Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tootin' Your Own Horn

Sometimes I'm amazed by what people put on their Facebook pages. It's almost like they're saying -- NOTICE ME!

Of course, some people are deliberately trying to draw attention to themselves because they're selling something. And Facebook is a great place to spread the word about politics, products, and propaganda.

But there was a time, and not so very long ago, when people kept certain things to themselves or told only their close circle of family and friends. And let me emphasize "told" because it was generally oral. They didn't write things down for all posterity.

Now you can learn about a person's religious and political beliefs, music and movie preferences, books they've read, favorite sports -- and that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg -- simply by looking at their Facebook page. It's no wonder why Facebook is such a great treasure trove of information for advertisers and marketers. 

In addition to a person's likes and dislikes, we can read their rants and raves and some of that isn't very pretty. I've been surprised by some of the "likes" I've seen by friends -- and I'm sure some of my likes have caused a few folks to roll their eyes.

Until the next time...

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