Posts Tagged ‘nsa’

Dear Facebook and Googleplus, be honest, it’s just a datagrab!

March 17, 2014

Its odd, people get so up tight about the government spying on them, but then give facebook and googleplus ALL their personal details without even batting an eyelid.  I don’t really so much care about that…. that’s the price of a ‘free’ website.  However it really pisses me off that all of these sites will not just let me use the alias Thunderf00t.  No, I have to use a ‘real name’ with real personal details, ‘cos building up a profile on an alias just isn’t as profitable as a profile of real person.  Understand this social media sites, I don’t want to tell you ALL my personal details like where and when I was born.  No matter how many times you ask these questions:

Thunderfoot, where did you grow up?

Thunderfoot, where do you work?

Thunderfoot, where did you go to high school?

Thunderfoot, which city do you live in?

Thunderfoot, where did you go to college?

What movies have you watched?

(questions that greet me on facebook)

I have no interest in letting you know every detail of my life and that starts with my name.  I like the idea of anonymity on the internet, because ideas don’t have faces.

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

Oscar Wilde