Facebook, freebooting and content theft

Facebook just announced 8 billion video views per day. This number is made out of lies, cheating and worst of all: theft. All of this is wildly known but the media giant Facebook is pretending everything is fine, while damaging independent creators in the process. How does this work?

Watch the video:

23 thoughts on “Facebook, freebooting and content theft

  1. I guess to me the main this is surprise anyone ever thought the internet would be different. After all, “WWW” stands for Wild, Wild Web. It’s actually quite a bit worse than the Old West. Gonna take time to tame.

    1. We are on the same page when it comes to Facebook. Luckily I avoided starting an account there and feeding their data mining operation any personal information or any information that could have been derived by tracking me. Thanks for the compliment on my blog.

  2. I watched the video and thought it was fascinating and sickening. I never had facebook. Geeze, I wonder how people have the time. I have email and read a few blogs but facebook never appealed to me.I have stuff to do. I have a friend with pet sheep and I am spinning the sheep’s wool! I am glad you highlighted this type of content theft though. It needs to be exposed. Plagiarism and content theft REALLY upsets me.

  3. I never understood it to start with — buing a drink for you if you watch my dog here or some other stupid time waster . then you will get a new cow on Farmville I think!?!?! I would love to help … that’s kinda what I am all about. Hope we can do this! Rick

  4. The thievery by lazy, opportunistic, untalented people happens all over the internet, to all types of content creators. Its so discouraging. –Im not surprised to hear that FB is condoning/supporting this.

      1. I believe that. And yet, I’ve recently began using an old account, and started a new artist page there. …In the least, I dont ever have any ‘personal’ info on there.

          1. That’s so true and relevant. I recently read through all of the docs that Firefox start page provided links to about online tracking and it blew my mind.

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