Facebook Features Go Too Far
With more and more controversial situations being unveiled daily due to the use of social networking and blogs and the lack of privacy that these networking sites seem to be showing to the users of these sites, we start to think what next...?? The latest situation to cause uproar amongst many users is the new feature that has been enabled on Facebook without making the users aware of the functions that they have implemented throughout the site. Facebook have now introduced a new feature for users that has been updated on the functionality of all users profiles without them actually being made aware, now what the tool does is simply look at photos as they are being uploaded and then scan your friend list to see if it recognises anybody in the photos and then automatically suggests that the person be tagged. Now is there really anything particularly wrong with this feature? Many users feel that Facebook are simply assisting them and saving the time trawling through their friends list, after all it is a function that has been installed to assist you and make the whole process of using Facebook a much simpler and less time consuming one, is it not...??? However the opposing argument, which many people feel is a valid point is that, should Facebook be allowed to pry that far into your personal information where as they can install a feature that automatically recognises a users face, and if they were implementing this, should users not have had the opportunity to be allowed this particular choice? Should they not have installed the function and then give you the option to use this application? It is merely an argument about choice for the users and them also having their privacy issues questioned, the default setting means that instead of being given the option to enable it, they are giving the choice to disable it. So where as many users simply feel that Facebook are making the site more user friendly, the people opposing this feel that facebook are eroding the online privacy of its users by stealth, and they right or wrong, are they worried about how far Facebook are prepared to go....??? Is this an issue or is it purely people just opposing an upgrade in technology for the sake of it....???? Whatever the outcome, this another point of controversy in the long line of scandals and controversial situations being questioned day in a day out all round the world in regards to social networking sites. Maybe Facebook should have just made people aware that they were setting up such a function and give them the option to enable or disable it, but is it that big an issue, are Facebook trying to invade your privacy, or merely try and make the site easier to use without people having to question them and make the suggestion to implement such a function themselves. This is the question.