posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 10:37 PM
Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist
"Social networking" on a system that was originally designed for the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) was/is a brilliant idea...for those wishing
to monitor and adjust the habits and thoughts of their 'flock'.
But alas, how does one tell the frog he is to be boiled when he was correctly first placed in cold water?
Exactly! Many people don't even believe this truth, or care. Go back a few years during the rise of My Space, which was on the rise of the more
rudimentary early social networks, and the government was expressing an interest in creating sophisticated software to data-mine social networks. The
MIC starts dumping funding into a network of developers and lo-and-behold Facebook is born. A network that required all real-names and information
(at first) to use it at all, with threats of banning if you supplied false info. Why create complicated software to track all the sites on the web if
you can create one giant and get everyone to it. And flock they did! Suddenly My Space and every other site was not cool anymore and people left the
other sites in droves.
Facebook is a dream come true for the paranoid MIC. Everyone's friends, photos, interests, activities, and more. The entire map of everyone's life
given up freely and willingly. Then they brought in the linking system and Facebook is now almost as prolific as Google in the embedded HTML code of
every web site. If you let it, your phone's Facebook app will even track your GPS location and keep the network up to date on your locations. And
all of this is done eagerly and willingly be now countless millions who suddenly cannot live or function without it.
Real ID had a lot of problems, mostly funding issues I guess, but there is still a lot of the population that has some semblance of concern about
their privacy. The educational system and marketing industry is doing its fair share at raising the new generations to regard those who value the
necessity of privacy as wingnuts. A camera on every monitor, a microphone in every computer, everything linked to Facebook and Google. The populace
is doing all the work for them.
It's too diabolical, insidious for me to partake in.