If we want to compare our behaviors in regards to social media smart security we need to go back and visit suburbia in the 1950’s in America. There is a good chance that most homeowners or families never locked their doors; either to their car or home. Fast forward 25 years and maybe we saw a trend in the safest suburbias that 50% of the population started to lock their car doors and homes. What do you think happens today? Maybe 99% of the population lock their car doors and homes?
Let’s use Facebook’s born-on date of 2004 and discuss social media smart security. We are pretty clear now that the Zuck was not really interested in the long lost relationships being reconnecting. He mostly saw the huge advertising opportunity via personal profiles that intimately reveal every nook and cranny of billions of people’s personal interests, politics, location demographics and much more.
Google Executives and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos saw the same handwriting on the wall and they have literally spent $billions of dollars perfecting algorithms that log every keystroke you make and, without your knowledge assign your activities to categories so they can implement artificial intelligence (software, hardware) and maximize every second that you are online either on your computer or smartphone.
With the recent election of President Trump as US President and the acknowledged acceptance by all groups that Facebook and social media analytics receive the credit for that election outcome. The proportionate level of shock by many people indicated the oblivious denial that people choose to understand about how they carelessly share all their personal information online.
Nowadays you will hear that small percentage of people declaring “I am going to quit Facebook…” and, “I hate Google…” etc. etc. Is that really practical?
Per my introductory example, just because personal and home security have increased over the years, do you declare “I am moving to Greenland!”. No, you manage it. Same concepts apply to your usage of frequent sites on the internet. MANAGE IT.
We are going to offer you some tips on how to manage your Google and Facebook accounts. Per the website The Statistics Portal, there are over 2 billion users of social media and it is estimated the people spend 2+ hours daily (not just Monday through Friday – BUT DAILY) on social media.