Those who don’t take privacy serious because they have nothing to hide are usually the first to lament, when their elderly relatives fall for the latest grandparent scam.
Isn’t it lovely, how social media always markets itself as the spearhead of free speech, while at the same time giving users voting tools to bury anything that’s not echoing the popular opinion of the platform in question?
A bit of perspective about platforms, choosing beggars and psychological manipulation. There's also a sneaky sixty four thousand dollar question at the end to flash your mind.
Dear Santa, this year, I wish for
world peace and a pony Facebook and Twitter to shut down.
Funny how so few people seem to see what game the company is actually playing.
So, the revelation of the week is that Facebook curates the newsfeed to confront users with as much hate as possible, as this makes them stay on the platform longer and increases ad revenue. Surprise! From this, the conclusion arises that the company is threatening democracy, which is a totally bad thing, we should all be pissed about.
Don’t know about you guys, but my conclusion would have been that, I, as a Facebook user, despite all warnings from privacy advocates and against all reason, disclosed way too much personal information about myself, thus enabling the data kraken to waste huge quantities of my life by triggering me with upsetting things, I
can’t won’t do anything about anyway.
I keep wondering why people think it would be a good idea to break up Facebook. A breakup is an action taken by a cartel office to (re)establish competition. A lack of competition isn’t the problem, the whole business model is!
Hm, just saw the first episode of Marvel’s new “What If…” Series. Is it any good? Well depends. If you are a feminist, it’ll probably give you multiple orgasms. If you happen to have a working brain, you’ll only realize that they simply sold you the MCU “Captain America” Storyline again, condensed it to half an hour and made the main character female in an obvious attempt to rope fangirls into promoting yet another lame rehash on social media.
(What if… they actually told you a completely fresh story in one of those super hero movies?)