Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’s 10th Birthday’

It all started on Facebook’s 10th anniversary. Millions of users went insane after seeing Facebook movie of Netizens added in their social circle. Each Facebook movie prescribed a link – instructing users to access the link if they want to see their Facebook movie. And millions of naïve users eventually clicked on the link in order to get their hands on their very own Facebook movie.

 

The movie initiated from the second they joined Facebook and embraced every moment till that very moment the link was clicked. This is not all. After seeing their ridiculous Facebook movie, millions shared their private moments online.

 

People falling in the same genre (Stupid) watched, liked and even shared movies of people in their social circle. Hence, your private moments were shared with not only your friends; but their friends; and their friends; and their friends or may be shared publically by some idiots who don’t know how to access/change their Facebook privacy settings.

That’s not all. Millions of people even Tweeted their Facebook movies and uploaded them on YouTube. Like flooding Facebook’s timeline wasn’t enough for them. Some of them even promoted their private moments via #hashtags.

https://twitter.com/RachelFavre/status/431800305869938688

 

Soon, Facebook’s timeline flooded with movies shared by almost everyone in everyone’s social circle – it was like a plague that spread faster than any Virus followed by Zombie apocalypse.

 

Where many enjoyed this ludicrous act, some intellectuals condemned it. These were the people that use Facebook the way it should be used – to interact and socialize not to flood others’ wall with silly Facebook movies.

 

It was an activity when millions shared a movie showing that 107 people (who probably added you because you wear revealing outfits or you’re just cute) liked your status when you put this on your wall “At3 Ic3 Cr3aM T0dAy”. Furthermore, no one gives a damn to your stupid “Duck Face Selfie” liked by your idiotic friends – who probably are more stupid than you are.

 

I have one question to ask you now. Did you even bother to think for a single minute about your privacy? Are you even familiar with this term? P R I V A C Y (spelled as prescribed) as per Snowden’s revelation is victimized repeatedly by the vigilant agencies along with their alleged allies (multinational, telecom and tech giants); privacy that our generations probably won’t be acquainted with; privacy that will soon be eradicated from the face of digital universe and will be remembered as nothing but a myth.

Who am I kidding? You probably don’t even know who Snowden is? Go back to your restroom selfie photo session. A little heads-up here – people take a leak or shit in restroom – this is the sole reason for which they were made.

I would like to appreciate Facebook though for this phenomenal promotional strategy. I mean the moment they realized that they are being dumped by teenagers. The moment they found that teens have started to switch from Facebook to Snapchat and other alternates (Click here to know more); because, for them Facebook isn’t cool anymore – BANG! They came from nowhere with this campaign which created an effective brand recall. It was like:

Facebook Movie Everywhere

The purpose of this post was to give you a wakeup call or perhaps to poke you and say: be cautious of what you do online. Protect yourself and your activities. Your privacy is already vulnerable to divergent threats; there are many trying to sneak into it – don’t make it too easy for them. I will be glad if this post brought some sense to you. If not then you probably don’t give a damn to your privacy so stop flooding other people’s walls with your silly Facebook movies – that’s the least you can do.

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