posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 01:05 AM
Sorry if anyone has already said this, I've read the first couple of pages and the last page. The topic boomed quite fast, as it usually does where
FB is concerned.
1. It IS possible to remove your account entirely. You have to search for the request to do so, then you have two weeks of account disability, before
the account and everything associated with it is removed. The site still keeps your pictures and information, because when you sign up, you told them
they could. So Facebook holds pictures of your children, your families, everyone you care about (and those you don't care about so much). You can
request for them to remove them, but it takes up to six months, and I don't know how to find the link to do it, but it supposedly does exist.
2. This business with the cameras is like having internet cookies installed in your real life. I went on a mad scramble for concert tickets the other
morning, and lo and behold, other sites were presenting me with adverts for tickets for the same site. If these cameras log you in certain shops, they
will use your Facebook account to tailor your ads more specifically to your interests. If you pick up a copy of Busty Babes XXX in the newsagent, I
wouldn't be surprised if FB could make a cross reference and someone tell your significant other haha.
3. The subtlest propaganda ever. "If you don't have a Facebook, you might be a psychopath." What better way to make people scared to NOT be on the
radar? My partner doesn't have a Facebook. But he is of sound mind, he just HATES Facebook, he hates most people who use it, the drama it creates and
how invasive it has become in people's lives. He doesn't want to see pictures of people's ugly kids all the time, and he doesn't want to read
peoples dirty laundry. People need to learn what is socially acceptable. I wouldn't go into a room with a bunch of people, some I know well, others I
barely know at all, and start publicly shaming someone. And my GOD, the "melodram patheticism" people suffer from! Sorry if we don't all want to
hear how you "are so fat / ugly / unlovable / have no life / lover / friends", while your friends all crow back at you that they love you and want
to crawl inside you and nestle next to your heart for the rest of their lives!
I honestly believe Facebook is becoming what's wrong with much of the non-military world. One day we'll all be sitting in rooms, with visors and
gloves, interacting with an online universe we won't want to leave.