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(HBR)   VP at top global PR and advertising firm would like you to know that Facebook doesn't have a privacy problem. Also, if you look over there, you'll see shiny, shiny cookies   (blogs.hbr.org) divider line 38
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2010-06-14 01:53:01 PM
Shiny cookies?
 
2010-06-14 01:57:52 PM
Why are they shiny? Were these made in China?
 
2010-06-14 02:27:10 PM
As issues with privacy mount,
Concerns are too many to count.
But here's an idea:
Why not just say "see ya,"
And deep-six your bloody account?
 
2010-06-14 02:50:39 PM
"He is an active practitioner and thinker"

=

He's a pompous douchebag.
 
2010-06-14 02:53:14 PM
Facebook doesn't have a privacy problem. Idiots who put their entire lives on Facebook have a problem.
 
2010-06-14 02:53:54 PM
taurusowner: Facebook doesn't have a privacy problem. Idiots who put their entire lives on Facebook have a problem.


they both have a problem.

get it ?
 
2010-06-14 02:53:56 PM
came in for the cookies.



..

where are the cookies?


/leaving dissatisfied
 
2010-06-14 02:54:14 PM
i49.tinypic.com

Cookie?
 
2010-06-14 02:54:39 PM
I like a cookie
 
2010-06-14 02:54:43 PM
Loud_Mouth_Soup: "He is an active practitioner and thinker"

=

He's a pompous douchebag.


= He's a Farker

/wait, what?
 
2010-06-14 02:55:45 PM
johnny_vegas:
= He's a Farker

/wait, what?



Pffft.

You know most of us don't think.
 
2010-06-14 02:59:01 PM
taurusowner: Facebook doesn't have a privacy problem. Idiots who put their entire lives on Facebook have a problem.

But how else will everyone know that "I'm having a case of the Monday's" or that "I'm not looking forward to my dentist appointment tonight"?
 
2010-06-14 03:04:19 PM
At PR firms, everyone over 30 is a VP. Don't be impressed by the title.
 
2010-06-14 03:05:26 PM
So my several different Facebook accounts for various animals and household appliances and a crate of iron ore won't have any problems with their fake data being accessed? Ok, cool.
 
2010-06-14 03:05:38 PM
taurusowner: Facebook doesn't have a privacy problem. Idiots who put their entire lives on Facebook have a problem.

I'll go with this one. You can protect your privacy if you care to actually do so.

/like friends of mine who post when they're out of state on vacation.
 
2010-06-14 03:06:58 PM
Nightsweat: At PR firms, everyone over 30 is a VP. Don't be impressed by the title.

Haha, so true. I don't work at a PR firm, but at my company we have about 60 VP's and about 15 Sr. VP's.
 
2010-06-14 03:16:19 PM
The product itself (the platform) evolves nearly in real time. It changes so fast it feels as if everything is "beta." One day you'll log-in and notice a different layout, a new button, a new feature or some entirely new integration. The next day the company changes the entire social ecosystem by opening up its social graph to third parties.

And that's EXACTLY the farking problem.

That and default settings set to public rather than, say, prompting the user at next login and forcing them to review their settings for the latest update.
 
2010-06-14 03:20:22 PM
taurusowner: Facebook doesn't have a privacy problem. Idiots who put their entire lives on Facebook have a problem.

Pretty much. Facebook has done some stupid things, though, like automatically setting privacy controls to the lowest levels when introducing new features.

But the biggest problem is the users themselves. They're like the people who don't like CCTV cameras in public places. They think that they should be able to do whatever they want, wherever they want, and then magically push a "Don't tell anybody about this" button.

No level of privacy controls on Facebook (or anywhere else) will keep idiots from posting photos of their drunken night out or from telling all their buddies how much of a jerk their boss is.
 
2010-06-14 03:21:37 PM
C is for cookie. That's good enough for me.
 
2010-06-14 03:23:13 PM
The [baked goods] [is|are] a lie.
 
2010-06-14 03:30:03 PM
Bush, Bernanke, Obama, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Zuckerberg

Can someone remind me what societal good has ever come out of Harvard? Farkin bunch of sociopathic elites . . .
 
2010-06-14 03:33:25 PM
manuelmontes.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-06-14 04:03:31 PM
The cake is a lie.
 
2010-06-14 04:16:46 PM
Who needs the FBI when there's Facebook?
 
2010-06-14 04:30:50 PM
Or don't share your entire life to everyone you know. It amazes me sometimes how much my family members post. Stuff like "made a nice dent on the couch now off to bed such a extremely lazy day"
 
2010-06-14 04:40:10 PM
I deleted my Facebook account a few weeks ago once I realized all my old friends from college and high school were narcissists without a sense of humor.
 
2010-06-14 04:42:22 PM
Don't put on the interwebs what you don't want everyone and their (your) mother to see.

If you're dumb enough to post you getting drunk and doing lines of coke off of a hooker's arse while getting sucked off by an underage latino boy, and get fired, I have no sympathy

/And now I leave before everyone says "hurr, but my boss shouldn't judge me based on what I do in my private life"
//What part of no sympathy didn't you understand?
 
2010-06-14 05:07:42 PM
Stanfan114: I deleted my Facebook account a few weeks ago once I realized all my old friends from college and high school were narcissists without a sense of humor.

So nothing really changed since high school / college eh?
 
2010-06-14 05:14:01 PM
Stanfan114: I deleted my Facebook account a few weeks ago once I realized all my old friends from college and high school were narcissists without a sense of humor.

Maybe if you got over yourself for a second you'd see that you're just not that funny.
 
2010-06-14 05:37:34 PM
cookies that are shiny are not edible
 
2010-06-14 05:51:37 PM
dbaggins: taurusowner: Facebook doesn't have a privacy problem. Idiots who put their entire lives on Facebook have a problem.


they both have a problem.

get it ?


True, but the pro-business types will always blame the customer while making excuses for the company.
 
2010-06-14 06:06:20 PM
But your friends or work can also put photos of you up - even if you don't have an account - and then facebook claims ownership of the images and puts your head on a naked body and sells it to hustler - all legal with their ever changing terms of privacy and ownership.
 
2010-06-14 06:20:30 PM
Dear Facebook:

When I post something to your website, I want only the people who find it funny and amusing to see it. I don't want anyone who would be angry or offended or disappointed or creeped out by it to see it.

For example, last week, I posted that my ex-girlfriend was a slut, and my ex-girlfriend got pissed off. Your servers and computers and information technology should have figured out that I didn't want her to read that post.

Please take this into account when designing your privacy settings.

Also, sometimes my friends post pictures of me drinking beer at a bar, and it makes me furious that you could sell these pictures, as I am sure many, many people want to buy them. You owe me a million dollars.

Very Truly Yours,
UnkoSuru
 
2010-06-14 06:33:58 PM
giantpiraterobot: Stanfan114: I deleted my Facebook account a few weeks ago once I realized all my old friends from college and high school were narcissists without a sense of humor.

Maybe if you got over yourself for a second you'd see that you're just not that funny.


No, it is what they think is funny. It is like getting that e-mail forward of jokes from your aunt, except every day.
 
2010-06-14 08:07:19 PM
i590.photobucket.com

I was told there would be cookies.
 
2010-06-14 09:18:34 PM
How about you dont put up anything on Facebook you are all that attached to or care to control who sees it.

Problem solved.
 
2010-06-14 09:29:14 PM
giantpiraterobot: Stanfan114: I deleted my Facebook account a few weeks ago once I realized all my old friends from college and high school were narcissists without a sense of humor.

Maybe if you got over yourself for a second you'd see that you're just not that funny.


You posted that on your facebook page, didn't you?
 
2010-06-14 11:17:47 PM
Loud_Mouth_Soup: "He is an active practitioner and thinker"

=

He's a pompous douchebag.


and seems to be clueless too. as this farker points out..

thelordofcheese: The product itself (the platform) evolves nearly in real time. It changes so fast it feels as if everything is "beta." One day you'll log-in and notice a different layout, a new button, a new feature or some entirely new integration. The next day the company changes the entire social ecosystem by opening up its social graph to third parties.

And that's EXACTLY the farking problem.

That and default settings set to public rather than, say, prompting the user at next login and forcing them to review their settings for the latest update.
 
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