The Ethics of Social News Apps : CJR
I don’t know about you but my Facebook feed has gotten creepy and cringeworthy these days, and it’s thanks to news organizations.
Here’s a list of stories that have popped in my news feed in the last few days with my friends’ names and pictures attached and a message telling me they have read it:
— Snooki Poses in a Bikini For New Book Cover
— Drunken Wedding Guest Arrested - Slow Dances With Groom, Brawls With Bride
— ‘Ridiculously Photogenic Guy’ image goes viral
— Kristin Cavallari Glows With Her Baby Bump at Delta’s Pre-Grammy Bash (PHOTO)
— 35 Brutally Honest Reasons Men Say No to Sex
— Transgender model Jenna allowed to run for Miss Universe
A married friend read this one:
— When It’s Just Another Fight, and When It’s Over: A new type of therapy helps struggling couples decide whether to divorce or remain married.
And this one’s my personal favorite:
— What Was the Liquid Dripping Down Christina Aguilera’s Leg at the Etta James Tribute?
I know for a fact (they told me) that at least some of these people have no idea that their Facebook accounts are telling everyone they know the embarrassing stuff they’re reading. I suspect that most people aren’t aware that this is happening