Mary E. Shacklett- The ratio of younger people in this regard may be high but its not only limited to them. Allmost all people are less sensitive towards privacy untill something happens and change their views ragrding privacy.
@ Mitch You're right on target. I reached a point of diminishing return where the benefits of a wide social reach were completely offset by the loss of time that I could have applied to critical thinking, productivity, etc. I would love to write an article and take you through the the different phases of my FB journey and how it changed the way I use social media.
Douglas R. Thomas - I have been thinking today that I am way too active on social media. That there's a point of diminishing returns, and I may be past it. Well past it. I'm not sure whether this insight will stick, but your statement about a Facebook fast. How'd that work out? Feel like writing an article about it for the site?
Energy management has to be thought of from the start. To be taken into account during the design of the house or building. From an architectonic point of view (natural lightning, wind, etc.) and to install management systems right from the start (maybe the construction company can get the tax exemption and pass that to the buyer).
True. I was even reading about a device that monitors driving habits. I would be naive if I assumed that they're not tracking your location as well, thus figuring out where you are. But the tool does allegeldy help you save 30-40% on fuel costs each year.
@pcharles I took a one year FB fast about a year ago and, now that I have started a new page, my usage habits have changed (dropped) drastically. However, FB is a tool we can opt not to use. 'Smart' energy management products are part of a collection of passive data gathering devices that are being integrated into our lives. As these devices inevitably become integrated into new home construction and eco-retrofits, we are passively contributing to streams of data that compromise privacy.
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