Posts tagged facebook

Like, Sympathize, But Don't Hate: How Social Media's Enforced Positivity Is Making Us Dupes

Once you start looking, examples of this technological sanitization of our emotions and desires are everywhere. The way our smartphones insist on correcting “fuck” to “duck,” making like we live in a world where curse words don’t exist. Twitter (and Facebook and Tumblr) telling you who followed you but not who unfollowed you. Instagram and Facebook censoring nudity. The way Google won’t autofill searches for potentially porn-related words.

how to stop facebook from tracking you

Facebook knows what you have read on a web page even if you did not click the “like” button. As the Wall Street Journal reported, “for this to work, a person only needs to have logged into Facebook or Twitter once in the past month. The sites will continue to collect browsing data, even if the person closes their browser or turns off their computers.”

I just have too much to do to roam around stuff like this. It seems like a great thing. I just can’t do it. I killed my facebook page years ago because time clicking around is just dead time. Your brain isn’t resting and it isn’t doing. …All this unmitigated input is hurting folks. My opinion.
Louis C.K.

facebook, agressive narcissism, etc

"They often say shocking things and inappropriately self-disclose because they cannot stand to be ignored or waste a chance of self-promotion.”

I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray