Posted on May 13, 2011 by Jennifer Pointer


We often do something "fun" on Fridays here at WebRev, so today, I've decided to talk about the silliest news story of the week.  The social networking news scene is all a-buzz about Facebook supposedly getting caught hiring a PR firm to bring attention to Google's privacy concerns (and of course, they're denying all accusations).


What's silly about that, you might ask.


Well, if you're asking that you haven't been reading the WebRev blog very long (welcome - we're glad to have you as a new reader, and hope you'll stick around), OR you haven't been on Facebook very long.


Facebook is the biggest social networking site, and is famous for its privacy violations.  Google hasn't even tried to pretend you have privacy when you use their services - they start spamming you based on the content in your e-mails and your past search history as soon as you log in.  Let's all say it: Privacy is dead! Long live privacy!


Both of these sites are shameless data-harvesters, and for either of these internet giants to accuse the other of violating their users' privacy rights - well is just silly.  Even sillier is the feigned shock and outrage by those who consider themselves to be experts in the field of social media.


That's my two cents.  Happy Lucky Friday the 13th, everyone! Have a nice weekend.





Jennifer Pointer


Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. 


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