Posted 11/01/2013 at 3:38 PM
Posted 3 years ago
Facebook may be the #1 social network where we gather to freely exchange ideas, thoughts, comments, pictures, etc. It certainly has blossomed into an interesting social media networking site. We go there to interact and message and show photographs to friends, family and for some of us, our fans. A lot of us do a whole lot on Facebook. Especially if we fit the mold of being an entrepreneur, an entertainer or just simply a socially outgoing type of person.
Key on the word — “freely” that I have used in the preceding paragraph of this article. Nothing is free in this world. Certainly nothing good; at least that’s the general consensus.
What is bringing all this tough talk to bear is that the Facebook company’s chief of staff in their analytics group, Ken Rudin, said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc. is testing technology that would greatly expand the scope of data that it collects about its users.
Why do they seek to know how long a user’s cursor is hovering over a certain photo or comment? What is feeding their need to start collecting data on minute user interactions?
This spying is to be done through upgrades. Facebook, to make a long story short, potentially wants to know where you are moving your mouse concerning everything you are doing, all of the time.
Facebook users are expected to rebel if this software is implemented. Facebook will decide if they will or if they won’t go forward with this social monitoring in a few months’ time.
Facebook already is known for not giving a hoot about privacy rights and this news is not expected to be received well by many with Facebook user accounts or those who simply gloss through its pages.
Shutterstock is a photo site that is known to track everything their users do.
I’ll speak right now from a personal viewpoint nestled in the so-called land of free speech, called the United States of America, and deliver this communique: “Look Facebook I’ll respect your rules while I am a guest on your site but don’t treat me as if I am a convicted Facebook felon who must wear a monitor to be trusted on your sacred stomping ground. If that is to be the case you won’t be seeing me around much longer in Facebook land.”