Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been critical of Big Tech for some time. In a Wednesday interview, he joined a growing group of lawmakers, technologists and activists who have voiced support for breaking up Facebook.
“It’s addictive, it’s not good for you, they’re after your kids, they’re running political ads that aren’t true … and they’re also acquiring other companies and commingling [other firms’ user data] into theirs,” Benioff said, in reference to Facebook’s acquisitions of Instagram, WhatsApp and other companies, in an interview with CNN. “And I think at that point, because they’re now doing that, that they probably should be broken up. Because they’re having an undue influence as the largest social media platform on the planet.”
Let us call them what they really are, obsessions. People, not only kids have an unexplained compulsion to reveal their most inner secrets and what should be their private information, spilling their guts to the world.
They can not be that naive (or can they) not to know; whatever they post on-line can seen by everyone on the planet.
They will consistently press the boundaries and take risks, some with serious consequences. The Internet, particularly social media, is another outlet for possible downfall. When it comes to technology and teens normally the dangerous things that come to mind are sexting, online predators, and cyberbullying.
- Bullying online “cyber bullying”
- Sharing too much information
- Vulnerability to predatory adults
- Sharing photos or video that you later regret
- Exposure to large amounts of commercial advertisements which may not be age appropriate
- Risk of identity theft
- Reduced amount of time for physical activity
There are people of all ages out there that post every daily move they make, that can and does set them up for malicious people and nefarious predators.
Can these harmful social-media addictions ever be reversed. I don’t think so, people are too consumed with them. They are just another example of putting another nail in mankind’s coffin. It is astonishing that the masses can not see the forest on account of the trees.
Take a look at what caused the Greatest power on earth to crumble. The similarities to the conditions in this country and the world are shocking. The only thing missing is; Facebook and other social media were non-existent.
We have to be the masters of our own ship. We have to control which course we take in life and realize the easiest is not always the best.
DEF: I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul means that It is me who determines what my future will bring by the way l see life and prepare myself to face its realities. It puts you in the driving seat of your life. … I am the captain of my soul means that I have the power to choose the mood I will be in.
Words to the wise should be sufficient, but they are not. There are 1,000’s of ways to keep ourselves safe and out of danger, but most people ignore them. We do not have to live in fear or paranoia, we just have to live smart. It is a brutal world out there and getting worse by the day.
You don’t agree?? If so, you have you head where the sun does not shine.