Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post Reply
User avatar
laklak
Posts: 17552
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:07 pm
About me: My preferred pronoun is "Massah"
Location: Tannhauser Gate
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by laklak » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:58 pm

Cyberdyne Systems, or North Central Positronics.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

User avatar
Brian Peacock
Tipping cows since 1946
Posts: 24895
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:44 am
About me: Ablate me:
Location: Location: Location:
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:04 pm

Tyrell: You know it makes sense.
Rationalia relies on voluntary donations. There is no obligation of course, but if you value this place and want to see it continue please consider making a small donation towards the forum's running costs.
Details on how to do that can be found here.

.

"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice.
There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."

Frank Zappa

"This is how humanity ends; bickering over the irrelevant."
Clinton Huxley » 21 Jun 2012 » 14:10:36 GMT
.

User avatar
Svartalf
Offensive Grail Keeper
Posts: 34524
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:42 pm
Location: Paris France
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Svartalf » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:07 pm

I don't want an electric sheep, I want a love bot/replicant companion.
Embrace the Darkness, it needs a hug

PC stands for "Patronizing Cocksucker" Randy Ping

User avatar
Seabass
Posts: 4627
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:32 pm
About me: Natural instinct for science
Location: DPRNA
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Seabass » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:47 pm

Svartalf wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:07 pm
I don't want an electric sheep, I want a love bot/replicant companion.
You could have both in one cute, furry package...

Image
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. ―H.L. Mencken

Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad. —Thomas Frank

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. —Einstein
I’m a nationalist. —Trump

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. —Hermann Göring

User avatar
Svartalf
Offensive Grail Keeper
Posts: 34524
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:42 pm
Location: Paris France
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Svartalf » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:44 am

man, that's... bad, and I'm neither welsh nor kiwi.
Embrace the Darkness, it needs a hug

PC stands for "Patronizing Cocksucker" Randy Ping

User avatar
Scot Dutchy
Posts: 12307
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:07 pm
About me: Dijk beschermer
Location: 's-Gravenhage, Nederland
Contact:

Facebook gets maximum fine for the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach

Post by Scot Dutchy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:46 am

He will pay that from his back pocket's loose change.

Facebook gets maximum fine for the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach
Facebook has been fined £500,000 ($645,000) by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office for the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

It is the maximum possible fine available to the British watchdog, but would have been much higher had Europe’s GDPR rules been in force when the breach took place.

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said Facebook “should have known better and it should have done better.”
He will just appeal against it.
"Wat is het een gezellig boel hier".

User avatar
JimC
The sentimental bloke
Posts: 62341
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:58 am
About me: To be serious about gin requires years of dedicated research.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Facebook gets maximum fine for the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach

Post by JimC » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:26 pm

Not even a slap on the wrist, more like a barely felt tap with a little finger...
Nurse, where the fuck's my cardigan?
And my gin!

User avatar
Cunt
Lumpy Vagina Bloodfart
Posts: 8270
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:10 am
Contact:

Re: Facebook gets maximum fine for the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach

Post by Cunt » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:53 pm

The really horrendous thing is that, no matter how clearly the legal system tells everyone that facebook is fucking them, everyone will still log into facebook to bitch about it.

I almost think the users deserve it now.

There is a slippery principle in labour law, where if a boss sees you come in late every day for years, then starts disciplining you for being late, he can get shit on for his changed expectations of your work. I see a kind of similarity here. I left facebook because it's too creepy even for me, but lots of people still love it, while hating how everyone knows their business.
Shit, Piss, Cock, Cunt, Motherfucker, Cocksucker and Tits.
-various artists


Hermit aka Seraph wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:25 pm
placed himself within a swinging arm's distance from said antifas

User avatar
Rum
Absent Minded Processor
Posts: 37270
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:25 pm
Location: South of the border..though not down Mexico way..
Contact:

Re: Facebook

Post by Rum » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:50 pm

One thing about Facebook. Post a picture of a dog or a cat being cute and you get 50 likes - or a lot more if you have loads of FB friends (I don't). Post a serious item, for example, I posted an article about a zip wire being installed, despite much local resistance in the Lake District (a terrible planning/zoning decision). The response? Nada, zero. Zilch.

Stay in touch but say nothing of interest basically. The medium truly is the message it seems.

User avatar
pErvinalia
Off his meds
Posts: 50760
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:08 pm
About me: Spelling 'were' 'where'
Location: dystopia
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by pErvinalia » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:56 pm

I think most people go to facebook for leisure time. They don't like seeing things which highlight how fucked the world is. It shits me too. Post a picture of my kids, lots of likes. Post anything else - crickets.
Sent from my penis using wankertalk.
"The Western world is fucking awesome because of mostly white men" - DaveDodo007.
"Socialized medicine is just exactly as morally defensible as gassing and cooking Jews" - Seth. Yes, he really did say that..
"Seth you are a boon to this community" - Cunt.
"My penis is VERY small" - Cunt.

PsychoSerenity
"I" Self-Perceive Recursively
Posts: 7779
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:57 am
Contact:

Re: Facebook

Post by PsychoSerenity » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:22 pm

Rum wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:50 pm
One thing about Facebook. Post a picture of a dog or a cat being cute and you get 50 likes - or a lot more if you have loads of FB friends (I don't). Post a serious item, for example, I posted an article about a zip wire being installed, despite much local resistance in the Lake District (a terrible planning/zoning decision). The response? Nada, zero. Zilch.

Stay in touch but say nothing of interest basically. The medium truly is the message it seems.
I wonder how much of that is to do with the way people use facebook and how it is designed i.e. geared for instant but almost meaningless reactions to simplistic concepts, and how much is to do with the facebook algorithms about what appears in people's feeds. It's possible that out of the people who follow you on there, many might not have even seen it if facebook doesn't consider a local news article something they'd be interested in seeing.

But yeah, I always found facebook shite for that kind of thing.
[Disclaimer - if this is comes across like I think I know what I'm talking about, I want to make it clear that I don't. I'm just trying to get my thoughts down]

Jason
Destroyer of words
Posts: 17747
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:46 pm
Contact:

Re: Facebook

Post by Jason » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:33 pm

Rum wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:50 pm
One thing about Facebook. Post a picture of a dog or a cat being cute and you get 50 likes - or a lot more if you have loads of FB friends (I don't). Post a serious item, for example, I posted an article about a zip wire being installed, despite much local resistance in the Lake District (a terrible planning/zoning decision). The response? Nada, zero. Zilch.

Stay in touch but say nothing of interest basically. The medium truly is the message it seems.
It makes me wonder if the Facebook users are really zombies, or are there places where people can be genuine like we are here at Ratz where they let loose and interact like human beings?

User avatar
Rum
Absent Minded Processor
Posts: 37270
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:25 pm
Location: South of the border..though not down Mexico way..
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Rum » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:40 pm

The reason I love Ratz even now as a shadow of its original self is that I feel uninhibited - more or less anyway- and feel I can just blurt it out. The audience is all you fuckers after all so who cares?! You can’t do that on Facebook. Your granny might not like it for staters.

User avatar
Brian Peacock
Tipping cows since 1946
Posts: 24895
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:44 am
About me: Ablate me:
Location: Location: Location:
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:32 am

Image
Rationalia relies on voluntary donations. There is no obligation of course, but if you value this place and want to see it continue please consider making a small donation towards the forum's running costs.
Details on how to do that can be found here.

.

"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice.
There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."

Frank Zappa

"This is how humanity ends; bickering over the irrelevant."
Clinton Huxley » 21 Jun 2012 » 14:10:36 GMT
.

User avatar
Scot Dutchy
Posts: 12307
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:07 pm
About me: Dijk beschermer
Location: 's-Gravenhage, Nederland
Contact:

Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Scot Dutchy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:45 am

Never use social media. This is as close as it comes.
"Wat is het een gezellig boel hier".

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests