Stop bitching at Facebook, there’s a good chap. I know it’s “in” to point privacy-aware fingers, especially if you’re working for an old-world media outlet. Sure, we all want to protect our jobs privacy. But bashing online services for things your own company has been dreaming of doing for years makes you look like a sore loser.
It gets super-stupid if you bitch and moan just to use some of them cursed technologies yourself. The Swiss TV show Kassensturz is a prime example. Let this screenshot speak for itself:
Seriously. Stop it. Read the News Posts, check the settings, and you won’t need guides such as the one from the former ReclaimPrivacy project. If you have enjoyed any form of liberal upbringing or education, you know what to look for without them parts of the press that are mortally afraid of the Wobble telling you how evil some companies can be. You know: Explaining “security issues” that a) have been around and well-documented for months and b) aren’t really concerns as, after all – it’s bloody Facebook. You want to be found and share information, don’t you? Why else sign up for a bleeding social network?
You can still turn crap off. Or quit Facebook, Twitter et al. Just don’t be a Cussing Lemming while playing all-high-and-mighty about not being a Social Media Lemming.
I enjoy circular arguments.