Some people feel very pressured by Facebook, did you know?
Facebook can be a fun place for meeting folks. We see different parts of the world, applaud the heroes that we might otherwise never hear about, and we are happy to do so, but, and its a big BUT people are beginning to feel pressurised and intimidated by Facebook.
Facebook works wonders for small rescues, but it has relentlessly removed the lovingly crafted and lively social profiles of many an anipal. So we have paused for thought and want to reflect a moment.
On the down side, Facebook’s willingness to hide the posts of friends, and simply confuse people by making changes and not explaining the implications, thoroughly and simply, is souring the experience for many. It is left to technical bloggers who patrol the borders of honesty and integrity – we rely on blogs and publications outside Facebook for the honesty they themselves should present.
One way to take back control of your internet from FB is ignore the very large and prominent ‘Log In Using Facebook‘ button that is often the oh so easiest thing to see on the screen when entering another site. It may be easier but it means Facebook has access to your data while you browse within a site, not necessarily a good thing – right?
Feeling Pressured by Facebook. Here’s Some Take Control Tips
- Log in to sites using a password – you can keep it in a post-it note in your home somewhere – hackers don’t look over your shoulder after all!
- Enjoy Facebook and meeting friends just remember Facebook are not a free service they are a business with shareholders.
- Keep an open mind on Facebook rumours. Some are just mischief tactics others mean you need to be more wary.
- Read critically, don’t just accept what is written – the written word can move us to anger or tears – be aware. Value the friendships you make on Facebook enough to keep in touch via other social media sites.
- Avoid forwarding and sharing the current rash of ” Fred Smith may try to friend you, he is a known scammer….” in its many forms. Friends do not like being spammed by these false warnings.