Your Privacy…

Your Privacy...Going Away FastYour Privacy…Going Away Fast

Yeah, with companies like Googly, Amazon, and Facebook, all of whom consider people to be product as least as much clients, your privacy isn’t so much in danger as already eradicated. This is especially true of Google and Facebook since their business model is literally predicated upon being able to sell your personal data and habits to third parties.

You Have No Right To Privacy; You Surrendered It
Not That You Have No Right To Privacy; You Surrendered It

Of course, the brouhaha over this “violation” of people’s privacy only exists because one of the third parties sold or gave the information that they gathered to entities that the Lamestream Media and the Liberal and Progressive enemies of we Deplorable hate. After all, nobody has either the right to- or expectation of privacy when one has already surrendered it willingly – nay, eagerly – to persons or companies who never made any secret of their using of it for their own purposes.

And please do remember that both the Obama and Clinton campaigns similarly mined data from Facebook users, albeit more openly when it came to the actual users. In all the cases though, their friends’ data was accessed without prior knowledge or consent, used to create profiles of those friends, and said profiles then used to target campaign strategies. And yet, when done by either Obama or Clinton this was either lauded, excused, or ignored by the very same sorts complaining now.

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The Murky Pond In 2016

Since among bloggers it seems to be nigh on de rigueur to early January in do some sort of review, reprise, or recap of the previous year.

Well, far be it from me to go against the normative expectations. Hence, below are the 25 most popular posts other than the homepage in Reflections Of A Murky Pond over the course of 2016:

  1. Retro Pinups
  2. Dangerous Curves
  3. Bikes And Babes
  4. Beautiful Freedom (NSFW)
  5. Bikini Interlude 4
  6. Hot But Racist
  7. Molon Labe
  8. Coordination Is Key
  9. Sweater Meat
  10. Nicki’s Anaconda
  11. Seasonal Eating
  12. Olivia & Lucas’s Father
  13. Spring Fever
  14. Bikini Interlude 7
  15. The Good Underboobs
  16. Straight Outta Europe
  17. Bikini Interlude 12
  18. Female Leadership
  19. Fit For Lust?
  20. Lazy Fat Ugly Cows
  21. Cosplay Is Not Consent
  22. Wedding Night Jitters
  23. Three Women On A Plane
  24. Goodbye Kitty
  25. Such Power!
Not that I’m complaining in any way – traffic is, after all, traffic, but there’s an obvious trend appearing. 23 out of 25 of the top posts are in some way fundamentally prurient in nature and only one was primarily political, “Molon Labe.” 😆

Perhaps I should change the blog’s tagline from “The eclectic ramblings of jonolan” to “Come for the babes, stay for the social commentary and politics.” That might sum up the reality better.

Of course, one could easily argue that the prurient content is, in and of itself, a form of social commentary. This is even more true in Reflections From A Murky Pond since I quite often use sexually subjective images to further a point through example and/or depiction.

Again though, I’m not complaining. I’m just shaking my head a little at the current reality of the internet. After all, it is still likely that the most viewed posts on the internet are prurient in nature. They may not be “pornographic” depending upon any individual’s or groups’ definition of pornography, but they’re still quite prurient.

So there you have it – a break down of sorts of the popularity of Reflections From A Murky Pond over the course of 2016.

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