Facebook

The social network

Notice that Facebook do everything they can to prevent you from accessing a profile, sending a message, reading posts, unless you create a profile and are logged into Facebook yourself — and this even if the information is marked by users as:

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Facebook is in a dilemma (like here I have to duplicate the post on a public blog despite, at the time, having marked this post as “public” on Facebook.)

On one hand they entertain a ‘privacy concept’ — Facebook could say that they ‘protect’ you against the open free internet by locking you into their system (while it in fact is more like an eel trap: easy to get in, hard to get out.)

But on the other hand they can not themselves respect your privacy.

They use opt-out, and not opt-in. And they use your friends and connections to force you in; you have to be there, for them. Facebook sits between you and them milking you for a profit. You are the cows, Facebook the industrial farmer.

In other words unless you, in for ordinary people impossible complex ways, can figure out how to say no, their data mining customers can basically fuck around with you in anyway they want to.. You can have vicious salespersons stuffing snake-oil concepts, like anti-vax, illegal logistics, scams or voting manipulations, down your, and in particular your friends, throat.

This definitely has the consequence of killing quite a number of people and creating turmoil.

The fundamental problem here is that either you abandon the social network model, or you accept that future societies will be ruled by them.

If so you should pose the question: should this be governed by the people, taken over by the national governments, or be controlled by private companies, tycoons, local kings, eccentric billionaires or warlords?

I think that is a very very serious problem that can not be ignored just for ‘the convenience’ of ‘having the thing’ to share a photo of your new kitten with.

Favourite Quotes on Facebook

“I have spend more time deleting Facebook profiles than I had ever spend creating them… and I didn’t even succeed in getting rid of it.
It gave me constipation, needing medical attention.
I literally had to dig out a massive fat shit of my own ass – hours and hours of digging finally exploded it out on the toilet floor in a bloody mess missing the can with about half a meter (that is if you want all the gory details).
This experience, the global madness, exposed and amplified, gravely reduced my feeling of security in this world.
It is painful.
It is a true story.
Someday it will be Mother Earth.
It is severe opinion constipation.
And it suck.” – Pollyfiks.
Paris, Texas. 23 July 2021. (c)(p)(r) Earth Art Collective.

I am but – not (again) on Facebook

Each time I venture out into this wobbly social network environment, I end up with a different set of friends.

Each time I start out with an idealistic point of view and end up with an office job.

The number of words in my notebooks go down as those here go up.

My work slow down and nothing gets published.

Eventually, I have to find a third job as well.

My work stops.

As you all know you end up carrying food from mother Earth to your mouth or money from your employer to your landlord.

Your work living is living the work.

I feel like some spirit somewhere sit with an enigmatic smile just waiting me to notice.

This time I kicked the ball twice.

At first it came about as I needed to find solutions regarding work and contacts. Some tell me to go on social networks. I think, okay, alright, I try again.

Old friends suddenly find out! ‘No longer in Copenhagen?’ they say. I find out somebody had died; this made me very sad. I didn’t know that. I hear from family, and so on.

After only a few days I find myself connected to almost exclusively Danish friends, family and colleagues and have to consider every word I write accordingly, tedious.

I feel tired; I have been here before I feel. Like a horse, walking in a circle?

I get bombarded with Denmark’s political predicaments regarding immigration.

As I consider myself a migrant as much as any I find that very sad too. Moving anywhere and cultivate the Earth, work, or live from your musical talent there, is not a crime in itself.

I find the entire discussion completely missing the point: ‘There are no difference and nothing but difference between people.’ All are equal before the law. We must collaborate and get along globally.

You should not have to apply to stay but just register so that you can commit to the laws and settle for the time you are there.

Everything else strictly is racism and global apartheid.

And that goes both ways – ‘it should not be necessary for anyone to pity themselves in order to get support and respect,’ I think to myself, ‘the discussion is not about what it apparently is about. People are already fighting over something else, something less honorable than the question of human rights, religion or asylum for fugitives?’

But this was not what I looked for actually; my fatigue turns into dread.

I find myself getting dragged back in my life and involved in old considerations, about loyalty towards certain musical styles, national ways, merits and customs, politics. Who is who and so on.

So I kick the ball a second time!

I remove all my friends and delete the profile. Then I create it again with the same mail (not hiding) but now somehow try to diverge to other countries by inviting anyone I stumble on no matter where from or who they are.

This happens to result in many fine people from many places reacting kindly even as Facebook is complaining a bit; many do not react and one confused colleague ask about having added me once?

I did it the second time – remixed it, because I could not sit here and relate to political threads, many containing the well-known verbal abuse from mad anti-everything’s, about the disgraceful Danish immigration policy and what not, on my first profile, among mostly Danes.

By random ways I somehow end up, among other, connecting with many fine people from Indonesia; and, in case you can read this – as a side remark, I feel big sympathy with you all; I notice COVID cause difficulties in Indonesia, I reflect on this, and I feel this big honest sympathy with you.

All of this is of course very nice – maybe a bit risky security-wise, so be it.

However, it was not the point of me getting on a social network again.

There it is again; this enigmatic smile from somewhere…

I usually finish leaving the online community behind me again.

It is likely I shall do that too this time.

Just like weathering do to castles in the sand.

I am, but not on Facebook.

I am not on Facebook.

It is not because I don’t like you.

It is just that I don’t want to be on social media any more.

However it can happen you stumble on me briefly there.

But that rare event only occur when I have to create a temporary profile in order to send a mail to someone who do not respond to other means of communication.

So please do not get offended if I add you and then remove you again once done communicating, or if I don’t add you or respond to friend-add requests.

It is childish to consider friendships as being defined by whether or not a picture of us are connected on some multinational company’s social web concept thing. If we are friends in reality then we are friends, no matter what, obviously!

So send me an email instead, or call me and yell at me if needed.

My email is here: nyvang.com/pose. My phone number obtainable.

This is not a poem.

Why do we have to tell these things?

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