Fight Back Against Facebook Prying: You Know Everyone!


The title? Yeah, I know. It's obvious that's what Facebook does. But Facebook has recently started doing something that really is troublesome.

I have been blocked from requesting friends for a while on Facebook. Facebook claims I was sending out unsolicited Facebook requests. Yes I did and no I didn't.

Let me explain. I write under a different name as some people know. It's slightly different from my real name but my real name is so common that people wouldn't know me if I didn't add my moniker especially in a place like Facebook.


Always click "Yes" - It's none of Facebook's business

So why have I been blocked? As I said, Facebook claims I've been sending out unsolicited friend requests. But I have only sent out requests to folks who operate in my circles and are heavy readers and followers of the publication that I have been a regular columnist now for nearly ten years. It's also a place where Ron Paul has been writing regularly for too. I also, in Japan, sometimes send out (but mostly receive) friend requests from many Japanese folks who are regular listeners to my radio show. I simply cannot say "No!" to them! (Why would anyone on radio alienate listeners?)

So, I have sent out requests. Not a lot. But have done it. 

I get many more friend requests than I send out by a ten-fold, but now I realize why people can get blocked. It's because, recently, when you accept a new friend on Facebook, it has has been asking, "Do you know this person outside of Facebook?" Of course, I always answer, "Yes!"

Why do I do this? It's NONE OF FACEBOOK'S DAMNED BUSINESS!

I think it is just another reason why Facebook sucks.

I hear that young people aren't using Facebook and I think that's fine. I won't miss Facebook when it goes the way of Myspace. Why should you or I miss Facebook if that happens? ... Do you miss Myspace?

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For more on a related story, read: Facebook could soon track your every movement

Facebook, the biggest social network on the planet with more than a billion users, seems to want to know even more about you. More precisely Facebook seems to want to track you at all times. At least that’s the gist of a report from Bloomberg that came out on Monday and says that Facebook is working on a smartphone application that would track users’ location even when the app isn’t opened. According to this report the app itself would be used to track a user and alert him whenever friends are nearby but the actual use of the app is so that Facebook can serve you localized ads.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Collect billions of dollars and leave the kids alone;you don't need a computer to talk to people you know,to me a purpose of social media is to meet the people you wouldn't meet otherwise,that let you expand,hear other views,communicate in a wider community,to network,we get it,why don't they?,Ty

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