WAT?! You're telling me there has been a team at Facebook designing and implementing this feature, and not one person has stood up and asked:
"Uhm, isn't that super creepy, even for us?"
@jaranta A+Nob, all the people *potentially thinking* have already left Facebook… or maybe they would'nt even pass the hiring interview, cause they're not (or not enough) unethical psycho bastards who are totally unable to question "orders"…
How can these people sleep at night, after spending their workdays doing creepy, intrusive crap and helping to build a mass surveillance system?
@fribbledom Is that real, or a joke? It's almost like that stunt Signal pulled with the ads they made to expose how much Facebook knows and uses about people. Maybe Facebook figured that the cat's out of the bag so they just run with it now.
Could also be part of a strategy to gradually make people think "it's actually good that Facebook knows everything about me, then Facebook can help me in so many nice ways like this".
@eliasr @fribbledom I’ve seen it mentioning “home repairs”. It happens while you are drafting a post like how if you mention COVID or Vaccine you immediately get the big “Have you read the latest CDC guidance before posting?” box. *Supposedly* it doesn’t use any info other than the words in a single draft and *might* not leave the device/phone home. It’s Clippy without the face. “I see you are writing a sad letter. Would you like to start a bake sale? We’ve got an app for that now.”
@fribbledom not necessarily. more like, "can we extract tsome generic categories from statuses, for, you know, statistics" and chuck it into a database. the other team is like "can you find some 3 generic categories based on an arbitrary rule and do an action based on it", and the third team "can you build a web app that just searches some generic categories and you know, lets you create some rules based on it" and all. Still there has to have been a mastermind + head only goes so deep in the sand.
@brianoflondon haha, no, but I don't think I have written very much about getting engaged on Facebook. I rarely use Facebook other than ~2 groups I'm in that I like to read (but rarely write).
@dowodenum Yeah, it's getting close to that point, I can probably find replacement communities elsewhere.
Well at least they are being open and frank about it.
They knowing things like that isn’t news.
@fribbledom You can't see if you have Dollar-Signs in your eyes. They hurt your view to usefull stuff. Also, i bet my used underwear everyone at Facebook is creepy by nature. why should they work there then?
@fribbledom What next, "Something you posted made us think your going on a date. Several retailers in your area are offering specials on condoms this week."
Back then my spouse and I went to get rings, she posted a photo of just her left hand wearing an engagement ring, in lieu of an announcement. Facebook showed that post to absolutely everyone and her adverts all changed to wedding stuff. Either the comments or photo AI told them exactly what was happening.
@fribbledom tbh they are probably writing way creepier features everyday, just not as user-visible. Showing some of that to the user might be even desirable for ethical programmers there.
@email@example.com Yeah, sure. But then they threw him out of the window.
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@fribbledom To be fair they also advertised adult diapers to me, and when I told it to not show that one of the potential reasons to decline those ads was "Knows too much."
@fribbledom I bet this links to some funding system where they get a cut of whatever money is raised or it gives them more ad clicks.
No matter how cynical you think Facebook is, it's always more cynical than that.
@fribbledom Maybe the good people at Facebook have been keeping quiet about this, hoping that if it gets out, it will finally start an outrage.
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@fribbledom Isn't Facebook designed to be creepy? I mean, with them following a user everywhere over the net?
@fribbledom Amazon Music recommends me "Coming out in the 2010s" playlists: don't know what gives them the impression I'm out to them 😕
@fribbledom Pretty sure that pointing stuff like that out is how you get fired from FB. Or at least marked as first one to be blamed if any kind of whistleblowing happens.
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