reply to post by MsAphrodite
............we already know. You're preaching to the choir OP.
The bottom line is this, if you don't like what you're using because of what they're doing, stop using it. I admit, sometimes that's easier said
than done, especially in real life with real people. Sometimes your stuck with sites, or people, that you've simply outgrown but have been with for
so long that it takes longer than you want to leave them. But there is something you can do in either case to help remedy the fact that you're stuck
having to use something that you don't really want to because you think they're up to something or..........simply not on your level anymore.
It's called a fake out and it's very easy to do whether they know you're doing it or not. Because if it's done right, there's nothing they can do
about it. This applies to Google more than Facebook as I don't do Facebook. You say Google moniters your every move. You know why? Because you let
them. You got a thing for the finest European art? You want to buy and read up on that as often as you can? Fine. Find the site or sites that will
satisfy that thirst.( I found mine) Bookmark it. Hide it in a site like hidemyass.com, Do what you need to do to hide it from the prying eyes of
that evil Google and their "government minions".
Then, find peripheral sites, or sites that have very little to do with what you actually want but vaguely apply, and Google them 'till the cows come
home.When you do this, you're making a "front facing" with a product or site ( or person) that Google (society) is going to see and therefore work
their majic with. The same majic that everyone here is crying is so evil and intrusive. What's behind that facing though is what you're really
working with and what is REALLY important to you. You're faking out Google because they can only work with what you're giving them, and what you're
giving them isn't the real thing.
What makes this even more "fun", or easy if you will, is that sometimes that front facing is what you used to use for the longest time, but have
since outgrown it. It used to be your main focus, but now it's simply on the edge of your line of site. Google is used to seeing it in the forefront,
as the front facing, and thinks, in all it's infinite wisdom, that you will continue using it for a long time to come. What it doesn't know is what
you've bookmarked or otherwise saved. And it doesn't see it becasue it's out of their line of sight.
The thing is this. Google, at it's base, is nothing more than a unique set of binary codes that someone else programmed. It's nothing special. As a
whole, it's not human. It's something less than that. It's part of a matrix if you will. All it takes is someone, or some people, who recognize it
for what it is to be able to see though and use it to their advantage. It's called using the system to get what you need and it's very easy to do if
you're above it. If you haven't been programmed by it.
In conclusion, if you ever find some sites, or someone for that matter, that is on your level; bookmark them. Save them. Do whatever it takes to
retain them because there is going to come a time when Google isn't going to be able to have the hold over you that they do now. And I think you know
what I mean. Sometimes you think it can happen quickly, but things like this, apperently, take time. Believe it or not, I'm new at this game too.