My Web 2.0 Suicide Note

Good by cruel internet as I press Ctrl, Alt Del on Facebook. Do not worry nor call 911 or suicide hotline. I am still alive.

I decide to commit Web 2.0 suicide or in other words clear out and close my Facebook account. What brought this on was the realization how little how little control I have over privacy, account, and personal information on Facebook. An illustration on the Evolution of Privacy on Facebook shows why I am disturbed by Facebook’s privacy policy.  By April 2010, accord to the graph, most of my Facebook information form gender to pictures could be accessed by the entire internet.

The privacy issue came home to roost when I surfed over to cnn.com for an article on unemployment and noted my logged in Facebook account ready for me to click likeit . It is the sharing of my account to third party sites that got me worrying. Not to mention Facebook pushing me to friend people I do not even know. Facebook and Google apps is why I turn nose up in the web 2.0 and the coming cloud computing. When one stores data on Goggle or any other web app host like photobucket and blogger , one essentially surrenders ones privacy and profile information to the hosting company. It is way I prefer this blog on my own rented server space than using an apps hosting site

About Scatcatpdx

I am just an average Joe living in the People Republic of Portland Oregon. I was a Republican Precinct Person for Washington County, and campaign volunteer. Now I re-registered as an independent. Politically I am a Libertarian with philosophy close to Objectivism. I am a bible believing Christian who is Calvinist and Reformed in my theology and Anglican in worship and practice. My other interest are music (classical and world), drawing, and Fury Fandom, I consider myself a furry lifestyler.. I am a Ham Radio operator

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