Re: GNU/Debian Linux vs. facebook, Twitter and other proprietary social media
On Sun, Feb 05, 2012 at 12:30:05PM +1000, Robert Brockway wrote:
> Hi Nick. You may wish to contact David J Patrick who founded
> LinuxCaffe (http://www.linuxcaffe.ca) in Toronto, Canada many years
> ago. LinuxCaffe is a successful business providing coffee & light
> food running completely on Linux/FOSS.
> I assisted David with some of the early sysadmin/architectural work
> for LinuxCaffe.
Thanks. I'll look into it.
> I have to say that a small business should not pass up any legal,
> ethically sound advertising option. Starting a successful small
> business is hard enough as it is.
> My personal opinion is to use Facebook and Twitter as tools to
> deliver your message. I'd recommend using alternatives such as
> identi.ca *as well*.
I've never heard about identi.ca. I'll look into it.
> Regarding privacy, you should only post only as much info as you are
> happy to provide. It is true that data mining techniques can infer
> things about you from what you 'like' and even what your friends
> 'like' but a company facebook page wouldn't be used in the same way
> as a personal page so I don't see there would be a lot of data to
Using centralized, proprietary social media just doesn't sit well with me.
What if, for some particular event or special, I *have* to give out more info
than I'm comfortable with? Then I'm worse off in the long run.