September 20 2014 - When you Google "Messian
Dread facebook", you'll see a link
to a Facebook page which says: "Messian
Dread Is On Facebook". Well, Messian
Dread is NOT On Facebook, and I'm often
asked why. Good idea to put that answer in a
column. Hopefully one of these days that
column will be among the search results so
that the right information will come at the
right place at Google.
there's some profile on Facebook with my
name, but it's not my photo. I don't know
who that person is on the photo, all I know
it's not me. Maybe some funny guy put it
out of the way, let me share with you why I
am not on Facebook and in fact even would
call for en exodus out of that voluntary
ghetto inna Cyberspace, as the website
should be called in my not so humble
opinion. Facebook is everything that the
Internet is, and because of that it has
become completely unnecessary because it is
not everything that the Internet is.
Confused? You don't have to be.
I do not
know how many times I'm asked why I don't
open a Facebook account, if only because
"all" websites and "all"
contacts have one and even check their
accounts daily. Or they are like most
people, they just stay logged in and let
Facebook record their each and every move on
the Internet. Where I live, I see people
glued to their mobile Facebook devices as
they bump into each other because they're
not looking where they walk. Or worse,
that argument was the only valid one for me.
myself opening a Facebook account. What
would my account status be? I couild
only come up with one. "What Are You
Doing Here?" would truly be the only
thing I could say and the obvious answer
would be "Well, What Are YOU Doing
Here?". Indeed. People join facebook
because people joined facebook. Like
Myspace. People joined Myspace because
people joined Myspace.
a website on the world wide web, a part of
the Internet where there are websites.
People can make an account on that website
and start to have contact with other people,
share messages and all other things
publishers do. But wait. You can do that on
the Internet anyway. Facebook is just a
website. There are millions and millions and
millions of websites. Sure, they all have
their... Facebook page. Why? Because there
are many people on Facebook who are so
cyber-illiterate that they do not even know
that Facebook is just a website and that
there's a bigger Internet out there.
has gone to the Stock Exchange. It's a
company and it's sold to stock holders for
billions of dollars. It's a company, so it
has a product. That product is (the privacy
of) it's users. People who join Facebook
sell their privacy for the ability to
communicate, where Facebook made billions
selling that very same privacy to the ones
whose only drive is the Roots Of All Evil:
the love for money.
Messian Dread is NOT on Facebook. Whatever
Facebook tells you.