My last post was a while ago and centered around Facebook in its influence on our lives. This one will deal with the latest Facebook gaff concerning our privacy as users.
Last night I discovered that Facebook was posting my personal messages that were sent to me from 2010 and 2011 on my “timeline”, for everyone to see. At first I thought “there is no way. Here is another bullsh.. story about Facebook”, but to my astonishment – it was true.. Here is a screen capture of some of the messages.
I think we can learn a lot about how Facebook conducts itself as a company on several occasions up to this story. I must say I don’t trust the company and deactivated my account.
What saddens me more is that no news outlet was able to provide proof to what happened on Facebook. News online is of very poor quality and I wonder as a former journalist and as a current news consumer, where can I get quality & reliable information.
Obviously this gaff will influence Facebook stocks, and that is way they are trying to avoid any responsibility.
We as users should not trust corporations with personal information, even though we got used to using Facebook and other tools regularly. I’m not sure it is worth it. User beware.