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The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?
Parents spend a lot of time telling their kids to get their faces away from their screens and it would seem that teenage girls actually would prefer to do that – unless it’s homework.
As I grew up I was intrigued by the notion of subliminal advertising – the possibility that I could be influenced by a message I didn’t even know I was receiving. I was assured it had been made illegal as it was unethical.
Last week lots of my lovely friends on Facebook asked me to share a heart on my wall. Some sort of hold-your-finger-down, share-with-your-gal-pals etc...
Lismore’s mayor Jenny Dowell was told her Facebook account would be shut down after she posted an image featuring a survivor of bowel cancer. An Echo drudge has also been banned for reposting the image yesterday.
How neat would the world be if all our friends thought exactly the same way as we did? Our ideas would never be challenged, our comfort zones never pushed, instead we’d enjoy the constant reinforcement of our inherent righteousness.