Hello every one ! Here I am , again criticizing Facebook ! What can I say ? There is so much going on with Facebook that one can write and write and keep on writing ! Though its a great publicity stunt , in other words I am helping more people join Facebook by criticizing it again and again ! This is usually called Negative Publicity , but what the hell Facebook doesn’t need my help to get people now does it ?!
Well whats happening is that the whole world is converging to this social network concept . In offices , unless it is blocked , people stay logged into Facebook , the whole time. First of all I would like to explain what datamining is , for all the people who aren’t familiar with the term? Data Mining is , in a nutshell , process of collecting and harvesting data from different sources and then storing the data to find patterns. Facebook has suddenly started to act very weird. The algorithms used , try to find out the most deepest darkest secret by asking strange questions. For example my album’s picture pops up and I am asked for the location of the album. Why the hell would I want to enter that?
Similarly if we notice , we can see that at first what we entered as random captions , now get saved into specific variables of the backend database. For instance we used to set the caption of a picture as “Me and my bro at moms place” , now Facebooks asks , “Where was this photo taken” “Who were you with” “Caption” ! Now for any programmer or a person who knows how searching can be made efficient , isnt this the faster way to find out stuff ? Or is extracting data from a caption more easy? Its for you to think .
Lastly Facebook is going to a great length to , not letting its users leave Facebook. You would probably be wondering “ahan ! for example ….” ,well try deleting your account from the Accounts option in the top right corner (as is in the current version of Facebook) .
Now to delete the account permanently with every thing including pictures , albums etc go onto the following link !
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account , Click Submit !
Notice that the form is displayed through the contact.php’s parameter (show_form)! Now who in the world would have guessed that?
If we sneak peak into the future , then it can safely be said that in the near future , law enforcement agencies would not require high tech surveillance equipment to track any body or get evidence or any thing for that matter , they would just check the Facebook account of that user and a treasure of information would be visible to them. Pattern recognition is currently going on but not on a very large scale .
Its Some thing to think about.