The opinionated ramblings and muses of a weary web victim.
Published on February 18, 2021 By Jafo In Everything Else

....and you will lose.

The Australian Government will set the precedent.

You may have to make do with being filthy rich.... instead of obscenely rich.

It's time for an actually Responsible and Accountable Social Medium to replace this petty childish brat's.

Pay for your use of news media, particularly as you profiteer from it with embedded advertising, and don't demonstrate just how much of a vindictive arse you are by blocking sites dealing with personal health crises such as suicide support.


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on Feb 18, 2021

Actually applauded.   

"The moves are a response to proposed legislation that would force social media platforms to pay Australian news organizations for links shared on its sites." - NPR 

News media set up pay walls and sell subscriptions to pay their staff for their work. Why shouldn't face book pay for those stories, as well? Don't they sell enough advertising and supposedly depersonalized information on its users to pay those news media for their product? 

on Feb 18, 2021

This is one time I must agree with jafo. Suckberger is worse than a bully. I hope the Australian Government sticks it to him because the US regime is in bed with the asswipe.

on Feb 18, 2021

on Feb 18, 2021

Fuckerberg, Gates, Cook, Dorsey - sure, let's trust the future of mankind to those dweebs.  What could possibly go wrong?

on Feb 18, 2021

So...datamining people's info and on-selling it to targeted advertising only makes squillions of dollars...so can't possibly afford to pay to use a News Service...so....pulls the plug on Australian News outlets....

Fine...ego is King.

But while you're at it...don't forget to also delete any and all Australian Government pages out of sheer spite.

Who really cares you disable essential services...you know...in an on-going pandemic...and for a country with the worst bushfire prevalence...in...wait-for-it....the middle of bushfire season.

What a considerate arsehole.

"I'm gonna take my bat and ball and go home - so there!"

I'm looking forward to the backlash....from the rest of the planet...

Australia has one thing in common with the US [a lot of things really] and that's we don't negotiate with extortionists/terrorists.

 

on Feb 18, 2021

Google tried it on earlier [same issue] and instead is talking with the Govt.

Clearly Google is a more responsible entity than Facebook...

 

on Feb 18, 2021

I never liked or trusted Facebook, not after I was bombarded with ads and emails asking if I knew this or that person.  I think my account is still there but I've not bothered going back for about 10 years, nor will I.  Moreover, nor will I do business with online traders when they force visitors to sign in via Facebook.  

So many places online these days have a button so you can like them on Facebook.  Well fuck that, I want nothing to do with that or anything else Facebook related.  For mine, Zuckerberg is worse than a bully with an obscene amount of money, he's fechen worse than a banker.

on Feb 18, 2021


Clearly Google is a more responsible entity than Facebook

Perhaps not as childish, but hardly more responsible.

on Feb 19, 2021

Daiwa


Quoting Jafo,

Clearly Google is a more responsible entity than Facebook



Perhaps not as childish, but hardly more responsible.

Agreed!! Both are tarred with the same brush and neither is trustworthy when it comes to the harvesting, use of and storing of folks personal data.  Both use your personal data and surfing habits to target you with advertising.... and for me that is totally unacceptable.  I don't give a stuff if their 'services' are supposedly free [the excuse that both companies use to bombard users with unwelcomed, unwanted advertising] I don't want to be confronted with any kind of advertising online and use an ad-blocker to filter it out. 

on Feb 20, 2021

Never joined it...

never used it...

never regretted it...

on Feb 20, 2021

sydneysiders

Never joined it...

never used it...

never regretted it...

I went to Facebook just the once to sign up after a relative suggested that it would be a great way to keep in touch.  What happened after that really pissed me off.... hundreds and hundreds of emails and no signs of that abating until I emailed back to demand the cease and desist.  It slowed for a while but I think a word from Microsoft over my email account being unnecessarily bombarded may have ended it.

Anyhow, several years have passed since then and I'm glad to be out of it, never to return.

on Feb 22, 2021

I agree, sometimes too many notifications come

on Feb 22, 2021

In general I think the centralisation of the internet has been a massive misstep.

on Feb 22, 2021

Social Fixer to the rescue. No Facebook without it, no ads. As a side note, I never get mails from facebook except I use a new hardware to log on. The settings and tools are not meant for lazy people. 

 

on Feb 22, 2021

I don't get any emails from Facebook either, never have. 

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