"I was worrying about the world's water and food resources already, not to mention a tiny place where to live."
We spend a lot of our time on the side of a forested hill, surrounded by deer, wild turkeys, and bears. We are here for my son's health. The deer are getting pretty numerous, and are eating my apples, or more accurately, the buds on the apple tree. I will have to get Facebook accounts for them (the deer, turkeys, and bears, not the apples--it is silly to think that apples could have Facebook accounts, unless Apple is spelled with an initial capital letter).
"Maybe that's the real reason we think there's a population explosion. They're all just fake profiles on Facebook."
Oh, I see! I was worrying about the world's water and food resources already, not to mention a tiny place where to live. If half of us are just Facebook fake profiles there is chance of survival. Or would it be that we are living among virtual non-existent entities who think that if they have a Facebook they exist?
We have been talking about companies asking for Facebook passwords quite extensively now, but how did this start? Who was the mastermind behind the first case? Do you know? I would very much like to know this.
Yes, companies should be forbidden from asking Facebook passwords or any login and password for that matter.
It's not only invasion to your privacy. It's invasion to your friends' privacy as well. Whoever has access to your profile has access to your private message with your friends, your friends' profiles, their information and evrything that they chose to share with you. A third person having access to that information is more than illegal and goes against any notion of ethics.
Oh, wait a minute, we are talking about people who have no clue about ethics or respect for others' privacy, aren't we? I wonder what kind of respect and trust those companies demand from their employees. Or this is a one way only kind of thing?
Gosh! Something like that has to be done by someone who really hates you, and is very dedicated on top of not having much to do with his/her time.
"Oh, no! Your boss's Facebook profile says he hates his company! Looks like there may be room for a promotion in your life soon!" lol
We laugh about these things, but you might not be too far from reality in terms of ruining someone's life with fake profiles or fake comments.
I recently got a tweet from a friend whose account had been hacked sending a link where supposedly someone had been said something bad about me. It was spam, of course, but not nice anyway.
Then we have Twitter, where someone who disagreed with you on something starts tweeting as if he/she were a third grader, just for making your public image looks bad. And you can't do anything about that other than watch from the distance.
So what could be the lesson here? Sure there is one.
I wonder what happens when you go on an interview with Facebook?
"We would like your Facebook password, please! Oh, that's right, we have it already."
Maybe they ask for your LinkedIn password.
I understand that, should Congress pass a law forbidding companies from asking for your Facebook password, that companies will be holding interviews in China, instead, a land where they really understand the business of business, and where they understand the importance of keeping all ducks in a line. That is the only kind of environment, after all, in which innovation can truly prosper.
Yes. Most people would argue that the 'problem causers' are upset about there types of rules because they want the liberty to make poor decisions. Why you would want to leave the door open for that, I don't know but I also understand NOT wanting to be restricted in their lives (especially their personal lives).
Rich, Susan et al: Good point about posts that users cannot control. Abuses of social media run rampant: two people in Fla. had to abandon their home becuase a famous person gave their address as belonging to an unpopular neighborhood watch participant; and someone claiming to be the actor Will Smith (is there a more ubiquitous name, other than Joe Smith?) started a similar ruckus. I think in these cases, asking forgiveness is not easier than asking permission. The damage done to a person's reputation by such abuses cannot be reversed. Until there is a way of verifying information on social media is accurate and posted by the user and only the user, accessing information as part of an application process is unfair, unadvisable and by Facebook's terms, illegal. The sooner this practice is tested in court and found to be illegal, the better.
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