Facebook or the new social police

Remember all those social platforms where you could make accounts with the name you actually desired? Not necessarily because you didn’t like your own name but you liked the idea of being someone else or of not being known by everyone who just stumbles upon your profile. Nobody likes that since there are so many fucked up people that can actually see your picture and your name and get a lot more info from your facebook page than they get from yellow pages.

So i probably would have understood if facebook was a FBI database to keep track of people on social media presenting personality traits of your next criminal offenders but it’s not and it has given a lot of power to the users. First of all if facebook was actually serios with it’s line of reports than i would totally understand why all these precautions but unfortunately, it’s not.

Lately, the only reports or majority of reports that people will complain of are the name reports. Yes, it’s silly and it gives a lot of power to the users who don’t have a real enough reason to report others. See if you’re a person with 2 names and your real name is composed of 3 than you’re elligible for reports and getting your page deleted. It doesn’t matter that your facebook page contains 2 real names because  you don’t have the third. Yes, facebook users and report managers are that desperate. You cannot hide your name because it requires the picture of an ID.

So what is Facebook doing with this? does it want to seem transparent and forces it’s users to be transparent too? Does it collect names and information for the all conspiracy theories that we can all think of? Well it sure does seem like it since all of the other reports aren’t taken seriously.

So what about all the other reports? You know, when you see a page that shouldn’t be there because it[‘s promoting violence against humans/animals and you simply report it but you get the message from facebook that the page is fine and the reports don’t meet the requirements? Because even if that’s clearly a page that violates the facebook policy of hate speech/ violence/ propaganda/ harassment it will not be taken down by facebook who seems to have a high up in the sky requirement for these kind of pages to be deleted. So, basically an innocent person who just didn’t want to give her full name can have its account deleted but these pages, no.

When that happens, let’s say you actually give your picture with the id to solve this thing but it puts you in a waiting time. Seriously, how much do you have to wait for this problem to be solved? If you search the internet, you will find people that have been waiting even for 6 months so that they can get back their account or are still waiting. What is up with this dear facebook?

Why does facebook put such an importance on such a minor issue like the name and put such a low importance on other problems that are clearly more of importance than the name? What is wrong with you, facebook? Why do you give the users such a great power regarding a name and you’re unable to solve more important issues like violence, harassment, hate speech and offensive pages/ posts and people?

Internetul scoate ce-i mai rau din oameni.

O sa incep prin a face afirmatia: nu va exista niciodata o discutie normala cu argumente pe internet.

Acum, hai sa elaboram aceasta afirmatie. La un moment al vietii presupun ca fiecare dintre voi s-a bagat intr-o discutie contradictorie pe diferite platforme de social media fiindca ati avut alta parere cu si despre un subiect. Zis si facut, mesaj scris cu opinia elaborata de ce credeti ca actiunea x este gresita si apoi timpul de asteptare in care ceilalti oameni elaborau un raspuns la parerea voastra. In mod normal, cu argumente foarte viabile stai cu impresia ca oamenii o sa inteleaga logica pe care o folosesti si poate le dai o perspectiva noua. Urmarile:

1.Persoana noua nu-ti intelege parerea fiindca ea considera ca are dreptatea suprema si este incapabila de a vedea o alta perspectiva deci incepe sa-ti relateze extrapolari si situatii fantastice care au o probabilitate mica de a se intampla pentru a-si dovedi cazul.

2. Persoana crede ca tu incerci sa-i subminezi parerea si nu intelege ca desi chiar daca i-ai dat dreptate, tu ai listat efectele negative ce le poate avea fapta ei si urmarea este ca iti considera toata parerea negativa inclusiv pe tine. Ca urmarea a unei aprofundari ale acestei discutii fantastice, te jigneste si iti repeta aceleasi argumente la care tu deja dadusei contra argumente.

3. Persoana se crede cocos asa ca daca tu nu-i intelegi parerea, nu esti o persoana cu compasiune si atunci nu accepta o critica negativa si incepe sa te insulte si sa ia totul personal.

4.In cazul unui eveniment o sa te trezesti cu x persoane incapabile sa aiba alta perspectiva decat cea de a opiniei de masa asa ca fereasca cumva sa te bagi in discutie si sa le zici ca „mey, situatia nu e chiar asa”.

5.Persoana este mai in varsta si atunci crede ca are toate raspunsurile chiar si in domenii in care nu se pricepe asa ca orice ai spune, tot la parerea principala se ajunge.

Daca ar fi sa rezumam toate aceste discutii sau modalitati de a discuta realizezi ca nici o persoana de pe internet nu incearca sa-ti citeasca macar un fass din ce ai scris fiindca toate sunt preocupate pentru a-si apara parerea, gresita sau nu. Nimeni de pe internet nu incearca sa gandeasca din a treia perspectiva ca sa inteleaga ce a zis celalalt si totul se rezuma la atacuri personale. Cel mai rau, se vede la activistii de la noi fiindca deh, ei sunt cei mai inversunati si cu morcoveata in fundulet. Toata lumea a uitat cum este sa discute cu cineva in regulile bunului simt si au devenit incapabili de a avea o parere diferita fata de opinia publica. Este mult mai usor sa ataci o persoana sau sa te legi de persoana cu care vorbesti decat sa discuti. unde sunt frazele de genul ” inteleg la ca te referi dar ….” sau ” Pentru x am gasit statistici contradictorii cu ce ai zis tu „. Unde este bunul simt al oameniilor cand discuta? Bunul simt n-are loc pe internetul unde toti pot avea diaree verbala.

Asa ca oamenii buni, ce discutam aici? Discutam despre cum toti sunt Batman pe social media uitand de altfel propria educatie sau propriile maniere.

Why it’s better to not have a Facebook account!

Have you ever wondered why you meet a person on Facebook who seems to be another kind in reality or why your friend is so different when he’s speaking to other persons on the social media? Well, as much as we would hate to admit it to ourselves, facebook and social media, in general has its own negative effects on each and every one of us. Some of these effects are:

1. The ability to make multiple personalities while keeping your own, hidden
Some would say that this would not be a negative effect but take in matter the time spent on facebook and how it’s been proven that when you pretend to be someone too often, you actually start to believe it. Because of that, you might lose yourself in the personalities and actually become confused of what you really want and desire for yourself and from yourself in life.
2. The lost time spent on Facebook
We can do so many things on Facebook and find out so much information on facebook that it completely becomes addictive. People are actually sharing their life on social media and you can find out almost everything if you are friends with them. We hunger for information and facebook can provide that but it also provides us an addiction to search for more and more while losing valuable time. Instead of actually doing something productive, we decide to search for things and people on facebook.
3. As we become more social on Facebook, we become less social in real life
Facebook is practically our social dessert since we can speak up anything, including stuff we wouldn’t say without experiencing the full negative or positive results of the other person. While it’s been confirmed that online, we have more courage to say things and have specific conversations, we will tend to actually move more conversations online so we wouldn’t have to do them face to face. This is actually a bad thing since we are basically loosing courage in our social life offline and often avoid certain conversations because of the full effects that they could have on us.
4. Privacy issues are still an issue
Everybody on facebook is afraid to be hacked because as much as we had given to make a facebook account, we also contain intimate conversations. It doesn’t take an experienced hacker to read all your conversations but it could also be someone close with acces to your computer. While offline, our conversations are not archived, they sure are online.
5. The majority of trolls, perverts and criminals that you can find
Lots of people decide to do things online that they couldn’t do offline so the online media is practically dessert for everyone’s guilty pleasures. While that may sound good, most of them can use facebook to stalk people and easily harass them. Yes, you can report them to facebook security but this stuff isn’t always punished. Unfortunately, you will many trolls, many pervs or you can get in a lot of trouble if you want to meet up with someone and he’s just not what it seemed, online.
6. Facebook is an archive for informational security
Unfortunately if you ever find yourself in the case of getting in trouble with the cops, you can bet on it that they will also look on your facebook archives. You can try to delete them but even if you do, those archives are still kept for special cases. Because Facebook has archives, if someone with influence means you harm then they can use that also.
7. You might trust the private securities that Facebook has but I don’t
I remember that a while ago, Facebook introduced more privacy settings so people that aren’t your friends, couldn’t find out certain information or updates from your life. Unfortunately, they also introduced the graph search who was a cookie for stalkers. With graph search you could have found out the photos the person liked and commented on. You could also find out the places he liked and the public photos he was tagged in. They said that they removed the graph search but it still works for me.
These are some of the reasons that should make you think twice before actually making a facebook account or placing too many updates or info on it.