I have friends who like to watch videos of some pretty weird stuff.
I know because Facebook informs me whenever they click "play." Sometimes I wonder if they realize that EVERYONE can see what they're watching. My guess is they don't.
Same goes for the articles my friends read. I have to say, I'm a little disappointed by the lack of depth when it comes to the information they care about.
And I'm no better. I clicked on each one of those videos and articles. I just stopped short when asked to give an app permission to post to my timeline.
Typically, people choose to share videos and links AFTER they have watched or read them. This is getting harder and harder to do.
Apps broadcast what you're watching before you've even finished watching. Viewing histories are stored. Articles are posted the minute you start reading.
If this concerns you, stop giving apps permission to blab your media consumption business. Stop the app insanity!
But if you're not concerned, by all means — hand out your permissions like candy.
I, for one, am very reluctant to let apps automatically tell my Facebook friends about the media I consume.
What are your thoughts on these apps? Is it no big deal?