Facebook is tracking people even after they sign out of Facebook. The person chooses the option to sign out, but it just keeps on tracking every website that you visit. It’s disgusting (a reference: http://img.ibtimes.com/www/articles/20110929/222069_facebook-tracking-investigation-cookies.htm).
I’m so completely sick of Facebook. In the past they’ve added people’s photos to advertisements and suggested that those people endorsed the product or service being advertised. Facebook automatically added everyone to that program, so people had to “opt out” of it. They got caught, and they had to change that system, but the setting may still be present somewhere in Facebook’s “privacy” settings. I don’t even know if it’s still there or not, their settings are such a mess.
Then they began to automatically tag names to people’s faces in photos, causing people’s photos and their names to pop up in streams of data that they would rather not have been seen in publicly, but they had no choice in the matter. Note that this was not a situation where they took photos and uploaded those photos themselves. No. People on their friends list took those photos, and uploaded the photos to their own accounts, but Facebook went about automatically tagging names to those photos.
Now this, where they’re tracking every site that you visit that has a “like” button. You don’t need to click “like”, the button simply needs to exist on the page.
I am so sick to death of Facebook. Now that Google Plus is open to the public (it’s no longer invitation only) I am trying my best to get everyone on my FB list to switch, but it’s a monumental task. You can’t just convince a few people to switch, because those few people know other people, and those other people still know another group of people, and so on down the chain.
You’re not simply trying to convince your friends to leave. It’s essentially like trying to convince a small town to collectively change the service that they’re using, due to all of the spiderwebs that are connecting people to other people. It’s a mess, and it’s the ONLY reason that Facebook continues to get away with this kind of BS. You can’t simply pack up and leave without losing contact with a plethora of people, groups, and classmates.
I’m raging a bit. I know. I’m just sick to death of Facebook, and in spite of the fact that I would lose contact with some International friends and perhaps a few other people, I am on the edge of deleting my Facebook account.
….. You know what, I just may do that. I’m going to have to think about this.