Facebook. As we all know it on the surface it is a social media site that allows us to keep in touch with our peers that we know and it allows us to meet new people. But is it really that? Under the guise of making new friends and keeping in touch with the old on Facebook also allows people to play games, state their interests, where they live and went to high school, and even where they work and have worked in the past.
People willingly put all this information out on the web without a second thought. But little do they know that everything that they input into their profile and what not is being kept in the server’s of Facebook itself. And of course why would Facebook do that? First off it costs little to nothing to do for them, and also a theory that was spoken of in class stated that in the case that the government wanted to do a profile on a certain person and they had a Facebook, they would be able to contact Facebook and the website would more than likely comply to the governments demands and pull up all the information on that person, which would include and not be limited too their hobbies, likes, activities, where they work, where they went to high school, their friends (of course) and even what pages they visited the most.
A chilling thought comparable to Orwell’s novel 1984, where he explicitly stated that humans would be controlled by the government cleverly termed “Big Brother” would have no control of their actions and their lives were controlled by the government. Whether or not the United States is become a “Big “Brother” state has yet to be seen but the way things are now with the government declaring the United States being a battle ground and all of these wars. I feel that it will become inevitable it will be up to the people of the United States to fix this problem should it arise.