Differences between this forum and Social Media

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Differences between this forum and Social Media

Post: # 22952Post admin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:35 pm

Over the past couple of years, I have noticed a decline in posts here due to the continuing public acceptance of social media. Before making the switch, I urge you to consider what happens when you sign up to a social media site, like Facebook or Snap Chat or whatever.
1. You are giving away some degree of privacy
2. Whatever you post becomes the property of the social media site
3. When the social media's database gets hacked, as it inevitably will, your activity and identity becomes comprised
4. You can never completely delete your identity or what you have posted.
5. You are being USED by a big corporation to make money.
The costs of running this board are covered by advertising. You can post for free and provided you play by the rules, you can say and report what you like. You can even ask to have yourself and what you have posted completely deleted and you can get personal attention, not a computerized customer service robot.


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Re: Differences between this forum and Social Media

Post: # 22979Post MinnieB
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:15 pm

I never created a Facebook account for the very reasons you've mentioned. Plus I don't like the way Zuckerberg does business. I look forward to this forum every fall. So fun to chat with everyone and hear about their travels. Plus, the intel on what looks good at the moment can't be beat.

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