enville wrote:I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but it seems that the whole point of the contest is to get likes on facebook and build their presence. You have no obligation to participate. This is like telling the state you would really like a powerball ticket but you don't want to pay a two dollars to get it. Contests have entry requirements, this one requires that you be on facebook.
I understand the facebook issues, my wife doesn't have an account, but she cant register for this contest.
But she makes me have an account so she can see her friends pictures.
I stopped using FB except to occasionally get on to see pics of the grandbabies. Why you might ask?
I had forgotten my password so I clicked on the "Forgot password" link and up pops a window that says basically oh we see you are also currently signed in to your google mail account so here is the reset for your password. When FB is open on your computer they can damn near see every window/tab you have open. And don't even get me started on those stupid, innocent looking games. Basically what ??? are you? that are based on the last 4 of your phone number. Or the one I like best what is your birth date. Your age is already available now they have your actual birth date. And if you are linked to your parents or other family members it is not difficult to now have other information to steal your identity. FB is more like a security sieve just waiting for people to innocently disclose their info. Lets also not forget if you are using FB through your phone they know where you are and when, unless you are tech savvy enough to know how to disable that function.
And the privacy statements, etc. Please tell me what actual lay person can understand all that lawyer double speak that basically says we own all the info you post here and can do whatever we please.
So, that is why I think woot should offer another alternative to entering such contests.
And as far as comparing it to powerball or other lotteries you are wrong. When I go to play any of those lotteries I pay my money but I am NEVER asked to divulge any personal information. If I win (which judging from my luck with Birthday of Celebrations#39;s won't happen) then I am asked to provide personal information. And all that is ever forced to be made public is your name (and you can get around that I am told). So, no entering a contest on FB is NOT the same as buying a lottery ticket.