There’s something poignant, modern, and beautiful about completing the journey from subject of an activist Facebook page calling for your release, to out of prison, free, and . . . starting your own Facebook page.
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I got a huge smile on my face when I saw in my newsfeed, “Radley Balko is now friends with Cory Maye and 13 other people.”
Fellow agitatortot Nipplemancer and I were discussing earlier whether or not other Hit & Run commenters and Agitator readers are on Facebook.
It’s gotten to where I use Facebook more as a tool for interacting with others in the Liberty movement than I do for socializing with friends and family. The dividends have actually been quite rewarding.
Anyways, I hope Cory doesn’t get too tired of reading the “If you agree with this, post it as your status update. 97% won’t have the courage to do it, blah blah blah” status updates…
I find it funny that people complain about how much information Facebook takes/asks for and then recommend Google+… when Google already *has* far more information about you than Facebook could ever dream of having.
Personally, all the complaints about Facebook or Google and privacy fall on deaf ears for me. They are private companies that are entitled to do what they will with the information, provided they do not violate agreed-upon terms of service. Obviously, we should be curious/concerned why the government is seeking this information and outraged if they are compelling the information in violation of Facebook or its users rights. But Facebook is just as entitled to “cooperate blindly with law enforcement and treat users like cattle regarding privacy and control of their own content” as they are to engage in any other legal business practice. If you don’t like it, don’t join.
BSK, the problem is that Facebook is well known for introducing privacy violating features with little notice, and requiring users to opt of of the feature if they don’t want it. To complicate matters, their privacy control features are so byzantine they are completely opaque to many people.
This makes me want to reactivate my account. But I can’t. FB is too much for me. That said, each time I read about Cory doing things you and I do every day and take for granted – I stop and think about the joy he must be experiencing with each step he takes outside those prison walls. And I forget about my own personal struggles. They ain’t SHIT.