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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2021, 08:53:48 pm »
I agree about marketers.  But we must all realize that any info FB has access to the government probably does also.

My guess, from a thread on MLW where this was discussed, is that the phone companies are converting voice to text and sending it to the five eyes.  They are likely archiving all of your data links along with your conversations.


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  That means the US can spy on Canadians however they wish, and then give that info to Canadian governments.  The US has alerted Canadian authorities many times about criminals and whatever else.

That's how they do it.


I don't sweat it.  If you ever go to Burning Man you will feel how strange it is to walk around and just say hi to everybody.  I have been to a few places where there is an actual community "feeling" and it's just tragic that we lost that.

Hey maybe that IS an answer to #3.
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2021, 11:16:30 pm »
If you ever go to Burning Man you will feel how strange it is to walk around and just say hi to everybody.  I have been to a few places where there is an actual community "feeling" and it's just tragic that we lost that.

Youíve been in Toronto too long...   take a walk in a park anywhere around here and youíll get a tip of the hat and a hello from everyone on the trail.

I have a friend who gets mad at people who donít wave while driving on Cortes Island.  Yes...  thatís a thing there.  You pass by someone in your car, you better bloody wave! Haha
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2021, 07:07:58 am »
1. Youíve been in Toronto too long...   take a walk in a park anywhere around here and youíll get a tip of the hat and a hello from everyone on the trail.

2. I have a friend who gets mad at people who donít wave while driving on Cortes Island.  Yes...  thatís a thing there.  You pass by someone in your car, you better bloody wave! Haha
1. I agree that it's a city (not a Toronto) problem.  The alienation and distance is an artifact of an unnatural design for human habitats.  I enjoy the trail but ... not the same thing.  Also I am from a small town originally and they have the same problems, but amplified in some negative ways (grudges, feuds, and fights; never outgrowing your history etc.) and positive ways (people know you and you have a larger network of people who care about you.

And... this is off topic but... we have come to know our neighbours in a way I have never done since living in that small town, during the pandemic.   ???

2. I can't describe it, but the true feeling of social belonging in a large community is still different the_squid.  Of course, this is an intangible emotional connection and entirely subjective so I have no way to prove it, anymore than you can disprove it.  But the odd feelings of connectedness that I have felt, happened at:

-Burning Man
-Religious events, such as gatherings at the Vatican pre-JPII assassination attempt
-Concerts and theatre gatherings that were moving
-Socialist countries
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Re: Facebook Culture
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2021, 12:52:20 pm »
Wow.

This is a massive outage today - down for HOURS ?!?

How is it even possible ?

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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2021, 04:48:33 pm »
Wow.

This is a massive outage today - down for HOURS ?!?

How is it even possible ?

How will we live?
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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2021, 05:29:25 pm »
We have this small island.

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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2021, 01:03:43 am »
Everyone has a story about how facebook listens to their messages because they discussed something and next thing you know it was advertised on their feed. 

Well!  Yesterday my stand up desk got stuck.  Nothing had changed, the wires were intact, I hadn't moved anything but somehow the up/down button weren't working. 

I never discussed it with anyone and never even cussed out loud but lo and behold, all the advertisings on facebook were about desks.  Probably a coincidence right?? (laughs nervously)

Stephen King needs to write a facebook-themed novel.


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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2021, 06:02:34 am »
You haven't seen Black Mirror?

It's horror, technophobe style.

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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2021, 10:38:17 am »
Everyone has a story about how facebook listens to their messages because they discussed something and next thing you know it was advertised on their feed. 

Well!  Yesterday my stand up desk got stuck.  Nothing had changed, the wires were intact, I hadn't moved anything but somehow the up/down button weren't working. 

I never discussed it with anyone and never even cussed out loud but lo and behold, all the advertisings on facebook were about desks.  Probably a coincidence right?? (laughs nervously)

Stephen King needs to write a facebook-themed novel.
The Matrix has you.

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« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2021, 11:01:34 am »
Google's matrix must have me...I was reading about recovering from a prostatectomy and now I'm seeing ads for adult diapers.

I've never had a Facebook page or a Twitter account. This forum is pretty much it as far as my social networking goes. The ads pop up here too so the algorithms are everywhere.

CTV News: Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to U.S. Congress.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/ex-facebook-employee-bringing-sharp-criticisms-to-u-s-congress-1.5611300

I suspect any kind of serious pushback or effort to rein in the negative effects of social networking will be met with a counter-push that makes the resistance to COVID measures look like mild irritation.  Won't be long before we're seeing ads for assault guns and other liberty- minded merch.
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Re: Facebook Culture
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2021, 11:26:46 am »
CBC.ca: Canadian government's proposed online harms legislation threatens our human rights.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-online-harms-proposed-legislation-threatens-human-rights-1.6198800

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No other liberal democracy in the world has been willing to accept these restrictions, writes Ilan Kogan

Is resistance futile?


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« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2021, 02:23:16 pm »
Youíve been in Toronto too long...   take a walk in a park anywhere around here and youíll get a tip of the hat and a hello from everyone on the trail.

I have a friend who gets mad at people who donít wave while driving on Cortes Island.  Yes...  thatís a thing there.  You pass by someone in your car, you better bloody wave! Haha

My partner says hi to people all the time, and gets insulted if they don't respond.  I tend not say hi because I learned young that men can sometimes get weird ideas if a woman is friendly, so now it's habit.  Sometimes I'll say hi or smile at an older woman, cause they're safe. 
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Re: Facebook Culture
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2021, 03:42:50 pm »
You haven't seen Black Mirror?

It's horror, technophobe style.

I can't watch that show, it describes my worst fears.
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