graphic taken from my log-in screen on Facebook
I’m shifting myself more and more towards Twitter as my first choice of social media. I’m not an expert in how it all works but I’m really good at retweeting stuff I like! 🙂
For me, Twitter seems to be a quicker hit to get the information I want.
I never really liked Facebook that much, especially with their ever-changing privacy terms. I also find it kind of creepy how “Friend Suggestions” pop up, showing me people I knew years ago and am no longer in contact with. It’s creepy because these people are not in my contact lists and I’ve never “searched” for them either. Why would they turn up as suggested friends?
I understand that when you sign up for apps and accounts like Facebook, you are signing away a little bit of your soul and potentially a whole lot of your privacy. And after attending a law seminar about social media last year, I understand even more what the negative aspects of connecting online are. The lawyer’s presentation was filled with true stories and I think that most of us in the audience that day went home seriously considering the “delete” buttons on our FB accounts and a hot shower…
But just the other day, I noticed something I hadn’t noticed before, maybe because I don’t log in on a regular basis. As I was logging out, the graphic you see above popped up. Out of curiosity, I rebooted my laptop and lo and behold, the same graphic appeared.
I follow a number of authors who write multicultural romance books and a few blogs that focus on ethnicity and diversity literature.
Did this graphic pop up just for me because I follow those authors and blogs?
There is no other explanation for it.
Is this what is called “customizing” for the user?
If so, I don’t think that I like it.
What is your first go-to social media choice? What do you like about it?
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