Research and Engineering for the US Department of Defence. She was also an adviser to the Secretary of Defence and overseeing the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for high-tech, high-end development.

I added the emphasis.

Read the whole article please, it's a heavy hitter.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:41 PM
reply to post by SweetRevenge

One of the things I can say I despise is Facebook. From the outset I had a bad feeling about the concept.

Now I have a 15 year old daughter who uses it all the time on her touchphone, when watching movies, when with her boyfriend, while visiting friends, late at night, early in the morning and heaven help anyone if she loses access!!

My neighbour and some relatives have from time to time informed or shown me things my girl has said or posted on Facebook. I am not impressed. But at the same time I am not impressed by those who are provoking arguments, spewing current teen anguish concepts and hatreds at my girl, who of course responds in anger.

Likewise I am not impressed one iota by Adults (mid to late 20's) sending my teen girly "Friend Requests".. and her thinking the more friends she has on Facebook, the more Status it gives her!! Which is the perception amongst the teens here.

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard her going off at the family PC because of what is happening on Facebook, I would be $40 richer this year alone.

I learned that the teens are on Facebbok while in their classrooms at school. So I decided it was time to get some balance happening. I've informed the school, and asked for all phones to be handed in on arrival and picked up at the end of the day... but they only stare at me like I'm some crazy Dinosaur, and nothing ever happens about the problem.

So the next step was discuss with the teen-monster, but I laid down a ruling that should these problems persist I will be cancelling her Facebook Account.. especially since she signed up without my permission at age 14.. which in turn is breaking the legal rules for Facebook, for which Facebook needs to take some responsibility in that it does not check each sign up by emailing the parents, or something like that.

Don't get me wrong here folks, I am vigilant on what my teen-monster girl does on the Internet, but I cannot be there for every second to stand over and watch.

Well no one said that working with single-minded children was easy.. although I do see it being much easier for those with malleable children... oops.. off topic.

So many parents have said to me that I NEED to get a Facbook account to keep track of what the teens are up to. Which reminds me of the garbage put across in our media for why parents should watch TV Garbage like Big Brother with their kids.. so it can be discussed, even though a parent may wish to ban that show from being on their TV they paid for... off topic again.

To me Facbook is a drain on society. It is stopping the kids from focusing on learning in the classroom. It is stopping them from learning how to communicate effectively with the spoken language, it has become far too easy to remain in contact at any time with anyone using Facebook.. which should be a bonus but it is working the other way also.

So to me it is a Cancerous thing in our society and I would like to see it killed off ASAP, but that is not going to happen, so that leaves me with having to be the Big Meany to my teen-monster girly until she leaves home for college in 18 months.

Oh joy, as if it isn't hard enough already as a single parent!!

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:51 PM
Never had one, don't need one, won't get one, do just fine without one.
Same is true for twitter, myspace, and all the rest of it.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:56 PM
reply to post by Tayesin

I agree. I think it is a drain and you should see how it's handled in college. Smartphones under the desks, netbooks used solely for social networking and so forth. Of course it's probably more noticeable to me than most people on campus because I worked factory and misc jobs a few years before college. I didn't jump straight into it and I didn't need facebook when I started out.

It's gotten so crazy I was losing attendance points in class for having a netbook on in class, but I was actually taking notes. We think she just assumed I was on facebook.

Of course then I walk across campus, almost get plowed over by people checking status updates on their phones or texting, then no one talks to me or remotely feigns interest in the world outside their bubble. However, I end up with facebook requests out the wazoo from people on campus that found me through the shared network listing.

If I leave facebook or delete it (like I did with myspace), I get animosity from people who think I'm ditching them, and I have sat with phone in hand waiting for text messages or phone calls and none ever come. However, the second I log onto facebook chat, I get bombarded with "I MISS YOU" and "LETS HANG OUT!"

I don't like being connected 24/7 so it's really a drain on me. I value a little mystery and the occasional phone call.

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:00 AM
reply to post by silent thunder

Ya i am in the same boat as you are, I dont use facebook or others, I learned along time ago about those.. actually i dont have a facebook page i had a myspace page but that died long ago..

Anyway anyone who has it should get rid of it, if not you get what you deserve then.. you have been warned many times what these people do..

I like that epi of south park you have 0 freinds, I like to think of myself as stan in that epi.. Who tf needs facebook, go out and make real freinds.

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:01 AM
I don't know if the video mentioned this because I haven't watched it yet, but if you delete your facebook account, Facebook will still store it forever.

I deleted mine 2+ years ago and I can still type in my email and password to get an option to reactive my account just as I left it with all my friends, updates, and messages.

That in itself should speak volumes for what Facebook is really about, which is voluntary human cataloging.

I've heard there is a tedious way to remove your account forever, but I have never attempted to do it.

[edit on 4-6-2010 by tooo many pills]

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:01 AM
Makes me wonder about the guy in the impeach Obama thread that said to the op he should use FB as an instrument to collect signatures to impeach Barry...

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:04 AM
reply to post by tothetenthpower

I would like to announce that I proudly deleted my FB as of about 17:30 3 June 2010 EDT.

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:04 AM
I deleted my face book account a few months ago.

Too many people kept my email full of friend requests.

There were other things I didn't like about it also.

And I don't have time for all that social nonsense.

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:27 AM

Originally posted by iamsupermanv2
try to link the URL to your doesn't take you to the page you link....

that in and of itself is shady...there goes my facebook
I did a copy+paste the of url of the video from my browser to my status on FB.

I've had to re-post some thingy's like this on FB before. Stuff like that gets deleted from my page, without my authorization. WTH???

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:28 AM
reply to post by loveguy

if you copy and paste it into a comment, it will least initially, I haven't gone back and check it since.

posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:36 AM
reply to post by tothetenthpower

Yeap - Closed my account ..........

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