Facebook has met with controversies. It has been blocked intermittently in several countries including the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam, Iran, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Bangladesh on different bases.
For example, it was banned in many countries of the world on the basis of allowed content judged as anti-Islamic and containing religious discrimination. It has also been banned at many workplaces to prevent employees wasting their time on the site.
The privacy of Facebook users has also been an issue, and the safety of user accounts has been compromised several times. Facebook has settled a lawsuit regarding claims over source code and intellectual property.
In May 2011 emails were sent to journalists and bloggers making critical allegations about Google’s privacy policies; however it was later discovered that the anti-Google campaign, conducted by PR giant Burson-Marsteller, was paid for by Facebook in what CNN referred to as “a new level skullduggery” and which Daily Beast called a “clumsy smear.”
Why I joined Facebook ?
Seeing to the pressures from my friends,relatives,students,bank collegues etc,I had joined FB sometime ago and as on date I have 87 friends.I am still to become an addict though.I VALUE MY PRIVACY and so hesitate to be more open by posting family photographs etc.I restrict using my account for chatting with a few members sometime and posting my articles,poems etc from my blog.
Jokes on FB :
There are many jokes in circulation about FB and its impact,addiction,usage etc.From time to time I hope to post some jokes on this blog with a view to justify the tag-line of my blog :”Laughter is the best medicine.”
Here is the first one in this series :