Sunday, April 18, 2010

George Orwell, Social Nudity, and Facebook

"Creepier still are the Orwellian implications which apparently riddle both the origin and the structure of Facebook." (THIS LUDDITE IS A FACEBOOK-PHOBE, Calgary Herald , May 6, 2008, Kevin Brooker

"While I am an advocate for, and a believer in a more public, open, and transparent web, I am concerned at the Orwellian overtones in Facebook." FACEBOOK CHANGES SOCIAL CONTRACT, YET AGAIN, Stowe Boyd, on his website, March 28, 2010

"Zuckerberg decided to open up to the new privacy settings by completely sharing 290 photos of himself and other information, in effect saying to users, 'If I can be socially nude so can you-come on everyone is doing it.'" FACEBOOK'S PRIVACY MOVE VIOLATES CONTRACT WITH USERS, ReadWriteWeb, December 15, 2009, Kayla Hamlin

Kayla included a quote by Jason Calacanis in her article: "Facebook's reckless behavior is . . . simultaneously making users distrust the Internet and bringing the attention of regulators."

I do not plan on joining Facebook anytime soon. Would it not be something like getting the Mark of the Beast spoken of in the book of Revelation? Maybe I will purchase THE PHENOMENON OF THE FACEBOOK STATUS and find out what I am missing.

Facebook exists to please its customers, the advertisers. The rest of us are sheep to be brought to the shearing and the slaughter house.

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