Facebook's ambition to plaster "Like" buttons across the Web and insinuate itself into the fabric of the Internet
has many users nervous. Tech bloggers voice fears that Facebook could turn evil
, and wonder why more people aren't panicking
. Guides--such as this one
--on how to disable the more unnerving privacy settings are being passed around. But are we being too hasty?Mike
of leading tech blog ReadWriteWeb thinks so, calling it a
"knee jerk reaction." He suggests that many people rushing to to thwart
Facebook's changes may not realize the benefits they're missing. All he
While the sharing of your data sounds
quite scary, we have to wonder if this reactionary unchecking is
causing some who would otherwise benefit to miss out....After going and
simple text in the settings page, you may very well decide that you do
not want your information to be shared. That's fine and valid. But at
least consider the options first.
Is the backlash against Facebook an unthinking reflex?
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