Skip to comments.We 'like' our privacy: Meet the Facebook resisters..
Posted on 05/18/2012 6:30:22 AM PDT by C19fan
More than 900 million people worldwide check their Facebook accounts at least once a month, but millions more are Facebook holdouts. They say they don't want Facebook. They insist they don't need Facebook. They say they're living life just fine without the long-forgotten acquaintances that the world's largest social network sometimes resurrects. They are the resisters.
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You’re not the only one, believe me. I have friends who tell me I don’t know what I’m missing. I tell them they don’t know what they’re missing on Free Republic, LOL.
I knew for sure I’d never do Facebook when I heard the quote from Mark Zuckerberg that people were crazy to trust him with their personal information.
I just installed Do Not Track about three days ago and already have over 1,500 blocks! It is absolutely breath taking to realize the amount of information that has already been gleaned and cataloged and given to God knows who about my personal like and dislikes, where I go on the net and comments I made! I now have no expectation of privacy at all, anywhere. But at least I know who’s been watching me.
Does anyone know exactly how to shut down an account? I thought I had shut mine done then my sister told me someone had posted something to me.
On another note, I still believe all these large internet companies are government owned and operated, including the one I use ....Yahoo. They say they make money on advertising. I’ve never known anyone who said they bought something from an ad they saw on Facebood or Google or Yahoo. I know I haven’t. I don’t even look at them.
No facebook for me! Anyone I want to chat with already knows who and where I am.
and you can never delete the information you have given them.
YOU are their product...
It’s the “machine” built by Mr. Finch. When your number comes up, they’ll find you. The TV show is more real than we’d like to admit.
Yes if you don’t use FB then you will end up on the STRANGE list... I’m joking but some jobs may not want to hire you if you don’t have FB.
FWIW, Trend Micro AVG anti virus now has added a do not track feature. Facebook and Google analytic trackers are on nearly every site, including this one.
I saw that recently when I renewed my AVG subscription. There’s tracking everywhere. Nothing is hidden.
What does this mean? I have trend micro and it certainly is not the cookie protector that norton on the old windows was. I cannot really stop any cookies withit on windows 7. I am contantly emptying out my cache.
“I will... I will not go to Second Level.
I will... I will not go to Second Level with you!
I will... No!
I will not be one mind with you!”
Facebook is a precursor to the implementation of the mark of the beast! How else will they know everything about you?
Facebook is just a passing fad.
Yes, the application called Facebook will not last forever. Social networking, the concept behind apps like Myspace and Facebook, will not go away.
Like it or not, you’re kind of doing it now, right here on FreeRepublic.
“I thought that - other than a few Amazoian Rain Forest tribesmen - I was the only person in the world not on Facebook.”
Agree totally. I couldn’t care less about Facebook; I cherish my privacy and can’t imagine checking in to see every little boring detail of what other people are doing throughout their day. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
What’s a “Facebook”?
Good for you. Of course if you were serious about such you would know that surfing the net and using a cell phone gives out more private info than just about anything you do.
Install peer block its an eye opener!
If I want to "network", I'll do it at FR where you can have intelligent (mostly) debate/dialogue.
I was on facebook for a little while but more than half the people who friended me, some from college and high school days were Bleeding Heart Liberals, I couldn’t take it or them, and I didn’t want to say something I know I would regret so I deactivated and never went back.
Count me in as a proud resister to Big Brother.
Just like MySpace and all the others that have been and gone. FB will one day bite the dust. I know several 20-somethings who signed up as teens but have now outgrown it and rarely check on their accounts.
Never had the desire to have an account. The second they come out with Assbook, I’ll be a charter member.