Facebook is letting the users phone each other now, at least in Canada, according to Expressen. Since Facebook stores all your posts and so, even the one you deleted are stored for some time (the question how long is yet to be answered). So I am thinking Facebook will store all your calls too… if not now, then later.
Do you really want Facebook to act police, storage manager and censouring manager to your life?
Does this Facebook possiblity open up for something else? Something dangerous (depends on your definition of it)? Do you want Facebook phones? Do you want Facebook to know what you buy and when you buy it? Just pay with Facebook credits… Hmmm…. A Facebook mobile phone would make it possible for Facebook to listen in to your everyday life (mobile phones can be listend into if you didn’t know, even when you are not making a phone call). And a mobile phone would make it possible for Facebook to know where you are. Also today there are already functions in mobile phones that make it possible to pay in the stores with that application technology. A Facebook phone could have that as well… really Facebook could very well be the coproration “ruling” the world. I hope not. There is however one solution. Leave Facebook. Meet people IRL instead.
Read more about Facebook offering calls to users here (20130106):
I am wondering how many people or animals would have been injured or dead if there were no everyday heroes risking their lives to save another human beeing or animal? Imagine a world were we didn´t care for strangers. Imagine a world were nobody would answer your cry for help. I think that would make a thriller on the movies. A world of indifference. What a strange world. Imagine if people only cared for people they knew and none cared for strangers?
I am thankful for the people that still care about life and don´t care if they know them or not in order to help out. In todays Aftonbladet.se we can read about a boy that saved a five year old girls life. She was about to be strangled by a stranger in the subway. He thought someone else was going to help the girl. The mother screamed for help. He realized he had to act and grabbed the girl and pulled her away. First he thought she was dead, but then she woke up. She was alive. Isak had saved her life, according to the article in Aftonbladet.se. The person doing it was mentally ill and was sentenced to mental care, according to the article.
I am thankful for people that do something. I think to many don´t do anything and seldome help. There is a sort of indifference in the Swedish society. I am scared for the day when there is no longer anyone that dares to help in a crowd of people. The people that act are so few. Today a man at the train pulled his arm into me, even though I moved 10cm to let him sit down. I told him to not hit me. He started arguing with me. I said he was pushing me out from my seat. He was a very grompy old man. Nobody helped me. He was cruel in his language and had a terrible attitude. I guess he has a shitty life, he indeed behaved that way. I didn´t like that man, so I said to him he was a grumpy old man. I called him “gubbe”. He called me stuff too. I thought of him as very annoying and not a nice person. I wanted to tell him he was a ashole and that he could go and die so we didn´t have to put out with his bad behavior, but I didn´t. But I thought it. I behaved normal. He didn´t. He was person that hit people in the arm to get his way, even if they helped him. Not a really nice person.
Read about Isak here:
In todays Aftonbladet.se we can read about a everyday hero. This women rammed and took the keys away from a drunken driver. She says that he did not pay any attention on either the road or incoming traffic.
I am glad that the everyday heroes still exist, even though they are few. Not many would do what she did.
When you do the hero stuff, the law can bite you in the ass. There is a very fine line for what a everyday hero is allowed to do, we also learn in the article. Even though she saved someones life its not allways certain you are allowed to do what she did, isn´t it strange?
The everyday hero:s are everywhere. I know I have been that several times. The everyday hero seldom gets any other recognission than knowing it helped someone. In this Youtube-clip a everyday hero, does something where he is infact risking his life. You can still be a hero without risking your life though. If you wanna see a clip with a regular Joe then click the Aftonbladet-link below, couldn´t embedd it into this feed.
The everyday heros are the real heros. In Sweden we call it Civilcurage. That is the opposite of indifference. It´s a survival mechanism that can save many lifes.
Here I am hoping I can react on matters in society and everyday life. I will react by writing or photographing.