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2012-06-25 04:01:32 AM  
Stalkerbook, what can it do for you today?
 
2012-06-25 05:03:33 AM  
And people criticize me for not having a Facebook account.

No thanks. Having had personal experience with a stalker in the past, there's no freakin' way I would do anything that would enable him to track me down. Just my luck he'd start showing up at my home again. And it's been less than a year since he was last spotted in my neighborhood.
 
2012-06-25 05:06:15 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: And people criticize me for not having a Facebook account.

No thanks. Having had personal experience with a stalker in the past, there's no freakin' way I would do anything that would enable him to track me down. Just my luck he'd start showing up at my home again. And it's been less than a year since he was last spotted in my neighborhood.


I had one too. It was surreal.
 
2012-06-25 05:13:51 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Bathia_Mapes: And people criticize me for not having a Facebook account.

No thanks. Having had personal experience with a stalker in the past, there's no freakin' way I would do anything that would enable him to track me down. Just my luck he'd start showing up at my home again. And it's been less than a year since he was last spotted in my neighborhood.

I had one too. It was surreal.


Mine was a former co-worker who became fixated on me for some reason. When this originally happened Oregon didn't have anti-stalking laws in place, but they do now and I'll use them if it becomes necessary. This guy has been diagnosed as being bi-polar, and according to what I've been told, he was on medication. However, when my son encountered him on the corner near our apartment building last year it was very obvious he was off his meds. My son has spotted him in downtown Eugene several times in the last 6 months, but my biggest concern is that I won't spot him in time to avoid him due to my bad vision should we cross paths.
 
2012-06-25 05:23:45 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Having had personal experience with a stalker in the past


AbbeySomeone: I had one too. It was surreal.


"If they understood my devotion they'd like me...I'll try harder!"

Is this what goes on in the mind of a stalker? I myself am too lazy to stalk anyone.
 
2012-06-25 05:25:42 AM  
oi46.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-25 05:27:15 AM  

Frederick: Bathia_Mapes: Having had personal experience with a stalker in the past

AbbeySomeone: I had one too. It was surreal.

"If they understood my devotion they'd like me...I'll try harder!"

Is this what goes on in the mind of a stalker? I myself am too lazy to stalk anyone.


I wish I knew. I'm not even certain why my stalker became fixated on me. I certainly did nothing to encourage him when we were still co-workers.
 
2012-06-25 05:30:38 AM  
Please stop with the spread of FUD and fake outrage, if its real outrage you might be a retard.

1. Don't friend people who you don't want to know your life details
1a. If it gets bad block them OR if they have to be your friend for some reason make a group called "restricted" and set permissions on it so they can't see as much as your normal friends
2. Don't install the facebook mobile app
2a. If you install the app don't allow it to get your exact location
3. You both have to be using the find friends nearby tool in order for it to work

For petes sake stop sounding so old.
 
2012-06-25 05:34:01 AM  

Ciper: Please stop with the spread of FUD and fake outrage, if its real outrage you might be a retard.

1. Don't friend people who you don't want to know your life details
1a. If it gets bad block them OR if they have to be your friend for some reason make a group called "restricted" and set permissions on it so they can't see as much as your normal friends
2. Don't install the facebook mobile app
2a. If you install the app don't allow it to get your exact location
3. You both have to be using the find friends nearby tool in order for it to work

For petes sake stop sounding so old.


It's kind of hard to stop sounding so old, when some of us, myself included, are old.
 
2012-06-25 05:36:48 AM  
Hmmm, I guess I'd better start brushing up on stalker pop culture references for the inevitable swarm of stalker submissions that will be coming down the road.
 
2012-06-25 05:37:32 AM  
cdn.wg.uproxx.com

enhance location please...
 
2012-06-25 05:37:40 AM  
Facebook's next feature: an app that shows your route home from work and dark areas around your house where someone can ambush you without being detected.
 
2012-06-25 05:41:39 AM  
Wait wasnt there an app did this and people biatched? Facebook taking out the middle man.
 
2012-06-25 05:41:51 AM  

Ciper: Please stop with the spread of FUD and fake outrage, if its real outrage you might be a retard.

1. Don't friend people who you don't want to know your life details
1a. If it gets bad block them OR if they have to be your friend for some reason make a group called "restricted" and set permissions on it so they can't see as much as your normal friends
2. Don't install the facebook mobile app
2a. If you install the app don't allow it to get your exact location
3. You both have to be using the find friends nearby tool in order for it to work

For petes sake stop sounding so old.


Exactly. You only have to do this if you want to. Whining about Facebook is just silly. Why not just yell at clouds or complain about them danged internet tubes.
 
2012-06-25 05:42:18 AM  
I can't find the feature.
 
2012-06-25 05:54:40 AM  

miss diminutive: Facebook's next feature: an app that shows your route home from work and dark areas around your house where someone can ambush you without being detected.


Google earth should help with that.
 
2012-06-25 05:55:19 AM  

AbbeySomeone: miss diminutive: Facebook's next feature: an app that shows your route home from work and dark areas around your house where someone can ambush you without being detected.

Google earth should help with that.


Sleep tight, ladies!
 
2012-06-25 06:00:07 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I can't find the feature.


Oh noes, what will your stalking target do without ya?
 
2012-06-25 06:03:18 AM  
Not worried about crazy stalker types. Mostly because I'm the mean one they run away from.


Ciper: For petes sake stop sounding so old.


On behalf of the old folks ~ Bite me, punk.
 
2012-06-25 06:08:31 AM  

DaCricket: Not worried about crazy stalker types. Mostly because I'm the mean one they run away from.


Ciper: For petes sake stop sounding so old.

On behalf of the old folks ~ Bite me, punk.


♥ From all the old folks on fark...thank you.
 
2012-06-25 06:32:57 AM  
Well if they won't give me their passwords then how else am I supposed to watch my employees when I'm out at the lodge?
 
2012-06-25 07:00:39 AM  

miss diminutive: Facebook's next feature: an app that shows your route home from work and dark areas around your house where someone can ambush you without being detected.


There's a RappE for that.
 
2012-06-25 07:06:11 AM  
I have rules for my friends list on Facebook.
1. If I work with you, have worked with you or could work with you, your off my friends list.
2. If I do not talk to you in person or on the phone a least once a month, your off the list.
3. If your a friend of a friend, your off the list.

/all of these rules can be bypassed depending on the hotness of the friend...
 
2012-06-25 07:25:50 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Ciper: Please stop with the spread of FUD and fake outrage, if its real outrage you might be a retard.

1. Don't friend people who you don't want to know your life details
1a. If it gets bad block them OR if they have to be your friend for some reason make a group called "restricted" and set permissions on it so they can't see as much as your normal friends
2. Don't install the facebook mobile app
2a. If you install the app don't allow it to get your exact location
3. You both have to be using the find friends nearby tool in order for it to work

For petes sake stop sounding so old.

It's kind of hard to stop sounding so old, when some of us, myself included, are old.


speaking of old, Elmer Fudd is no spring chicken either, sonny.
 
2012-06-25 07:53:05 AM  
Seeing as this only applies to the mobile app and only if you turn it on, really there's not much to worry about. Also Facebook is far from the first app to create such a functionality. Indeed a few apps are nothing but this functionality.
 
2012-06-25 07:58:31 AM  
FTFA: The feature is incredibly convenient if you happen to be chatting with someone in person and want to add him as a Facebook friend. Rather than tapping out his name and wasting minutes scrolling through a list of similarly named individuals, you can just ask your new pal to open up the Find Friends Nearby page and add him with a quick tap.

"Friendship" is dead.
 
2012-06-25 08:01:37 AM  

DaCricket: Not worried about crazy stalker types. Mostly because I'm the mean one they run away from.


Ciper: For petes sake stop sounding so old.

On behalf of the old folks ~ Bite me, punk.


Kids, adults, kids, adults...

... iron you.
 
2012-06-25 08:03:57 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: AbbeySomeone: Bathia_Mapes: And people criticize me for not having a Facebook account.

No thanks. Having had personal experience with a stalker in the past, there's no freakin' way I would do anything that would enable him to track me down. Just my luck he'd start showing up at my home again. And it's been less than a year since he was last spotted in my neighborhood.

I had one too. It was surreal.

Mine was a former co-worker who became fixated on me for some reason. When this originally happened Oregon didn't have anti-stalking laws in place, but they do now and I'll use them if it becomes necessary. This guy has been diagnosed as being bi-polar, and according to what I've been told, he was on medication. However, when my son encountered him on the corner near our apartment building last year it was very obvious he was off his meds. My son has spotted him in downtown Eugene several times in the last 6 months, but my biggest concern is that I won't spot him in time to avoid him due to my bad vision should we cross paths.


I was going to joke, asking where I might find one of these stalkers, except make mine a woman. But that sounds awful. Absolutely awful.
 
2012-06-25 08:12:59 AM  
The feature is incredibly convenient if you happen to be chatting with someone in person and want to add him as a Facebook friend. Rather than tapping out his name and wasting minutes scrolling through a list of similarly named individuals, you can just ask your new pal to open up the Find Friends Nearby page and add him with a quick tap.

Is saving 15 seconds the new threshold for "incredibly convenient"?
 
2012-06-25 08:18:30 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Is saving 15 seconds the new threshold for "incredibly convenient"?


Dude. In those 15 seconds, you could have missed several important status updates about people's cats, clothes, or virtual farms, gardens, shops, mobs, etc. And that would be TRAGIC!
 
2012-06-25 08:24:38 AM  
BTW, just because you find some "innovations" in technology annoying doesn't mean you're old or a technophobe. I wouldn't know how to make a living without technology. If we got hit with a permanent EMP tomorrow, I'd be out on the street. That doesn't mean I can't find things like Twitter and voice texting obnoxious.
 
2012-06-25 08:25:27 AM  

Ciper: For petes sake stop sounding so old concerned about privacy.


Be like all other good citizens and surrender your privacy. Secrets are evil.
 
2012-06-25 08:33:27 AM  

SteveFU: I have rules for my friends list on Facebook.
1. If I work with you, have worked with you or could work with you, your off my friends list.
2. If I do not talk to you in person or on the phone a least once a month, your off the list.
3. If your a friend of a friend, your off the list.

/all of these rules can be bypassed depending on the hotness of the friend...


Hold on, so if your a lets say a 7, she has to be at least an 8 to be friended if not a close friend. What happens when she follows these same rules and unfriends you for not being a 9. Can two 10's ever be friends??
 
2012-06-25 08:34:36 AM  

SteveFU: I have rules for my friends list on Facebook.
1. If I work with you, have worked with you or could work with you, your off my friends list.
2. If I do not talk to you in person or on the phone a least once a month, your off the list.
3. If your a friend of a friend, your off the list.

/all of these rules can be bypassed depending on the hotness of the friend...


What about Grammar Nazis who will tell you that you are using "your" in an incorrect context?
/Slams heels together, salutes.
 
2012-06-25 08:38:09 AM  
I was born in the seventies. Take it for what you will

Bathia_Mapes: Ciper: For petes sake stop sounding so old.

It's kind of hard to stop sounding so old, when some of us, myself included, are old.


You can be old without sounding old. I plan to retain my youth until I die

ColSanders: Ciper: For petes sake stop sounding so old concerned about privacy.

Be like all other good citizens and surrender your privacy. Secrets are evil.

To enable this feature many hoops have to be jumped through. You are not forced into participating and you wouldn't have enabled it by accident. It takes a conscious effort to get it enabled. Because of this I think it will be a failure everywhere except SF Bay Area, LA and NYC (where its normal to be out and about with other socialites)
 
2012-06-25 08:44:36 AM  
If only there was a way to log out of your facebook account to keep things private when you want them private.
 
2012-06-25 08:54:13 AM  
oh noes, facebook is sharing the information that I post on it and ask for it to share! What will I ever do? (Well, aside from not posting said information on facebook)
 
2012-06-25 09:11:26 AM  

MagSeven: SteveFU: I have rules for my friends list on Facebook.
1. If I work with you, have worked with you or could work with you, your off my friends list.
2. If I do not talk to you in person or on the phone a least once a month, your off the list.
3. If your a friend of a friend, your off the list.

/all of these rules can be bypassed depending on the hotness of the friend...

What about Grammar Nazis who will tell you that you are using "your" in an incorrect context?
/Slams heels together, salutes.


I gave up on grammar and correct spelling years ago...
 
2012-06-25 09:12:39 AM  

Ciper: I plan to retain my youth until I die


That's your business, of course, but what will become of that youth when you die and they can't get out of the dungeon?
 
2012-06-25 09:17:33 AM  
I tried to turn off my timeline today--I have no interest in hearing about the minutia of peoples lives or indulging the attention whores. I just want my FB account to be there as a way to find me to send an email. That's it. No messaging, no tagged photos, no BS.

I couldn't manage to stop that feed. Am I wrong? Is there no way to shut down the inanity?

(I did manage to make my wall totally private, so that was a start)
 
2012-06-25 09:19:19 AM  
How does anybody think that this is a good idea? Have people turned into such attention whores, that not only do they feel the need to tell everybody what they are doing 24/7, but also feel the need to broadcast out to everybody their location, then worry about the consequences later?
 
2012-06-25 09:20:23 AM  

Ciper: Please stop with the spread of FUD and fake outrage, if its real outrage you might be a retard.

1. Don't friend people who you don't want to know your life details
1a. If it gets bad block them OR if they have to be your friend for some reason make a group called "restricted" and set permissions on it so they can't see as much as your normal friends
2. Don't install the facebook mobile app
2a. If you install the app don't allow it to get your exact location
3. You both have to be using the find friends nearby tool in order for it to work

For petes sake stop sounding so old.


So what you're saying is that people should show some common sense when adding people to Facebook.

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2012-06-25 09:21:17 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: And people criticize me for not having a Facebook account.


The peer pressure to use Facebook is strange. Facebook has become a guilty pleasure for many, and when someone seemingly does the impossible and refuses to join it's as if Facebook users feel they are being judged for their shallow inclinations.
 
2012-06-25 09:24:05 AM  

born_yesterday: I just want my FB account to be there as a way to find me to send an email. That's it. No messaging, no tagged photos, no BS.


It's hard to even remember what we did before facebook gave us the ability to send email.
 
2012-06-25 09:25:20 AM  

ongbok: How does anybody think that this is a good idea?


I don't really see it being good for anything other than the use case the author mentioned. You're at a bar and want to friend the person next to you, but searching for the name "John Smith" is going to take a while, so you just say "screw it, let's just open the app up". That really doesn't happen too often.

The way you phrase your question seems more like you don't only consider it to not be a good idea, but that you consider it to be a bad idea. I think that goes a little too far. Nobody's going to get stalked by this.
 
2012-06-25 09:31:51 AM  

MayoSlather: born_yesterday: I just want my FB account to be there as a way to find me to send an email. That's it. No messaging, no tagged photos, no BS.

It's hard to even remember what we did before facebook gave us the ability to send email.


I used ELM and PINE. I still don't use FB to send email.
 
2012-06-25 09:36:49 AM  
I am not on Facebook, nothing worse than being stalked by a supermodel.
 
2012-06-25 09:38:45 AM  
Does it show only people on your friend list or anybody on Facebook who is currently in this part of the app? If it is the former, then the whole "don't have to look someone up" scenario won't work.

ongbok: How does anybody think that this is a good idea?


I was walking home from work a few weeks ago and stopped in at a sandwich place because I didn't want to make dinner. I checked in on Foursquare and noticed that a friend was checked in at a bar half a block away. I sent him a message saying hi and he offered to buy the first round if I stopped by after eating. Never would have known he was there or considered stopping by the bar if it hadn't been for Foursquare. And if either of us didn't want anyone to know where we were, we could simply not check in. Same with Facebook... turn the feature on when you're open to meeting up, otherwise keep it off. Seems pretty simple.
 
2012-06-25 09:41:15 AM  

dittybopper: MayoSlather: born_yesterday: I just want my FB account to be there as a way to find me to send an email. That's it. No messaging, no tagged photos, no BS.

It's hard to even remember what we did before facebook gave us the ability to send email.

I used ELM and PINE. I still don't use FB to send email.


I meant for, as an example, and old friend from HS/College that I've lost touch with. Although other avenues for locating me exist, the ability to find me on FB and send an email is much more convenient (like it or not). As stated above, this doesn't mean I care for the other aspects of FB.
 
2012-06-25 09:44:57 AM  
It's always funny when people assume another person doesn't do FB because they're old. You don't have to be old to have a real life.
 
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