Are You On Facebook?

No, and here is a major reason why. Pre-Facebook and before the advent of MySpace people registered a URL. Concurrent to Facebook’s early General Public availability another option arose with LinkedIn. Then, as a Silicon Valley Executive (already having a URL), as an early LinkedIn user and it was really beneficial until around the time LinkedIn Answers began paralleling ‘Likes’ on Facebook, i.e., people seemingly posting responses to generate higher rankings. Users also began taking LinkedIn Answers and re-posting them on external websites (happened to me numerous times) without the writer’s expressed consent/permission. Furthermore, around the time LinkedIn Answers was suspended, pursuing advanced degrees (when people find out who their friends actually are). This coupled with the evolving reports over the past year or so of weaponizing data for nefarious purposes reinforces minds my suspicion of Social Networking. Finally, for the nay-sayers, I also understand LinkedIn has many positive impacts and hope as time advances better parameters can evolve ensuring end-users’ protection and integrity… amongst other beneficial factors…

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