Something to think about…

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

This is not a David Letterman Top 10 rip off.  This guy makes some interesting points and backs a lot of it up with supporting sites.

More avoiding annoyance than being cautious, I have had very few apps on my Facebook page since signing up about 3 years ago.  Glad I did.

I probably won’t delete my account.  Sadly, it’s the easiest way to keep up with some people these days (myself included, more often than not).  And I know a lot of people who think sending out a FB invite is the only way to plan an event.  But I will be taking a much closer look at my information and personal settings.

Have a good one!

– J

6 Responses to “Two-Facebook?”

  1. Popgun Says:

    Question: Is there another similar service that is in fact ethical and privacy safe?


    • J Says:

      Not that I’m aware of. Myspace is pretty much dead. But it was never very efficient to begin with. Twitter I guess, but that’s no way to really stay connected with someone.

      The entire concept of social networking is at its most basic, well, social. It’s inevitable (i.e. required) that information will be shared But to use that info to send ads and companies to you really bothers me.

  2. JonDecker Says:

    You could try the Google cloud, but basically if you use any of your real info online to make it easy for “friends” to find you, it makes it easy for your arch-nemesis to find you as well.

  3. JonDecker Says:

    Here’s a new header, J, if you want it…

  4. Ali Says:

    Not gonna lie. . .

    Read all of the above, and did not take away “hmm, privacy concerns” or “better ways to stay in contact with people.”

    No, what stood out to me was,

    “Oooh! I want an arch-nemesis!”

  5. Jean Says:

    I guess it just doesn’t bother me that much. I use a different password for facebook than for anything else. I don’t use apps. I block everyone else’s apps. I set all of my privacy settings to “friends only,” and I unchecked everything that friends who use annoying apps were sharing about me. It’s as private as I can make it, and hey, if they’re getting something useful out of my pic, or my gender and location, then have at, I guess – after all, I’m getting something fun for free. Used to be, we had to pay for postage stamps to keep up with friends. Now, if we don’t want to do that, we have to look at ads on our side bars. Whatev. I hate marketing, but I also don’t believe that anything good ever really comes for free.

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