Or so the theory goes. It is one I have personally bought into, and unless you are a technological flat-earther, you probably should as well. If you ever put something on Facebook, it is still there somewhere for you, and everyone else who wants to know.
I have never really liked Facebook. I think it is the Internet dumbed down to a lowest common denominator level in order to suck in as many credulous people as possible. You might not agree with me about that. But in order to run this blog I kind of need it. It helps me reach people, plus it is a useful source for information.
People who would never reveal things to you personally for some reason have no problem sharing their information on Mark Zuckerberg's website. And by extension whoever he wants to sell it to for cash. That is how he makes his money, you know. Lots and lots of it.
But you don't have to take my word on any of this. Here is a portion of an article that ran on CNN Tech recently. The author was quite surprised by what was there once she decided to take a look.
It even recalled times I was "poked," a feature I had forgotten about. I also learned that Kate Spade New York and MetLife have me on their advertiser lists. Staring at the data was not only creepy but it drudged up painful memories.
After the news broke last week that data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed information from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge, I wanted to know more about what information Facebook has on me.
The rest of the article is available at the link. It details how the author was able to dig up all of the information Facebook had on her, and what they had done with some of it.
But enough about them. So how can you find out what Mark Zuckerberg and all of his special corporate and governmental Facebook friends out there in the vast ether-sphere have on you? You can begin your journey right here:
Here's the link. Follow the prompts. Just don't tell them who sent you.