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Facebook,not what you think.

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posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:03 PM

Facebook is one big data mining tool for corporations.

Data mining applications are often structured around the specific needs of an industry sector or even tailored and built for a single organization. This is because the patterns within data may be very specific. Banking data mining applications may, for example, need to track client spending habits in order to detect unusual transactions that might be fraudulent. In another example, a data mining application might be used by a government body to detect associations between individuals who may be involved in terrorist activities.

Pattern mining is a term sometimes used to refer to the detection of industry specific patterns in particular types of data. Using this technique, data mining association rules may be detected which can give a likelihood of one characteristic or behavior being associated with another. An example of a data mining association rule detected by a data mining application analyzing data for a supermarket might be, for example, the knowledge that pasta and sauce are purchased together 90% of the time.

eu social network sites privacy

In a package of proposals to be unveiled before the summer, the commissioner intends to force Facebook and other social networking sites to make high standards of data privacy the default setting and give control over data back to the user. "I want to explicitly clarify that people shall have the right – and not only the possibility – to withdraw their consent to data processing," Reding said. "The burden of proof should be on data controllers – those who process your personal data. They must prove that they need to keep the data, rather than individuals having to prove that collecting their data is not necessary."

facebook datamine sell your browsing data

Every time you use Facebook or one of the thousands of web pages using Facebook Connect your personal information is being collected and then sold to marketers and mysterious 3rd parties without your consent. Facebook gets rich and you don’t make a dime.

facebook sells your home addresses and phone numbers to external sites

Now personally,i do have a facebook account...but use it to only to keep in-touch with old friends who moved away,but after investigation on how facebook is selling your personal infomation to the highest bidder..and most of people on facebook don't know this,it's big business at the expense of your personal information.

1 Facebook was originally bankrolled by a co-founder of Paypal for $500,000

2 There is evidence that founder Mark Zuckerberg stole many of the ideas and much of the code from ConnectU. They sued Facebook and settled for an undisclosed amount.

3 400,000,000 people log into their profile at least once a month.

4 Half of those people log in every day.

5 70% of Facebook users live outside of the US.

6 44.1% of Denmark has an active Facebook profile.

7 Only Google gets more traffic.

8 Yahoo! tried to buy Facebook in 2006 for $1,000,000,000.

9 8,300,000,000 hours are spent on Facebook monthly.

10 The fastest growing demographic in America on Facebook: Women 55+.

11 FAD is a mental disorder – Facebook Addiction Disorder. FAD. Ironic.

12 Court notices and summons sent through Facebook are legal and binding in Australia.
Facebook Statistics


in this short video it gives you a idea of how facebook is the modern day dairy,only its online for the world to view,and whatever power wants access to your life on facebook,it don't take much working out the basic movements and activities of a person by monitoring their facebook account.

Facebook should come with a LARGE use with caution warning for all new users.

and i like to make it clear i'm not anti-facebook,as it can be a helpfull tool for staying in-touch with old friends ....but it being exploited at our expense and this is the point of this thread that you have no privacy on facebook,even though you think it's a closed profile.

so think about what i've laid out infront of you,before you post your life on facebook,or tie your bank details and spending habits on facebook.

it kinda get you thinking that facebook is a modern domesday book ...but people are filling in the book for big data base for there viewing pleasure..

edit on 16-4-2011 by TheMaverick because: Above Top Secret

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:29 PM
Ah no need to worry I don't put personal info in my facebook. My facebook is only used for communications.

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:44 PM
Odd that is exactly what I thought Facebook was doing.

Anyone who thinks such a large scale "free" social operation was created just to let people have somewhere cool to hang out online is clearly a little bit dim.

To be fair Facebook aren't the only ones doing this, they're just doing it better than anyone else (well apart from Google obviously).

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:50 PM
This reminded me of an incident that I found rather alarming: I use my maiden name on Facebook. There is no trace or hint of my married name. I do this because my novels are printed in my maiden name and I don't want the two names to be connected. The privacy settings on my email are set for my eyes only. I don't have a phone number listed.

I posted a message on my local police department's wall, complimenting several officers for how they handled an arrest across the street. About three hours later the phone rings. The name on the caller ID is "unavailable". When I answer the phone, a male voice asks for me by my MARRIED name. He asked, "Is Jennifer ++++++" available?" It was a cop! He introduced himself as an officer and asked for details about the arrest I had written about. I was taken aback, to be honest, and I should have asked how he got my home number and married name, but I didn't.

Anyway, he said he was calling because he wanted to pass on my compliment to his superiors but couldn't find any record of the arrest. None of that was sitting right with me so while I answered him truthfully, I didn't go into any more detail than what he was asking for.

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:04 PM
im glad i found this thread...i joined facebook over a year and a half ago, after a couple of months i canceled my account. didnt really like it much. my girl friend who loves facebook has accused me of all sorts of things including talking with other women etc etc. i have not gone to facebook in way over a year so who is running my
"canceled" account??? very strange

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:13 PM
reply to post by autopat51

You can't actually cancel Facebook accounts, you can only put them into suspended animation once they've been created.

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:23 PM
reply to post by maskfan

ok...then my question stands..who is going on my "suspended" account and running things??

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:36 PM
I first became a member of Facebook back in 2006 when I was in boarding school. Never had much in my profile, but had many conversations/wall posts with friends and family. I decided just last month that I was deleting my account and going off in a new direction. Seriously, it was like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. No longer am I trying to upkeep a psuedo-life, or keep an online persona going. I started eating much healthier (if it doesn't have a mother or come from Earth I don't eat it), learning the guitar/piano, picked up writing, and started visiting with friends and family more. I told everyone that I would be back, but honestly I haven't felt like this in awhile, why ruin a good thing? Not to mention the scary thing before I left, all my advertisements were for jam band or electronica music festivals or new music that was just released.

The other problem that people might have with deleting their account is staying out of touch with friends. Well guess what, use your phone, email, or write letters. Honestly, I thought people would stay out of touch with me, but it's been completely opposite.

Edit - I de-activated my account, I realize you cannot delete it. When it stays unused though I am no longer giving them information which would benefit these so called leechers.
edit on 16-4-2011 by higns07 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:37 PM
Study: Facebook Increases Jealousy in Relationships

The study
published in the CyberPsychology & Behavior Journal, analyzed the effect of Facebook use on the romantic relationships of college students. The report concludes that there is a “significant association between time spent on Facebook and jealousy-related feelings and behaviors experienced on Facebook.” Is Facebook destroying our relationships?

The result? Specific factors make Facebook a breeding ground for relationship jealousy. The researchers identified four themes that contributed to jealousy on Facebook. They are as follows:

- Accessibility of information: Increased info about the interactions of significant others lead to increased monitoring and jealousy for 19.1% of participants

- Relationship jealousy: 16.2% of respondents were explicitly linked to Facebook use contributing to jealousy

- Facebook as an addiction: 10.3% of participants had major difficulty limiting the amount of time he or she looked at his or her partner’s Facebook profile.

- Lack of context: 7.4% of respondents referenced how Facebook can be ambiguous and that, without context, jealousy can be spurred over misunderstandings.
edit on 16-4-2011 by TheMaverick because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:38 PM
reply to post by autopat51

I dunno why don't you go log into it and find out. At the very least you can see if someone has actually been using your account or if your GF is just crazy paranoid, which is something I would do if my GF was accusing me of stuff like that.

If your Facebook account has been compromised, it's quite likely your email accounts et al have also been compromised, you should definately check it out.

That said its possible your account name is just being used as part of Facebook advertizing, which does still happen regardless of whether you've suspended your account or not (and makes it look like your account is at least semi-active even if its not).

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:44 PM
Really great and informative thread.
I think thing that caught my attention enough to start to raise alarms was how the ads always seemed to coincide with the same topics I had recently looked up (googled). Everything we post is monitored and filtered down to data and information about demographics that are used for target marketing. I hope if anything is to come of this thread is that it opens peoples eyes up even more.

Stop being so naive! If you're being monitored by marketing companies to this extent, you CAN'T tell me the government, with their trillions they've managed to launder, don't have the capacity or will to monitor the masses to even further extents.

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 10:02 PM
Actually there is a way to permanently cancel your Facebook Account .
Just click in the first question and submit your request , then if you don´t log in the next 14 days
your account is deleted.

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 10:14 PM
now this is also another intresting factor about facebook.

One law firm, which specialises in divorce, claimed almost one in five petitions they processed cited Facebook.

The social networking site, which connects old friends and allows users to make new ones online, is being blamed for an increasing number of marital breakdowns. Divorce lawyers claim the explosion in the popularity of websites such as Facebook and Bebo is tempting to people to cheat on their partners. Suspicious spouses have also used the websites to find evidence of flirting and even affairs which have led to divorce.

Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online said: “I had heard from my staff that there were a lot of people saying they had found out things about their partners on Facebook and I decided to see how prevalent it was I was really surprised to see 20 per cent of all the petitions containing references to Facebook. “The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to.”

An American insurance company, in defending its refusal to pay out a claim, is seeking to call in evidence personal online postings, including the contents of any MySpace or Facebook pages the litigants may have, to see if their eating disorders might have “emotional causes”. And the case is far from a lone one. Suddenly, those saucy pictures and intimate confessions on social networking sites can be taken down and used in evidence against you in ways never dreamed of. Flirty emails and messages found on Facebook pages are increasingly being cited as evidence of unreasonable behaviour. Computer firms have even cashed in by developing software allowing suspicious spouses to electronically spy on someone’s online activities. One 35-year-old woman even discovered her husband was divorcing her via Facebook. Conference organiser Emma Brady was distraught to read that her marriage was over when he updated his status on the site to read: “Neil Brady has ended his marriage to Emma Brady.”

From Los Angeles to Lowestoft, thousands of social network site users have lost their jobs – or failed to clinch new ones – because of their pages’ contents. Police, colleges and schools are monitoring MySpace and Facebook pages for what they deem to be “inappropriate” content. Online security holes and users’ naivety are combining to cause privacy breaches and identity thefts. And what all this, and more, adds up to is this: online social networking can seriously damage your life.

Facebook already has a methodology for measuring the overall “happiness” of its users. It basically looks at how many positive words people use in their status updates (for English speaking users). This results in the USA Gr oss National Happiness Index.

For this particular study, Facebook looked at the use of positive and negative words in status messages over the course of one week in January. The data team was then able to filter the results based on sex and relationship status (as defined by Facebook).

The results aren’t entirely unsurprising: People who are in relationships do seem happier than those who are not in relationships. However, there are some important areas of distinction. For instance, the people that seem the most unhappy are those that either don’t disclose their relationship status or those that are in an open relationship. An open relationship dwarfs widowers and “it’s complicated” by a pretty significant margin for both men and women. However, those that don’t disclose their relationship at all are about 50% more negative than everyone else.

In the end, while this data is certainly interesting, it’s only scientific insofar as it is a reflection of what people choose to share in their status updates.

posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 11:53 PM

Originally posted by maskfan
Odd that is exactly what I thought Facebook was doing.

Anyone who thinks such a large scale "free" social operation was created just to let people have somewhere cool to hang out online is clearly a little bit dim.

To be fair Facebook aren't the only ones doing this, they're just doing it better than anyone else (well apart from Google obviously).

if i remember correctly google is now in jewish(zionist?) ownership, as is most american media
so most bases are covered.
edit on 16-4-2011 by orangutang because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:39 PM
found this funny video about facebook...


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