We love our social networking, don’t we? We integrate it into our daily lives, we use it as a means to fully interact with our friends, family, and Cityville, Farmville, or Mafia Wars friends. We use it to share our life with the world around us. Social networking is so big, even corporations are in on the game. So many commercials show the product, and then say “follow us” or “like us” to let you know they are on the two giant social networking sites. You see, social networking has become a giant stream of revenue for companies. A company like Facebook is said to be valued around $100 Billion, yes Billion, with a “B.” This has led other players to jump on the band wagon, and who better to join the game, Google! In September of last year, Google+ went live for all users over the age of 18. It is touted as Facebook on steroids, and I can believe that. The world’s most powerful search engine, the world’s most powerful email tool, and now the world’s most powerful social network? Here is something fun… When you use “Search Plus Your World” you will get amazing data… from your social network. Huh? What Does This Mean Jonathan? Whenever you do searches using this service, it will incorporate information from personal sources, like your Google+ posts, or posts from someone in your circles (friends), photos from Picasa, etc… You see, Google is saying that users can opt out of seeing the “personalized” search results, but there is no way of opting out from being part of the results that come out.
Don’t allow your privacy to be breached by corporations. Don’t allow your privacy to be breached by the government. Fight for your right to privacy, as you are the only one that can protect your data.
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When you lose your privacy, you lose your freedom!
Happy Hump Day Folks!
Wouldn’t it be great to know that all of your social networking profiles were clean from those annoying apps? Well, you are in luck! A new site “www.mypermissions.org” will take you directly to each of your social sites’ application settings pages. Why is this important? How does this site work? Both great questions, with two simple answers. This is important because the more and more you play with your smart phone, or surf the web, you will be asked to use your social network to login, “to make things easy, login using Facebook.” Take a look at the bottom of every post here on my site. There are a ton of social network plugins that allow you, my faithful readers, to share my ideas, opinions, and rants, to your friends, (by the way, I do truly appreciate those who tweet and Facebook share my site… thank you!) You see, social networking is taking over the way we function in life. The company you work for probably has a social networking site, and may even have an internal social network as well. The more and more we allow applications and websites that allow us to login using social networking credentials, the more privacy we give up.
To the other question, how does this work? This site is simple, you go to the site, look for the social network site you belong to, click it, and then you find yourself at the login screen for that site. Once you log in, you will see what apps you are allowing to see your information. Oh yeah, it’s free. They make money the same way I do, by utilizing click-through adds. So, “mypermissions.org” is a free site that simply redirects you to your social network site’s application settings. With all the changes recently hitting Facebook, locating this page can be tough.
Like I always say:
Protect your information, protect yourself; Coffee is brewing people, it is time to wake up!!!