It’s a pet peeve of mine. To me, the only thing worse than a quote moving around out of context is when the AUTHOR quotes him/herself out of context. Nice set of words is a nice set of words but without knowing why it was written or said in the first place and then folks do whatever they want with it.
Privacy? Ah, good luck. I gave up on most of that online about 17 yrs ago now. Not all of it of course.
Of course they gather info. Gotta sell that info to make the $$$.
It’s an upgrade from the old mailing list racket.
I play games with it, esp when it’s responsive like Instagram or FB.
Convincing FB that “I’m a moderate” politically was my most fun feat a few years ago. considering their recommendations now. I just followed whatever they suggested to see where it went.
Sometimes I take control. Sometimes I ride.
I gave up being ‘beyond labels”. Been saying it since I was like 12 yrs old. Somewhere around 42 I said “f’it.”.
I know it’s not hard boundaries, just personality sorting and always up for revision. Not to be taken all that seriously.
I’m not saying you or anybody else should ‘do as i do’ or ‘say’ or whatnot. It’s just how I went with things.