I was inspecting Facebook's network traffic today in Firefox
Devtools, when I realized that any text I put into the status update
box was sent to Facebook's servers, even if I did not click the post
button. Ever curious, I Googled this behaviour and came across a
study which reveals some very frightening information:
Facebook calls these unposted thoughts "self-censorship,"
and insights into how it collects these nonposts can be
found in a recent paper written by two Facebookers.
sending 'nonposts' to its servers and storing unpublished
I wouldn't be surprised if all the sites in the MyFaceGoogleBookPlusSpaceosphere aren't doing the same thing.
And the thing is,
when I do a search on “experimenting on unwilling subjects” the results all seem to be Nazis Nazis Nazis for some reason.
Just approach FaceGoogleMyPlusSpaceBook that everything posted,
whether “private” or not,
is going to be seen by everybody.
Because it is.
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