Why I believe in using Facebook
Susane Lorette aka Tating and Arriane Jaden aka Yanyan and baby Jacob “Porky” B. It makes my day when I see posts that show that they are okay at the moment (ATM).
I look forward to seeing the Facebook posts of cousin Gerva Tagapolot Celeredad in Davao City, Philippines and of students scattered all over the world. And I am inspired everytime Carlyn Francisco posts something in her Facebook account every morning or I read news posted by Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro and Sun.Star Davao, Mindanao Gold Star Daily, Mindanao Daily, Philippine Daily Inquirer and Cebu Daily News at their Facebook pages.
In fact I watch the program hosted by Cagayan de Oro City Hall Information Officer Maricel Casino Rivera featuring Mayor Oscar Moreno over at FB Live. When it comes to connecting with family and friends, I go to Facebook.
I am reminded of all these because I never publicly thanked Facebook for all the good things it has done to my life. So I watched with interest Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg being grilled by the US Congress in relation to the controversy over privacy data following the Cambridge Analytica fiasco. In the two-day hearing I heard words like regulation, control, Cambridge Analytica, Russians, 2016 elections, former US president Barck Obama, US President Donald Trump and so on.
I can also tell who among the legislators were serious and informed in their questioning. I also noticed that Zuckerberg wasn’t paying attention at times either because he was tired or overwhelmed by the questions posed to him.
At times I thought that Zuckerberg was in a classroom defending his thesis preparatory to graduation. I tell you this Mr. Zuckerberg, I am a fan of yours. Of all the words I heard during the hearing, I chose the word “control” for discussion. Among many things, control is defined as the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events.
Facebook is now a global community and our Facebook account is our property free of rent and charge. A Facebook user is free to post, upload photos, announce one’s feelings, check in, go live, tag friends, use a background color, take a poll, support nonprofit groups,or make a list or delete a post or the account itself.
The Facebook user has control over whom to share his or her posts with and not Facebook. Zuckerberg explained that Facebook earned from advertisements posted on its pages and like many others, I merely glance over the ads or ignore it completely.
There are factual news reports posted in Facebook as well as fake, unverified rumors made to appear as news or fake news. Facebook doesn’t force us to believe