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- FACEBOOK DATING SERVICE is a chance to meet the catfisher, advertiser or scammer of your dreams!
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The love-seeking singles of Facebook’s new dating service, privacy experts say, may not be prepared for what they’ll encounter: sham profiles, expanded data gathering and a new wave of dating fraud.
Facebook — under fire for viral misinformation, fake accounts and breaches of trust — said this week it will soon offer a new dating service designed to help its users find love, giving the world’s largest social network a uniquely intimate vantage point on its users’ romantic desires and personal lives.
The service will allow people older than 18 to create a dating profile — separate from their main profile and invisible to their friends — that it shows to potential matches based on common interests, dating preferences, location and mutual friends, company officials said.
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Using a button — not a swipe, as popularized by the dating app Tinder — people will then be able to say whether they’re “interested” or would rather “pass” on those potential partners, officials said. Matches will be shown the other person’s first name, age, current city and photo, though users will also have the option of sharing their work, education and other biographical information. The service will begin testing in a few months.
Privacy watchdogs, advertising experts and industry rivals worry the service could expose users more acutely to the worst of the Web — scams, malicious strangers and other problems Facebook already has its hands full with.
“Facebook already knows a lot about you that you tell it, and it collects a lot of information about you beyond that. … Now here’s this whole other bucket of really sensitive stuff,” said Justin Brookman, director of privacy and technology policy at the advocacy group Consumers Union. “How will Facebook police that? Will they put the resources into safety? … Or will their thirst for engagement trump these other concerns?”
The apps and sites of the $3 billion online-dating industry — which will now need to contend with Facebook as a rival — gather personality and courtship data on their users for matching and marketing purposes. But because Facebook's audience is bigger and more widespread, its ad-targeting platform is more sophisticated and its users' profiles are built on years of detailed information, experts worry the new dating service could present a huge target and amplify the potential for abuse.
Facebook officials said the company wants to bolster its platform as a user-friendly dating destination, adding that they’ve been interested in the idea for years and began building the service over the last six months. Many people were already using Facebook for dating, officials said, and they want to support that in a safe way.
SAFE WAY?? HMMM, MORE LIKE HOW CAN ZUCKS SELL YOUR PRIVATE RELATIONSHIP DETAILS LIKE IF YOUR ARE STRAIGHT, GAY, WHAT NATIONALITY YOU ARE, IF YOU PLAN TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE CHILDREN, WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE YOU LIKE OF THE OTHER SEX, WHERE YOU HANG OUT FOR FUN, WHAT YOUR HOBBIES INCLUDE, IF YOU PAY CHILD SUPPORT ALREADY OR ALIMONY, AND THE LIST GOES ON....
Matchmaking with Facebook’s data is older than the site itself: One of Zuckerberg’s first projects, FaceMash, scooped up pictures of female Harvard students and let users rate them by hotness. It was a “prank website that I made when I was a sophomore in college,” Zuckerberg explained to a lawmaker last month.
The new dating feature, Zuckerberg said this week, “is for building real long-term relationships, not just hookups,” and he said it could be life-changing for the more than 200 million Facebook users who list themselves as single. “If we’re focused on helping people build meaningful relationships, this is perhaps the most meaningful of all,” he said.
The company has for years collected people’s relationship status (“Married,” “It’s Complicated”) and used it to help fuel its vast personal-data machine. In 2013, Facebook and Cornell University researchers pulled data on 1.3 million users to try to predict whether couples would break up within 60 days of Facebook announcing their relationship. (Couples whose mutual friends were closely connected to each other, the researchers said, were more likely to call it quits.)https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/05/03/facebooks-dating-service-is-a-chance-to-meet-the-catfisher-advertiser-or-scammer-of-your-dreams/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.873147b958c7
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