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More Facebook Targeted Ad Insanity

Facebook doesn’t know me at all.  All the talk these days of ‘invasion of privacy’ by Facebook is proven untenable and easily done so by a glance at their targeted ads.  Here’s the latest gang-

Dawkins?  He’s as important to me as a tick on a dog 23 miles away.  Beck?  The Same.  Obama?  The only reason I would vote for him would be to annoy Netanyahu.  And Dove soap?  No thanks, I’m a Suave user.

No, I will no longer worry that Facebook is stealing my information and selling it to shady characters.  They could never identify me if they had to.

Good Grief Google

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Google Plus has given me more invites to pass out.  Now I have 130.  Please, take them.  Having invites to Google Plus sitting on my account is like having credit at Amazon.com for books – I’ve got to get rid of it!

G+ is still pretty cool (in some respects better than Facebook).  If you haven’t tried it out, just give it a spin.  It won’t kill you.

IMPORTANT Privacy Issue for Facebook Users

Please note the following:

Facebook recently unveiled the most dramatic updates to its privacy settings in a year. Out of all of them, there’s one new feature that you really must turn on as soon as it becomes available to you: profile review.

Here’s how to activate profile review.

1. Click on “account” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen, then click on “privacy settings.”
2. Next to “how tags work,” click “edit settings.”
3. Within the “how tags work” pop-up, click “edit” next to “profile review.”
4. In the next pop-up, click “turn on profile review.”

Now, whenever you are tagged in a photo or a post, you’ll have to approve it before it appears on in your news feed or your wall.

With thanks to Alastair on the G+ for pointing this out.  I’ve adjusted my settings.  Now, before someone can tag me in an unflattering photo, I’ll have to approve it.