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Axwell — Center Of The Universe Remode Version (Pete Tong Rip) (by UltraRecords)
No. 63 Beach, Corentyne Coast, Guyana.
Photo: Khadija Benn ———
Here Comes The Hotstepper - Evian remix by Yuksek
Today I chatted with an 87 year old man in the bar. He was wearing a sea captains hat. He told me stories of how he grew up on the coast of the great Pacific Ocean, on how as a young man he set out to sail and explore. It turns out that he was a terrible sailor and his little dingy got tore up in the surf and rocks and sunk. He hadn’t been hurt too badly, only skinned up a bit, but all his family and friends made fun of him, tortured him about it for years. He never went in the sea again.
A few years later he moved inland and began building a real sea worthy vessel on the duck pound behind his condo. Whenever he would come close to finishing he decided that he needed further modifications until one day, twenty years later, he had a fully operational Battleship. It stretched across the entire pond.
News crews showed up and so did tourists. It was then he began wearing the captains hat and charging admission. He had the largest ship in the entire county. A nautical museum on dry land.
“And you know what?” he whispered to me, “Someday its gonna start raining and it aint gonna stop. Its gonna rain and rain and rain. And the lake (he calls his little duck pond a lake) the lake is gonna flood and the whole state will be underwater. And then who do you think is going to have the last laugh?” he smiled and sat back crossing his arms. “Are you going to bring two of every animal?” I joked. “Nope! Its just gonna be me. And everyone’s gonna beg me to save em, gonna offer me money and gold and their wives… all sorts of stuff. And I’m just gonna laugh and laugh as they all get swept away.”
Facebook is impersonating people without their consent, and most individuals have no idea this is happening. Any post made by Facebook on your behalf is completely invisible to you, and only shows up in your friends’ & family’s news feed.
Facebook considers this an intentional feature. They’ll re-post one of your “likes” every so often with a related article. It makes sense form a marketing standpoint - reposts help whatever you “like” gain visibility. However, there’s no way to filter exactly which articles are posted on your behalf - because again, they’re only visible to your friends. The only way to prevent re-posted content is to unlike everything.
Apparently this isn’t new:
Class action lawsuit:
Note: “Facebook denies any wrongdoing and any liability whatsoever” - they don’t plan on fixing this issue.
Dead people liking stuff on Facebook:
This goes beyond just advertising on a user’s behalf - my friends & family might think I like inappropriate content, or information I don’t agree with - it can damage relationships. In fact, I’m only familiar with this issue because a friend asked if I liked “penis shaped waffles”.
What else has Facebook posted on my behalf that I don’t agree with? What has Facebook posted on your behalf that you don’t agree with?
I encourage you to scan through your Facebook feed, and find any “like” by an friend with a “Related Article”. I bet they have no idea the article was posted under their name - go ahead and ask them.
- Craig Condon