Facebook Fools, Facebook Tools

Facebook recently posted a response to a bug in their system that exposed their ghost-profile platform. I’ve have shared with those that could understand, how and why I had no interest in utilizing the Facebook Tool then.
This dates back to 2004 at the latest. My comments would go something like this:

Facebook is compiling the worlds largest consensual database of identity, location, associates and interests. Facebook has woven a masterful web that has made them the heart of many, many governments worldwide. If you look at their board of directors, advisers and key players… they’re all from the same cloth.

The integral part of the Facebook’s success is the puzzle they put together and solved. No other site has collected the personal data on beings with more success than facebook – ever! Facebook is largely integrated with the internet as a whole. A large majority of sites use it to simplify commenting, sharing and joining their web activities. Almost every smart phone has a downloadable Facebook application.

Getting To The Point

PHONES
When you download, agree to terms and use the Facebook application it integrates with your phone. Your contact information is searched and scanned. Familiar contacts are accurately associated with their online Facebook profiles. Unfamiliar contacts have their information cross-referenced with other users who have the same contact information. Let’s look at the phone records of 2 friends who just joined facebook. They have 3 similar connections. Of the 3 ONLY JOHN DOE has created a Facebook account.

Phone 1 Contacts
John Doe | 284-49-28884 | Jan 11, 1929 | john.doe@facefool.com
John Toe | << No Number >> | Oct 09, 1955 | << No e-mail >>
John Now | << No Number >> | Feb 12, 1981 | private.now@hotmess.com

Phone 2 Contacts
John Doe | 284-49-28884 | Jan 11, 1929 | john.doe@facefool.com
John Toe | 0943-434-434 | Oct 09, 1955 | toe.jam@prism.com
John Now | 756-555-1565 | << no b-day >> | << No e-mail >>

Facebook would have the
(1) Registered account of John Doe AND
(2) Ghost accounts for both John Toe & John Now

Facebook FILLS in the blank
John Doe | 284-49-28884 | Jan 11, 1929 | john.doe@facefool.com
John Toe | 0943-434-434 | Oct 09, 1955 | toe.jam@prism.com
John Now | 756-555-1565 | Feb 12, 1981 | private.now@hotmess.com

I always found it very naive when people where thrilled that their friends and family popped up when they created a new account. This is the reason. You already have an account before you join. Now you need only accept it and further add to it.

“Maybe I was dumb enough to see the chains….
Crazy enough to break free.
Dumb enough to take the reigns…
Crazy enough to MAKE ME…

This is only the tip of the iceberg.

When you are logged into Facebook and you visit other sites that allow for Facebook integration.. your visits, likes and actions on other sites are logged into Facebook. If you haven’t upgraded your cookies, all of your offline activities are shared with Facebook when you reconnect. That means that even after you log out of your account, you computer/internet usage is being shared.

Maybe you get the gist of this; maybe not. If you care to know more:

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