Why Facebook Makes You Stupid

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We all know that Facebook spreads your private details and knows everything about you. Facebook and privacy do not fit together.

I’ve been guilty of this one before until someone told me to make my check-ins “friends only”. It’s perfectly normal to want to share your intrepid adventures with your Facebook followers but if you highly publicise the fact that no-one is at home, then an opportunistic burglar might come around to your house and become the new owner your TV and next-gen games console.

In the “about” section, there are spaces for you to reveal all kinds of personal information, including your sexual orientation. It also invites an address and phone number to be entered. This is where you really start to get into murky waters.

If there is one thing which Facebook is universally hated for, it’s advertising. Even though they are a public company which needs to make money, people still object to ads which they say is intrusive and “in your face”.

Let’s look at some of the ways that are dangerous to you if you say the wrong thing on Facebook. They’re not “it will kill you” dangerous, but instead dangerous in terms of your reputation, your finances, etc.


You tell your followers that you are feeling down and possibly depressed. Facebook sells your info to an insurance company, and when you try to apply for life insurance, you are denied. On Facebook, you get constant ads about making your peace with God, and making up your will before you go. If you were hesitating about making the final leap, ads like that might persuade you.

You gripe that you have a bad back and you are on long term sick leave from work. Suddenly you get ads about medicine, wellness spas, etc. What’s worse is that your insurance premiums go up. Don’t believe that something like this would happen? It was strongly suspected this year that fitness tracker Fitbit was selling user information to insurance companies, who were then seeing if any of the users were customers. If so, they used the fitness information to adjust the premiums accordingly. Fitbit strongly denies the charge but who knows if they are lying or not? Now if Fitbit is suspected doing it, do you think Facebook would have any qualms about trying the same if the price was right?


You are discussing NSFW subjects with a Facebook follower, while at work. Suddenly you get ads for dildos and sex dolls. The boss walks past and sees it. Suddenly it’s “can I see you in my office please?”. Next step – the unemployment office.

Now these are three things that instantly came to mind. I am confident there are numerous others, and I am sure you can cite some in the comments.

Finally, Facebook is time-consuming and distracts you with absolute useless information. It makes you and especially our children stupid.

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The Trump Of The Day

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At least Europe had to laugh a lot when Trump the trumpet visited Scotland yesterday.

After he recognized that Belgium is NOT a town, he said on Twitter, that the Scottish took their country back. Uninformed as usual, Brexit = Brain exit, Mr Trump?

Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!

 

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We Are Not Amused, Little Britain

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So you Hools have voted and indeed, a horrible vote. I do not understand you listened to the right winged UKIP, shame on you!

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Do you really understand what happens now? Less migrants? Bullocks, England as former colonial power gets her migrants from her own former colonies. And they are still on their way because they like your social system and because you, my friends, do not want to do minor jobs.

So, my dearest English friends, this is what you can expect within the near future:
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– financial disaster, London will lose its importance as financial stock market centre,
– increasing prices for food and energy (and alcohol!)
– corporate insolvencies,
– economic barriers to market entry, products and services market,
– stock market crash,
– Northern Island and Scotland may leave The Kingdom,
– no more access to the police-databases of the EU (Eurodac, terrorism database),
– less tourism, as costs for flights and ferries to the Island will increase (bad luck for Sally)
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God may bless you, England, you will need it.
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We Love You, Jo!

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jo-cox-Mrs Cox, 41, a member of the British Parliament was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in West Yorkshire on Thursday. A 52-year-old man has been arrested. Jo Cox belonged to the Labour Party, A strong women fighting for rights.

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Nothing Is OK

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A rainbow appears behind the U.S. flag flying at half-staff on top of the Tacoma Dome, Monday, June 13, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Flags across the state were at half-staff Monday to honor the victims of a mass shooting early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A rainbow appears behind the U.S. flag flying at half-staff on top of the Tacoma Dome, Monday, June 13, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Flags across the state were at half-staff Monday to honour the victims of a mass shooting early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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