Facebook: are we celebrating our loss of privacy?

Are we celebrating our loss of privacy?

I am going back and forth in my mind about internet privacy and the absolute absurd power of governments who can use Facebook to track a person’s comings and goings without their consent or knowledge.

Read and sign this: http://act.freepress.net/sign/internetdeclaration/

Not that I have anything to hide, but obviously our personal lives are not private anymore. And you might ask: why blog if you want privacy?

Well, OK, I have used Facebook since 2009 and have found friends from childhood and made new friends who share passions and found an adoption community and a Native American community which I never would have, if not for Facebook. So that is my answer but still what irks me is privacy or lack of it. I have made great new friends right here with this blog and hope to find even more!

Now this: Facebook has enabled you to pay for an individual post to be seen in more of your fans’ news feeds. You have probably noticed the new metric Facebook has on the bottom of every post showing how many people it reached.

EdgeRank is Facebook’s news feed algorithm for determining what is shown to people based on weight, affinity and time. Promoted Posts are a way to push posts more prominently into people’s news feeds.

YUCK! You knew Facebook would try and make more money, right? The fact that every FB page in filled with ads was no surprise really. This constant barrage of information of things we don’t want but they claim we need? That is not something I celebrate…. Lara

Thanks to http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-promoted-posts/ for their info.

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