I seriously doubt that pictures of my plants, cats, and family are going to elicit a whole lot of marketable attention!
- all time-sucks are created equal
- even while consciously (or unconsciously) wasting time on one, it is not acceptable to call out the time-wastage attributes of another
I disagree on both points (& could pontificate extensively on each - inadvertently making the time-wastage concept even more-vividly apparent) . . . . . . .
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You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt
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However, given the number of people who are members, it does strike me that the issue of FB actually using anything of mine for their profit-driven (or other) motives - is one of principle more than the actual reality -- kinda like a reverse lottery (in a lottery - you hope you will win...).That's the "miracle" of big data: It doesn't take a lot of work to monetize your information. Anyone who puts their phone number or address on facebook -- boom, they immediately can sell that information along with the correlated location data. So it's not that someone specifically wants to contact you. The more data you give, the more interested parties there will be.I seriously doubt that pictures of my plants, cats, and family are going to elicit a whole lot of marketable attention!
Examples: If there's a hotly contested political race for your area, all the candidate needs to do is buy the database of all the locations and demographics that he's short on and target them for advertising. Or if I make safety products for children, I can use your monitored browsing habits to target my ads at you.
So it's not about you just being little ol' you when your data can be so easily pooled and monetized. There are plenty more ways for facebook to sell your data than slapping a picture of you in an ad. They vary in their degree of nefariousness, but none of them are fun.
It's like with NSA snooping. It's not "I'm not interesting, they won't care about me!" That just isn't how it works. When data collection (and collation and sales/usage) is all highly automated, nobody slips under the radar because they're too small.
A Brooklyn woman is suing a major stock-photo company after she found her image splashed across ads in city newspapers as a veritable poster child for the rights of HIV-positive people.
A perfectly healthy Avril Nolan, 25, has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against Getty Images in Manhattan Supreme Court, accusing the photo agency of improperly allowing her image to be used in the advertisements.
The ads’ implication that she had the dreaded disease has hurt her personal and professional relationships and caused her emotional distress, she says in the suit.
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