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Thursday, December 06, 2007

PSA: Facebook

So I announced I was gonna try this Facebook thing. Gave it a whirl. Friends sent me stuff. And every time I clicked on something they sent me, Facebook asked me if I was willing to send my personal information to a third party company. To see what that friend had sent me, I am required to grant another company access to all of my information in Facebook. This just doesn't appeal to me. So, I'm backing away cautiously from the land of Facebook. I'm just not really interested in sharing my friends lists, photos, and other info with tons of random companies I know nothing about.

Now I'm just astounded at what Facebook is "worth" to other companies. I guess it is all that shared information between companies that is the value, but I can't be the only one not really comfortable with this right?

1 Comments:

  • No, you're not the only one. It annoyed the crap out of me to get those invitations to every damn little thing. I did it for a while, tried to get into the spirit of the thing, and was feeling less of the love all the way up until they did the Beacon advertising thing. At that point, they lost me. I don't care if they've since made it an "opt in" thing, I am furious that it took a great deal of outside pressure for them to do the right thing.

    By Blogger tshuma, at 5:15 PM  

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