Friday, January 15, 2010

Privacy no longer a "social norm"

Y'know, this goes beyond all of my not-so-foily-as-some-believe fears about Facebook and the CIA. A truly malefic cultural shift has taken place.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said Fuck it -- I'm going to be candid. He decided to take off the panties and show what's underneath. He has openly denounced privacy as a "social norm" of the past.
Mr Zuckerberg defended the changes made by Facebook to its privacy settings, saying it was in line with the new social norms. “A lot of companies would be trapped by the conventions and their legacies of what they've built," he said.
"But we viewed that as a really important thing, to always keep a beginner's mind and what would we do if we were starting the company now and we decided that these would be the social norms now and we just went for it," he explained.
You know what this reminds me of? The last scene of the great old '70s paranoid classic, Colossus: The Forbin Project. In the finale, the psychotic/omnipotent computer just comes out and admits that he has taken over the world. The computer informs puny mankind that "Soon, you will regard me with love." Cut to a shot of a kid in the crowd wearing a "Colossus" t-shirt.

You know damned well that kid would be on Facebook nowadays.


john in wv said...

You figure "Zukerberg" is a Hindu name? Then what tribe do you think?

Hyman Bergstein said...

Oh Jeezuz! is that the worst you can do JohnWV? Is that all you can take away from this? Really 'blame the Jews'? Are you going to worry about how many forskinless spooks there are at the CIA? or is it only the Jews that matter to you? And do you feel, John, that Mark's Jeweyness is the problem here? Not that there's no privacy?

Sure if "Zukerberg" (right i see why you needed the parentheses there, John, we *should* doubt if that is his real name, right? Maybe it's Cohen, or Jubidee-Joo, ...can't trust these Hymies. I hear some of 'em even take on goyish names to fool those in WV) if "Zukerberg" was some raving Zionist I could see how his lack of foreskin would matter-- but as it stands Facebook is no more of a Joo Conspiracy than it is a Gay one (Hughes) nor a Brazilian one (Saverin)

And also, you might want to do a little research. Maybe even go to some movies. I would suggest Zukerbaby by Percy Alden (no it's not about Jews, but Germans, maybe you'll like them more?)

You're sounding like a Joo-huntin' version of a John Bircher. All Jews ain't after your pennies fella, nor do they ALL want to rule the world, some --like this jew here- don't even want your privacy, don't want to know what you post on your wall, don't care where you went out for dinner, what you listen to, nor who you are friends with online. Just don't care. So either i'm a bad jew, or not all jews (just like not all WASPs nor all Prinecton grads not all of any alls) want to rule the world or have ANYTHING to do with you at all.

So just before you start to load up the trains, John, could you stay on topic? Shit.

Anonymous said...

I found our that PLAXO does this too, and provides information about others that you may not have requested or known. EAAAK

I also got a request from some weirdo trying to score a date, and have no idea how he accessed my information. The guy wouldn't take the hint either and now have a PO box in the address area as I don't want anyone showing up at my door.