How Many Users Will Quit Facebook?

When the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Facebook apps had transmitted users’ personal information to advertisers and tracking companies it made me wonder.

This is the result of a poll I saw online which asked: Will Facebook’s reported privacy breach affect your usage?

No, I’ll continue as always                                         
1349 Votes

Yes, I plan to quit the site
1070 Votes

I won’t join Facebook now
332 Votes

I never planned to join anyway
2160 Votes

None of the above
517 Votes

Total Votes: 5,428

Actually, a friend was at the house Monday and her nineteen-year-old daughter asked if I used MySpace. “I’m not a fan of MySpace or Facebook,” I answered.

It’s not personal; I just don’t have the time.

Facebook engineer, Mike Vernal, insists developers didn’t intend to pass information; it was caused by the technical details of how browsers work.

“There is no evidence that any personal information was misused or even collected as a result of this issue,” declared Facebook.

Maybe it’s me, but I have a different outlook than most with “storing and sharing” personal stuff on a machine.

Everything of value to me on my PC is also on a disc and/or hard copy. Aaaand … I never reveal anything on the Internet that the whole world can’t know.

My attitude is that I’m dealing with a machine and it can’t be trusted.

I also know that all kinds of companies have been selling our private data for years. Like the magazines I subscribe to sell my name and address to advertisers, publishers, etc.

Next thing, I’m getting mail from these companies wanting me to buy their products or use their services.

I would never have the expectation that any site is capable of complete privacy.

So, my choice is not to reveal anything that is truly personal or that I don’t want known.

“Better safe than sorry,” I say.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full


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Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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