I don’t have a Facebook account, and as much as people try to convince me to get one, I invariably refuse for a number of reasons. Among those reasons, there is one that stands out. Yes, privacy is a concern, but this reason is even deeper, more fundamental, than that.
Image credit: FSF
I always say that getting a Facebook account would compromise my principles, but nobody asks how. Let’s start with a superficial reason for not getting an account: I don’t want to provide my real personal info. This, of course, stems from the privacy concern mentioned earlier. “Alright,” you might say, “but lots of people create accounts with fake names. What’s the issue?”
Everyone doing something doesn’t make it right. Everyone lies, but lying isn’t right.
If you actually take the time to read Facebook’s Terms of Service, you will encounter Section 4:
A couple of days ago, I overheard some people calling Easter “Zombie Jesus Day“. I’m surprised that this is my first time hearing it because it has apparently been around since 1999, gaining popularity after the mid-2000s. Easter is the celebration of when Jesus died and was resurrected, “just like a zombie“. Except it was nothing like a zombie.
The header on ZombieJesusDay.org
Let’s compare the two… →
I found myself ill with a headache this week. I’m not one to get ill—usually only something with a fever about once a year—and I’m especially not used to getting headaches, so this came as an unwelcome surprise. I became dizzy, sensitive to light, moderate noises and changes in temperature, and it was bad enough to prevent me from doing anything that involved more than light thinking.
Don’t worry, the rest of this isn’t just full of complaints →