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It is reported that Facebook gave the personal data of millions of its members to a data analysis company which then used it for political election promotion purposes.

If you’re on Facebook, you can speak,
To your friends several times a week,
And if a birthday comes in view,
You can act on that info too.

Facebook collects intel on you,
On who you are and what you do;
On what you think and what you buy,
And anything that you might try.

This all seems pretty harmless but,
This first bit is just the first cut,
And as the hours turn into days,
You probably would be amazed,
To learn how much stuff they collect –
It’s far more than you would expect.

And with this data, Facebook’s plan,
Is making money where it can,
By selling data in its lists,
Something it really can’t resist.

For what it’s used, they may not know,
They simply pass it on and so,
It could be used out on the stump,
To help elect one Donald Trump.

You might think Facebook is a fraud,
For all this data they have stored,
Is why they come to work each day,
To sell it on to those who’ll pay.

While all the time they let you think,
Their purpose is so you can link,
Up with those who might be your friends,
And not for their nefarious ends.

So do be careful what you say,
When you’re on Facebook every day;
It’s better some things are not read,
So when you do write use your head.



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Hello. I am Ebenezer Bean.  I write a daily blog based on one of the news stories in the day’s papers.  It’s in verse and is supposed to be funny.

As well as this, I have written thirteen books, listed below and all available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.  Just search for Ebenezer Bean or use the link below and ignore the general of the same name in the American Civil War who is no longer alive.  Happy reading.

HILARIOUS HISTORY  Two thousand years of English history from the Romans to the Victorians told in verse in five volumes.  Comprehensive, accurate and hilariously funny – but not necessarily in that order.

FIRST SEPTEMBER  A gripping terrorist novel set in the aftermath of the bombing of PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie.

THE LONG SPOON  A fictional political thriller telling the ‘inside story’ of the Irish Peace Process.

REBEL RHYMES  Twenty famous fairy stories told in hilarious verse.  Much funnier than the originals.

CRUNCH!  Over thirty sketches of political foolery and other important matters of the day for politicians and other nuisances.  Witty and amusing although some of the politicians may not agree.

OUCH!  Lessons from history for politicians who think they know best.

RANDOM WRITINGS  Witty commentary on the important matters of the day including the Credit Crunch.  Plus a collection of general ramblings about all sorts of things including some jokes and a puzzle.

RANDOM WRITINGS  (ZigZag SpeeedRead Edition)  The witty commentary of Random Writings (Second Edition) set in ZigZag SpeeedRead for faaaster reading and extra value.  The world’s first ZigZag SpeeedRead paperback.

RHYME AND PREJUDICE  Jane Austen’s famous classic novel re-written in verse.  Accurate and faithful to the original but absolutely hilarious.  Written and published during the novel’s bicentenary year for added authenticity.  Expect to see it mentioned on the next ten pound note!

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE  So similar to the above as to be indistinguishable.  Search for either but don’t buy both to avoid disappointment.

Bean’s Blogs is light-hearted re-reporting of news items of the day for amusement only. On occasions this involves mild exaggeration and choices of words which are humorous and can also be made to rhyme and scan. This should be obvious in the context of the verses. While every care is taken to avoid any inaccuracies or incorrect assertions to which individuals referred to may take exception, should these occur we will be happy to make corrections. Happy reading.