You done messed up, Facebook!

Where Do We Go From Here?

“The battle’s done, and we kinda won, so we sound our victory cheer… where do we go from here?”

But where can we go? It’s simple enough to say you’re going to delete your Facebook account. And, frankly, that’s probably the best solution right now; deleting the apps is a Band-Aid, deleting Facebook is a cure. But for people like me, I actually use Facebook. I use it to share my photography. I use it to stay connected with family members and friends.


In my quest to defang Facebook, I discovered several interesting things. Not only were there 208 apps that were granted access to at least some part of my information (now, several hours later, widdled down to a reasonable and lucky 13), there’s also a setting called “Apps Others Use,” which, when turned on, grants access to your information to apps that your friends are using. See here:

Data, Data, Data

Update #2: I Want To Break Free

It’s been a heavy news week for Facebook. Tapping Android phones, deleting damning memos. And, of course, the big memo that didn’t get deleted before Buzzfeed got hold of it.

I am just clever enough to get myself in trouble…