The question I want to raise here is how connected is too connected? As a big advocate of net neutrality and a frequent thread poster on the democratic voting-based community site Reddit, being connected to the Internet is a part of my everyday route and personal identity. I hold in strong regard the right for every user of the internet to be completely anonymous and to have all information private, if desired. This is where I want to introduce my friend Facebook..sweet, kind, loving..and always watching. To say I do not use Facebook would be an outright lie, but to say I wholeheartedly embrace their platform model would be a far..far stretch of the imagination. Recently I came across an article (URL posted below) exposed how Facebook monitors specific information about status posts that people DO-NOT post such as “time of non-post” or ” where the potential post was going to be posted (ie.friends wall, group page, etc)”. Not only are you,facebook, watching me when I type , but when I backspace? An invasion of privacy might be too dramatic to label this “non-post monitor” by Facebook, but undoubtedly, there is one thing that I know is true and that is, we are being watched by Facebook more than we know or for that matter, care to know.
Be conscious, be aware, the internet is not theirs, its ours too. We must know who is watching, when and how because it is our liberty at stake, not theirs.
http://bgr.com/2013/12/13/facebook-user-tracking-deleted-posts/ (Facebook Article)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13126777 (Internet founder, Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Net Neutrality. 2011 little dated but still relevant!)
A human on a computer typing.