Facebook applications always make me feel uncomfortable. You read about all the people who used them, and you'd like to try it out too, but then
Which Disney princess are you? is requesting permission to do the following:
There are two things wrong with this picture (maybe more):
1 Perhaps I'm just paranoid, but I hate the idea that the app is asking to "Access my basic information." NO! Why would "Which Disney princess are you?" need to access my basic information? By clicking allow, have I just opened the door to a violation of my privacy and potential legal hacking? I'm not tech savvy enough to understand what pandora's box I have just opened, but it's just discomforting clicking a button that allows a third party site to access my basic information
2 What if I don't want to "Post to my Wall?" Maybe I just don't want people knowing I took a quiz to find out which Disney princess I am, or what if the results are embarrassing? I don't want to take an IQ test and have all of facebook knowing I'm "dumber than a turtle".
It could just be me blowing things out of proportion, but facebook apps as they are today, really rub me in the wrong way. It appears that we have entered...
An era of non-privacy