I know for a fact that some of my photos have appeared in advertising circulars. I have friends who have had similar experiences.
The question is, why do we continue to allow this personal invasion? I’ll use Facebook as an example. Facebook, seemingly private, is very public. We humans are social beings, and as such, we want to remain connected to family members and friends. This is because we fear being disconnected and lonely. A simple phone call or email no longer suffices. We feel good when we are in communication with our 1001 best friends. Facebook, seemingly private, is public.
Problem is, Facebook is a form of media, that in being a public entity, propagates hate. There are no holds barred. It’s a forum where white supremist and the like rule. And corporate entities continue to benefit financially.
I am not passing judgement on those who text, twitter, or Facebook. I will pass judgement on those who when they visit, turn on their phones, and in the midst of a conversation, reply to a post or look at their Facebook messages. What gives? Is this the new normal? Are these individuals now so publicly attuned that they can’t engage in a one-on-one, in person conversation?
Yikes. Now if I was a Facebook user, I might, the other night, have sent a photo of a burning car to all my “friends” and asked if they knew who I might contact about getting it removed. I might then have gotten a dozen or more replies, and then spent the entire evening conversing with them about this. Instead, I mentioned this to Pete who sent an email to the landfill manager who said that a staff member would look into it. Problem possibly solved. I also did the values exchange, on the phone, with another neighbor.
I suspect that if I had posted a Facebook post, I would then have been inundated with car ads. I avoided this.
It will be interesting to see if now, I get messages in my email box, new car? Being in the subject line.
Just an experiment.
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