I'm NOT Knocking FB or HP here.. So I would appreciate that this thread relates to HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR Personal Privacy?
For many years I have done a huge amount of Privacy Advocacy work for people (in NZ) who have had their Personal Privacy interferred with illegally by organizations that ignore our Privacy Laws. I am very passionate about privacy and human rights, which along with my accent sometimes gets me in strife!
But here for your perusal and reference is something I feel that you should seriously consider.. if you value privacy.
________ This was just emailed to me from a business source __
PeopleBrowsr shared a rather interesting report with us this week, looking at privacy related tweets during the center of this year's Facebook "privacy storm." The firm studied the public's reaction to Facebook's open graph-related announcements that set off the majority of the Facebook privacy controversy back in April.
Are you concerned for your privacy as a Facebook user?
The report specifically compares the general public's (or at least the portion that uses Twitter) thoughts about Facebook privacy with the media sensationalism around the story. The firm studied tweets with references to privacy, along with other keywords like Facebook, Open Graph, Zuckerberg, and Google.
"We are the last generation to know privacy as it was," says Brian Solis, Chief Data Analyst for PeopleBrowsr. "As Facebook moves human connections and society into a more public spotlight, people and the press will push back. But this will move things forward collaboratively. Over time I believe the debate will evolve into a series of productive forums and memes that explore the risks of living in public and the rewards for participation."
The FULL REPORT is WORTH Reading.
Wow... Apathy tends to be the most erosive force today!
Silence also says so much.
Facebook is the devil I'm an FB and Twitter Refusenik. Who the heck cares what I'm doing every second of the day anyway? People cry foul play against the big organizations, but your privacy is really in your own hands. I say don't post anything online that you don't want the world to know. Sorry, that's my ranting for the evening.
And an excellent rant it twas Benjimester... thank you.. I agree.
Alright, now that my ranting is done, I do agree that just because people want to communicate online, it doesn't mean that they should have to worry about all of their dealings being broadcast to the world. It just seems like in this day and age, privacy is something of the past. There are so many different sources obtaining and selling personal information, it seems foolish to expect privacy anymore. Doesn't make it right mind you that privacy has been cast to the wind. But what can we do about it? That's the real question. I suppose you just have to make the best laws you can, and try your hardest to enforce them.
Privacy is very important to me and I have the strictest ones ticked on my FB account. Kind of means it doesn't help with my HP traffic though!
Good on you PD for advocating privacy, it should be everyones concern. I did write a hub about this topic too, which shows I do care about it.
Hope all is well with you PD.
Hi M, (Keeping the rest private )
Well it tends to be as relative to most as the biggest lie of the last 10 years... "Yes I have read the TOS Agreement"
A shrinking iceberg in tropical seas. This was an excellent report (in it's fullest form) - well worth reading.
Of course DownUnder we have different values don't we?
And in NZ one of the strongest statutes here is The Privacy Act.
I think after another 5 years it will only be our end of the world that still protects it furiously.... And we are the most genuinely open
Something is Amiss.
Thanks for your input as always Take Care
Hmmm, we downunder are the only ones who protect our privacy, is that really true?
Mind you if we are on the net then we're not that private are we? It really is a fine line.
Besides, I like being on HP and talking to all the hubbers, like you.
Well yes with many sites it is indeed a saleable commodity that tends to be tender in many respects. Sites know that they have pushed the boundaries in many respects with their legal rights of refusal for not providing a particular level of information.
There is of course another thing that should be of concern and that is the use of personal information by 3rd parties who have secured the 'assets' of agencies via the purchasing or receivership of sites or organizations.
I think the abuse is more widespread than is reported as the next generation tends to be quite ignorant of what we know privacy to represent. That is where sites like fb abuse it and cover their butts with claims that their members are happy to provide everything! Of course they can't have an account if they don't and there lies the prob.
I don't give a toss for that sort BS.. I have the strength of character and experience to tell them thanks but no thanks!
There is a value to each of us as writers.. far more than selling our backsides to a site like FB.
You don't generally see or have access to the information that shows exactly what you generate value-wise though do you?
I've worked in the ad industry for years and this type of data to advertisers is gold so that is why FB and others want it. The gen Y's like my kids couldn't give a toss about their privacy, they have a who cares attitude which gets so many of them into trouble.
Don't know if you have a show over in NZ called The Gruen Transfer. Its on ABC here and is a show about advertising and they were discussing privacy issues on the show last Wed night. That's why your post caught my eye.
Value-wise, I don't think FB give a toss about that although HP do.
It's changed big time in 12 months though M.
Some very 'special' reasons why have been removed as have management styles! There is a lack of people management skills which are wrongly compensated with an autocratic style that doesn't fit with creative people ...
But then that in itself gives a clue doesn't it?
As I said at the front end of the thread.. my intention is not to knock the players...
I'm sorry if my disappointment in them makes it appear that I'm being negative... I'm not.. I'm being somewhat intuitive and Mercury is in Retrograde
No we don't have that show. I'm well aware of the Dollar Values involved and that is the sad bit... because at the end of the day it's just basic hooking in the cheapest possible way. Never mind... Let's see what the new FB competitor due to open on 15th. has to offer... HP may have jumped too earlier.. The new Guys are Cleaning up the privacy issues that FB & co refuse to! Far more enjoyable getting on things at the ground floor... your tend to get taken more seriously don't you?
Mercury in retrograde!!! What an excuse.
Still I think it is up to the individual to protect their privacy no matter what site they are on.
Looking forward to the new FB competitor, it will be interesting. ciao for now, have other writing to do. M xx.
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