I asked this question yesterday on the Facebook fan page, now that it’s site admin Saturday, I’m bringing it to the site proper.
Due to Facebook’s privacy standards, more specifically their lack, I worry having a Facebook page condones their actions / standards. A lot of regular readers use Facebook as their portal to the site.
I spend a fair amount of time studying online behavior, ethics, and best practices. The average user does not, I understand what I’m putting out there, what I’m over-sharing etc. I have no expectation of privacy. Facebook implies there are privacy settings, but the controls are excessively convoluted.
I am extremely uncomfortable with contributing to the harvesting and selling of information from less tech savvy users. While I have no problem with the give and take of information for product or service, I have a big problem when it isn’t done in a transparent manner.
I know this isn’t exactly a Home Ec topic, but I would love to hear your thoughts.