Social networks want to know me more than my best friend know me. Sandra from Germany, a girl I met in Panajachel, Guatemala was telling me I should join Instagram.com, here is the list of data they want to collect. Should I click install?
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 03:27:07
am Andy Lee G
With the information you collect, you know everything that comes out of my mouth, everything I hear, all my friend, everyone I contact, well, is there anything you don't have after you are done Instagram?
I am Andy Lee Graham,
I'm not a secretive guy in the least. I am just like you. When I sign up for a social network I must check boxes, agree, and try to understand what I am doing.
So what do you think?
Should I click “INSTALL for Instagram?”
First of all, I am on a computer, and do not like playing with Smartphones. Nor do I like Apple products. I am too poor to play Apple games. I just want to communicate with my new friend Sandra from Germany. She does not seem to be good on Facebook. Yet, I am not sure I want to learn Instagram to be her friend.
Again, I am on a computer page, not a smartphone, I seem to be in the wrong place . . . LOL is there anyway anyone is smart enough to understand?
Should I click on “INSTALL?"
Yes, we have a social network, we are HoboTraveler.com. I am constantly vetting members, trying to suss out how to keep them safe. We do not want information that could cause harm, sort of “ahimsa.”
First do no harm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahimsa
Our goal at Hobo Traveler, it too is a social network is to allow members to admit who they are, but stop them from accidentally putting too much information on the site. This is a task we do well, I have no ideas why their birthday is needed?
And, we do not expect them to be rocket scientists and read all the fine print. We do not have 1000 word disclaimers. Instead, we do not want information, that way there is nothing to steal. We protect members by not collecting information, just enough to prove they are a person, and to be friends, you know, that word, to be social.
KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid.
A while back, I was watching one of them stay healthy, eat right, don't eat chemicals videos on YouTube, and this guy said,
“Would you trust a corporation to cook for you?
Would a corporation add dangerous chemicals to your food, if they could make more money?”
Fun stuff, but dangerous would you trust a corporation, a social network to protect your information they collect? If they are asking to use something, they are going to use it, as for Hobo Traveler, we think enough is enough, and to trust corporations is foolish.
Andy Lee Graham