Privacy on Facebook

Flora Gao

Yesterday, an old NYT article caught my eyes talking about Facebook is to alter policy for its like button. I hailed for the news as it used to bother me in many ways. I used to “like” Forever21 afew months ago when they distributed electric coupons by “liking” them. I clicked it, got the coupon, and never let it bother me again. But it did haunt me later when I accidently viewed my profile as an outsider: I liked lots of items sold by Forever 21 now and then. But when did I “like” them? I remember I never hit the button while awake, nor am I a sleepwalker to “like” it while asleep. Same thing happened when I tried 6PM’s Facebook Coupon by liking them. Companies use baits to get you like them, and then you may unconsciously become their product endorser by occasionally liking their new products. What…

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