Reason # 7,827 why you use Facebook at your own peril

fbFile this as reason number 7,827 (approximately) why you should beware of EVERYTHING with the evil monster called Facebook.  This article in Mother Jones by Erika Eichelberger might (should for certain) wake you up.  (Photo from the article)

But some lenders have begun to find a new use for this information, scrutinizing Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn data to determine the credit-worthiness of loan applicants.

More and more news sites have begun moving to only allowing Facebook users to comment on their articles.  And somehow they try to spin the precipitous drop in any discussion or dialogue after doing so as a good thing.  Yet, after reading stuff like this, I’m amazed that ANYONE is still foolish enough to commit their entire online soul to Mark Zuckerberg’s algorithms that will be used for any purpose that he decides to use them for – and is paid enough to do so.  (Don’t ever forget his moment of honesty some years back: “They trust me — dumb fucks,”)

Perhaps there needs to be a new definition of “insanity:”  “Doing what you’ve been clearly shown is foolish and dangerous and then wondering why your information, pictures, credit-worthiness, etc. has become someone else’s commodity for sale.”