Comments on: Facebook makes us embrace creepy http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CecileR http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390768 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:02:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390768 It would be easier to accept the argument “if you don’t like the risk, don’t use FB” if all users were mature adults. People with enough life experience to weigh the social costs of having your every foible exposed to strangers who don’t know enough about you to put individual incidents or missteps into context. When I was in high school or college, just like most any kid that age I figured that the opinion strangers may form of me through rumor and hearsay meant less than nothing. Now I know that alas, it’s not true. Underinformed idiots do have power to ruin a life for no good reason. Fortunately for me, whatever past awkward moments I may blush to admit of now have left no trace. For my own children, it will not be true. And as a parent, I don’t delude myself that any lecture I may give about being prudent online will outweigh peer pressure from friends and classmates. So yes, I am worried. Any parent of teen or young adult should be.

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By: McBob08 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390761 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:44:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390761 If you think Facebook “Privacy Settings” protect you, you’re an idiot. They don’t stop advertisers, companies or phone applications from mining your data anonymously. There is no “safe” way to use Facebook. Just don’t use it. Stop being a gullible sap; Facebook is teh Evil.

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By: The_Traveler http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390753 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:58:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390753 “If you go back and watch the original video, as it seems you have, you’ll realize that the “good creepy” statement was said ironically, as a joke. The audience laughed. We moved on. There is obviously a grain of truth to it which is what makes it funny.”

Funny today, reality tomorrow. The frog in the pot of water never knows it’s slowing being boiled to death until it’s too late …

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By: UberTuna http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390749 Sun, 30 Oct 2011 23:10:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390749 I was a 16 year old when I first got online over a decade ago. My parents spoon fed me fear of the internet so I created false identities and personas to use instead of my real info. Very few bits of real info is on my facebook. My name, my husband, my city – all of it is fake. I only have 3 pictures on there that actually have my own face on it but everything else is screencaps from anime or tv shows. Whatever info advertisers might dig from my account wouldn’t lead them very far. However it still disgusts me to see Facebook and to see people use facebook. I only use it because it is the only place where most of my friends are now located and I can keep up with them. But I will never support facebook and never eeeeeeever be its fan. Facebook is disgusting and I do look forward to the day that it is destroyed and deleted from the internets and I do believe the day will come!

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By: gruven137 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390740 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 22:10:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390740 1mz1 – True. We’re pretty much already there. Just look at how parents have to obey their kids these days and what happens to them if they don’t. And how we have to “obey” the TSA, big corporations and the Fed.

It’s all straight our of the movie “They Live”

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By: gruven137 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390739 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 22:03:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390739 The majority of people in the world today like creepy and they like the idea of someone watching them. That’s why there’s a billion people on Facebook. Creepy things like being monitored, tracked, and spied on appeals to the specialness of the ego and our fear-based race mind. Who ever thought all this up was a genius. The next piece of genius will be to convince all these billions of people to implant RFID chips into their brains so they can interact better with the Matrix…err, I mean internet.

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By: internetguru7 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390735 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 01:56:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390735 the truth is FB is a FAILURE!

It has been a success at collecting your information and selling it and a total 100% advertising and marketing failure with No ROI!

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By: SeanParker2 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390731 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 23:07:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390731 @kpkelleher: There’s no evidence that the commenter “Sean Parker” is the Sean Parker being discussed here. Look – I’m “Sean Parker2″. IMO, the creepiest thing about the internet is the willingness of people to believe everything and anything they read.

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By: 1mz1 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390717 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 20:23:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390717 In the world of the near future, all obey the omnipotent god of ‘peer pressure’. Those who do not conform to the group mentality of mass-marketed material gratification and etiquette of lowest-common denomitator social correctness will be ostracized, persecuted and excommunicated from the collective global tribe. True individuality will be dealt with by modern-day inquisitors bent on hellfire retribution and eradication of ‘the other’

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By: gordo365 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/19/facebook-makes-us-embrace-creepy/#comment-390715 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:04:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=30474#comment-390715 These goons are willing to risk other’s reputation and mental health (cyber bullying etc.) in the name of advertising profits.

Greedy, selfish goons.

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