Updated – Chain Letters 2.5
If you are one of these people that believes and shares or copy and pastes these messages, then this link to snopes.com is for you. There is a whole section on Facebook at Snopes. The top entries are for these privacy notices that get passed around like the old time chain letters. Now back in the day we spent hours hand copying those letters to give to friends and after a while we ran out of friends you could give them to. Here in 2013 we have the internet and social networks that connect us not only to our friends but their friends and so on. It is a never-ending supply of fresh meat to read and “believe” and copy and spread the falseness of the story of the day.
So I give you a little advise, if you don’t want it out there, don’t put it out there. Everything that you send, post, or look at online is captured. If it’s something your truly want to keep private, keep it to yourself (or your old school diary with the lock you could pry open with a pen). That is all for now. Remember if it’s online it can be found.
I’m adding to this because clearly nobody heard my plea. So the privacy Facebook issues are still around, like that ex that just won’t come to terms that it’s over. It hasn’t gotten better, just worse. The more people on social media, the easier it’s been to to spread the crazy. PEOPLE, take a minute and READ! Does this really make any sense? Do you think if your Facebook account was hacked that you wouldn’t be able to see it? Now let’s take a minute to analyze the purpose of the hacker… They want as many people in your contacts to fall for their ruse, so posting “nasty” messages on your behave so people block or unfriend you does not serve their endgame. So let’s make rule #1- If someone asks you to copy and paste, take a minute and research (yes I said research – put some time into finding out if what you are posting to the people that trust you is worth posting). Rule #2 is JUST STOP!