Originally posted by EspyderMan
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
On Pirate Bay you can download the personal info of 100 million FB users.
People make it a habit to track you on facebook. I have known people like this, who are just a little touch of crazy.
Sure, Uncle Sam can find me. But I don't have to give him the keys to my house, do i?
The internet is not for real life. Mixing the two usually has disastrous consequences.
No, i wasn't meaning to offend. Just putting in my two cents.
I can visit the profile of 100 million users manually, the fact the information is mined with a robot is no surprise, so is every web site ever built
via GoogleBot, MSNBot and more.
People tracking other people is not reall scary. If someone wants to find me, go for it.
I never give the keys to my house to anyone but they sure can visit my profile.
Internet is part of real life, I make a living off of it. The money I make is real, the information I gather and put on the internet is also real. If
I decided that the internet was not real life, I guess i'd be jobless eh?
Seriously, your logic is failing on every count here and you are not giving one good reason to stay off facebook. All your doing is trying to act like
your better then everyone who has an FB profile. I bet 10 bucks you actually do have an account, you just like to pretend your not to seem better for
some strange reason.
Psychologically scary if you ask me.
One the whole, the last 3 sentences of your post kind of sums it up for me: needless, suppositional ad hominem.
I regularly use 3 computers that I own. None of them have ever accessed FB. I avoid it for many reasons, one of which is the spyware/data mining
that happens/has happened with their applets.
Another major reason is the facial recognition and tagging (I also make it clear to my friends/family that I don't want my picture on FB, so don't
upload photos of me, and if you do absolutely DO NOT tag them with my name).
The data available on Pirate Bay (or that was available) was data that you cannot get normally. There was one of MANY screw ups with the way FB used
information, and this info was fathered during that time. It contains info that, with the exception of those times that FB screws up, is not
FB allows people to track what you do to a point that houses have been robbed, etc (there are many links available).
And, the main reason: why do i care what all those people are doing? It is often an exercise in narcissism, with constant mindless updates about
what is happening in the mundane moments of everyday life. It is an orgy of voyeurism, mirroring the other pop cultural enactments such as the
supposed "reality television" (often with FB status updates being no more realistic).
As a purveyor of internet meme's, I have found no greater level of mendacity than on sites such as Failbook.
To be honest, I have not seen a single thing that would attract me. Even the story on the founder reads like a "how to" of evil geniusness. Having
never used it, I see nothing attractive about it. And given its involvement with so many "drama's" (up to and including rage murdering someone who
made someone else mad on FB), think that my life is far, far greater without it.
Now...were I you this might be were I made a bet that you were something morose like Mark Zuckerberg protecting his progeny, in some thinly veiled
attempt to bolster my opinion with the audience. But that is ludicrous to assert, and adds nothing to finding any truth in the situation.