Facebook. need i say more? haha! here's the deal: facebook now how this grouping technique (?), where if you post your status about a certain
subject, and others have posted about the same subject... in the "newsfeed" it will say "so and so and 5 other friends posted about such and such"
- it could be Disney, an example would be "Michelle Friend and 5 other friends have posted about Disney" and the word "Disney" will be a tagged
link to the Disney facebook page. Pretty intrusive, in my opinion, as even if i DID post about Disney, i would think it would be up to me if I wanted
to "tag" Disney in the deal or not. But NO... facebook decides FOR me to tag them...AND to group me with others who have made whatever posts about
Disney they have made ( positive OR negative). Oddly, only so far that i have noticed this is only the case with a few topics. Disney is one of them.
Lucille Ball is another. (and actually i haven't "noticed" this, i have had others tell me this after i posted my note, read on for clarification)
Apparently Ron Paul hasn't made the list, or Slayer.. because several of my friends have made posts about both and have yet to be grouped or to be
shown in the newsfeed as "so-and-so and 5 other friends have posted about Slayer" (Slayer is a band, for those who don't know)
Here is where i have the REAL problem. the one that tags you and groups you that i have the biggest problem with: If you post ANYTHING about Obama...
it tags him and groups you in to a newsfeed "post" of "people who have posted about 'Barrack Obama.'" - now even still, this may seem innocent
enough (which by all rights, it really isn't) BUT.... you don't even have to use his name in the post for it to tag him and claim that your post is
ABOUT him. Some of my friends did and i can see how they were tagged. But, you can simply use wordage that is revolution-esque, or post song lyrics
that seem to be anti-establishment and apparently certain words in those phrases are flagged to auto tag him and say that your post is ABOUT him! (As
My best friends daughter was included in this and she never once mentioned Obama in her post. So i posted a "note" about this atrocity, and of
course, i ended up in the list of people who posted about Obama (which is TAGGED) - talk about them keeping track of who says what about Obama! it's
ridiculous. especially when we already know that 7th graders have been pulled out of class and interrogated by CIA/Secret Service (without parental
consent OR a parent present) for posting about Obama. ( www.allfacebook.com...
now before you say "oh if you put it on the internet its out there for the public blah blah." - thats crap. i should be able to post a darn
political joke, amongst my friends, on the internet, that i pay for (service - my connection. but i know FB is free and all that, but STILL, they use
me and sell me as their product to advertisers, they can at LEAST give me THIS) without the freakin president of the United States being TAGGED in the
darn post. period.
So - because of this, i say goodbye to facebook. i have plans to create an event on facebook, in which all of my friends and anyone else who wants to
join in on the event, will cut and paste a status update - simultaneously - that uses the name Obama - so they will all be tagged and grouped - that
states what a crap new feature this is and an invasion of privacy as well as a Constitutional infringement using bullying tactics. Once my event is
done. i will be deleting that crap social network.
I know... it's JUST facebook... but still... it's just WRONG. BUT - Thank you, facebook, for making it so easy to get rid of you.
bearing in mind that i did not know prior to posting the following note that this was going on with other topics and not just Obama (albeit i haven't
seen it myself, i am only being told it is - i have heard that Disney gets tagged and Lucille Ball and the Texas Rangers (team) - but i have yet to
see anything but Obama), i STILL think it is wrong, on every level. here's is the note i posted earlier on facebook, along with the screenshots:
"Be aware, if you post about Obama on your facebook page – it will inform all of your friends that you have posted about Barack Obama, and it
will TAG Barrack Obama. As I was scrolling through my newsfeed today I noticed that there was blurb on my newsfeed that said “Terri (last name) and
3 other friends have posted about Barrack Obama” - and the words Barack Obama are tagged (linked) to the Barrack Obama facebook page – even though
I am NOT friends with Barrack Obama, nor have I “liked” any Barrack Obama pages.
The four friends of mine are not friends with each other and their posts were independent of each other's - meaning these were separate posts made by
the individuals on their own pages, and not a “thread” of comments on one of their status's. (Much like if me and three other people posted on
Jane Doe's page for her birthday. You know how it says “Barbara and 4 other friends posted on Jane Doe's wall for her birthday” (such is not the
case here, Barrack Obama is NOT a "mutual friend" between me and these friends who made the posts)
I have taken screenshot so that you can all see what I am talking about. What I find to be even more atrocious than finding out that facebook AND the
Obama Administration is keeping track of who posts about Obama – is the fact that my friend Morgan never said one word about Obama in her post. The
word “Obama” is not even used. She simply posted lyrics that seem to be revolution-esque or anti-establishment in nature. So because the FB bot
that automatically does this has deemed her words to be anti-Obama, it took it upon itself to state that she posted ABOUT Barrack Obama. You look at
her post in the screenshot below and tell me where you see anything about her status to be ABOUT Barrack Obama.
When me and several friends post about Slayer, or even Ron Paul, there is NO NOTIFICATION in the newsfeed that “barbara and 5 other friends posted
about Slayer” - so WHY Obama? One can only assume that it is because they are keeping track. I find this tactic by Facebook and the Obama
administration to be a HUGE abuse of power and a violation of our Constitutional rights to freedom of speech (using fear and intimidation to
strong-arm people into not saying anything negative about Obama).
This is disgusting and I will be deleting my facebook account very soon (as soon as all my friends have the opportunity to read this note).
I urge you all to do some research on Obama's “internet kill switch” bill and familiarize yourself with it... this facebook bullying tactic is a
step in that direction – in the direction of Obama shutting Americans off from the internet.
Please see attached screenshot of the newsfeed item regarding posts about Barrack Obama (i have removed the last names of my friends from the
screenshot, because i thought it only fair to them)."
Please take special note that Morgan's post said this:
"Make no mistake, We are not afraid To bear the burden of repeating What they're thinking anyway. Let's raise the stakes On the bet we made.
Let's decide to be the architects, The masters of our fate. Rise Against."
someone PLEASE explain to me WHY her post was tagged and grouped as being "about Barrack Obama" ?!?!? the others i can understand, as they actually
said the word "Obama"... but hers?!? makes NO SENSE to me, and leads me to believe that they are flagging more words to be associated with Obama
than just simply his name.
whew. end. rant. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
i know there will be trolls here. i don't expect everyone to agree with me. but nonetheless, this DOES irritate me and i felt the need to rant. thank