The more the social network FB continues to wage war against the users by doing privacy invasions, the more the users are going to leave the social forum. I am only wondering why more haven´t allready? I have and I am happy for it. Facebook is also addictive and you can end up spending more time on getting attention on Facebook than hanging out with your real friends in real life.
In todays Aftonbladet.se the debater Jonas Colliander is speaking about the privacy intrusions Facebook is making. He thinks that the adds have been tastful so far, but the more the stockmarket demands income then Facebook will have to make short term profit and therefor the scientist in the article thinks there is a risk of a more aggressive approach to make money. So far Facebook has tried to avoid this. The Internet is the last place for aggressive marketing, he is writing about.
The scientist in the article also says that mostly people on social forums hang out with friends and relatives and that is why personal integrity is so important.
Jonas writes that some have had to pay Facebook for beeing more visible in the friends flows. He also says this is a dangerous path to go for Facebook.
Well, I agree with the facts that an aggressive marketing is going to make the users run. But also all the changes to the site that has made it diffucult to edit or remove ones information is a bad way to go. Try to undo a group you made. It´s almost impossible. You have to leave the group… but you cannot unlist it (correction: at least I couldn´t— can you?). Also all the savings of old materials is also a security risk. There are more question marks on privacy and what is online on Facebook than the benefits given by the forum, so how come you who use it still use it? Doesn´t the users think of the impact social forum mistakes can have on their futures? You might have one oppinion to different and you might not get the job. This is sad, but unfortunately true. You might have tight settings, so not much can see it, but still, your friends might not have. Imagine what social engineers can get. It´s very easy. You just need to be a good manipulator. And unfortunately many cybercriminals are experts on manipulation.
Many companies today hire another company to research the past of people and I am wondering how legal methods they are using. Do they somehow access your account to see your information? I wonder… can you be sure it isn´t possible? Can you?