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(Yahoo)   So what's your email address? No, It isn't; at least not according to Facebook who now tells the world it's "You"@facebook.com even if you never asked them for an account   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 190
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2012-06-26 09:39:23 AM  
Meh, it just goes to your messages.
 
2012-06-26 09:39:25 AM  
asinine!
 
2012-06-26 09:40:09 AM  
Excellent. I was looking for a new email address to use when filling out surveys. Now all my spam will have a nice, cosy place to go.
 
2012-06-26 09:40:28 AM  
"­You"­[nospam-﹫-backwards]ko­obeca­f*c­om?? how can everyone have the same email? And with quotes. You can't have quotes in email.
 
2012-06-26 09:40:54 AM  
If you don't like it can't you just ignore the email account, like I do my spam Yahoo account? Although I do suppose it'll probably pop up a smartphone notification every time you get spam, which will be annoying.
 
2012-06-26 09:41:09 AM  
Are they taking away your old email address(es)? No? So how is this a problem? Sounds kinda useful to me.
 
2012-06-26 09:42:17 AM  
boomshadow.net
 
2012-06-26 09:43:21 AM  
I experienced a moment of panic but then remembered I don't have a facebook.
 
2012-06-26 09:44:16 AM  
Click on your name in the top left corner (goes to profile).
Click "about"
Click the "Edit" button on Contact info.

Up at the top, there's a list of emails.
Set the facebook email to: "Only Me" and "Hidden from timeline"
Set your real email to "Public/Friends/Custom" and "Shown on Timeline"

Now create a bogus account and send hatemail to zuckerberg.
 
2012-06-26 09:44:58 AM  
Pretty soon Facebook is going to tell us what to wear and what to eat.
 
2012-06-26 09:45:09 AM  
It can join my hotmail account, my yahoo account and a couple of others. Every year, on a certain date, I got through them, clean 'em out and ignore them for another year.

My only regret? I didn't get back to that Nairobi prince soon enough. He was really trying to get in touch with me.
 
2012-06-26 09:45:17 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Are they taking away your old email address(es)? No? So how is this a problem? Sounds kinda useful to me.


A lot of folks sync contacts with FB. Their address books on computers and phones may now reflect this change. When they go to email folks they know it may now go through facebook.

Basically it's just a land grab. FB realised they could co-opt a whole load more traffic (and therefore more personal data, interpersonal links etc etc) if they took over people's email systems. It's not perfect, you can easily change it back and nobody has to keep using the fb address for you, but I 'll bet it gets them quite a few folks.

It's basically just another in the long line of minor negatives fb spews regularly.
 
2012-06-26 09:46:28 AM  
Goody. I have a new email for when I make my 11th Party Poker account.
 
2012-06-26 09:46:37 AM  
Yet another PANIC raised by the media which is only a concern for those that (a) don't understand anything and (b) especially don't understand security settings on Facebook.

As the French would say: "Je don't care."
 
2012-06-26 09:47:56 AM  
I saw this on Lifehacker yesterday. And they tell you how to switch it back, if you need to know.

Funny thing is - Facebook was already letting you choose which email addresses to show or hide from being public. They are trying to spin this as a new way to integrate Timeline rather than just trying to get people to use the FB email.
 
2012-06-26 09:49:08 AM  
Once again. Free service. Voluntary. No pay = no say. Stop biatchin' about it.
 
2012-06-26 09:50:21 AM  
Because here at Globo Gym, we're better than you! And we know it!

/sorta applies
//only on coffee #1
/Facebook is good for keeping in touch with a spread out family, nothing else
//I cannot wait until FB goes down the drain, it's going to give me such a feeling of schadefrruenndfeded
 
2012-06-26 09:50:54 AM  

katerbug72: Meh, it just goes to your messages.


NO, WE MUST BE OUTRAGED ALL OF OUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS BEING SOLD OR SOME CRAP LIKE THAT!!!!
 
2012-06-26 09:51:58 AM  
Their mobile apps have been broken for over a year now.

Now in the last 2 days their website itself has been dropping comments from timelines and photos left and right, some of them ending up in the wrong place, false notifications popping up. You know, all the nifty stuff the mobile app has been doing for ages.

This shiat is inexcusable.

Then add in the growing trend of everyone FB passing along more MySpace like stupid shiat like "PRESS LIKE IF YOU LOVE JESUS" chain images flooding my timeline, I'm beginning to wonder what the tipping point will be for everyone to finally ditch FB for the next thing. But I have to imagine it's getting closer because I can barely stand it anymore.
 
2012-06-26 09:53:42 AM  
Yeah I can always use another spam email address anyway, fine with me. I already changed mine back in my profile. Facebook is a bit insane about how they just do things like this without telling anyone though. A little arrogant maybe?
 
2012-06-26 09:55:48 AM  

theurge14: Then add in the growing trend of everyone FB passing along more MySpace like stupid shiat like "PRESS LIKE IF YOU LOVE JESUS" chain images flooding my timeline, I'm beginning to wonder what the tipping point will be for everyone to finally ditch FB for the next thing. But I have to imagine it's getting closer because I can barely stand it anymore.


While we're here, is there a good way to block YOURECARDS from your page? They are less than useless, and take up space.
 
2012-06-26 09:55:52 AM  

Ned Stark: I experienced a moment of panic but then remembered I don't have a facebook.


This. I have opted to retain my current position, manifesting in the meatspace continuum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu6MDdxBork

Antique, but topical.
 
2012-06-26 09:55:53 AM  

tothekor: Once again. Free service. Voluntary. No pay = no say. Stop biatchin' about it.


Yes, that's a realistic response. "Hey everyone, please switch to another social site of my choosing so I may interact with you freely because I'm not allowed to biatch about the problems I have with this free one, according to this one person on the interweb." That's the ticket.
 
2012-06-26 09:57:13 AM  

tothekor: Once again. Free service. Voluntary. No pay = no say. Stop biatchin' about it.


Yeah, except that's not true is it?
They make money by having users, users are free to voice their displeasure. They don't have to listen and users don't have to continue using the service. There is a relationship there and it's worth their time not screwing people over too badly.



PYROY: NO, WE MUST BE OUTRAGED ALL OF OUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS BEING SOLD OR SOME CRAP LIKE THAT!!!!


You know, the only objections I've read to it have been "that's kinda annoying" or "lame". It's really funny watching you and others like you, who think they're satirising some sort of imaginary nerd rage.
 
2012-06-26 09:57:29 AM  

Ned Stark: I experienced a moment of panic but then remembered I don't have a facebook.


Starks are known for their stubbornness.
 
2012-06-26 09:58:12 AM  

Gothnet: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Are they taking away your old email address(es)? No? So how is this a problem? Sounds kinda useful to me.

A lot of folks sync contacts with FB. Their address books on computers and phones may now reflect this change. When they go to email folks they know it may now go through facebook.

Basically it's just a land grab. FB realised they could co-opt a whole load more traffic (and therefore more personal data, interpersonal links etc etc) if they took over people's email systems. It's not perfect, you can easily change it back and nobody has to keep using the fb address for you, but I 'll bet it gets them quite a few folks.

It's basically just another in the long line of minor negatives fb spews regularly.


Hopefully this isn't the first time they've known FB privacy management is a necessary evil.
 
2012-06-26 09:58:13 AM  
Why is it a bad thing? Facebook has basicallly hidden your email account from random people by default.
 
2012-06-26 09:58:32 AM  
That's it! I want my money back!
 
2012-06-26 10:00:09 AM  

theurge14: Their mobile apps have been broken for over a year now.

Now in the last 2 days their website itself has been dropping comments from timelines and photos left and right, some of them ending up in the wrong place, false notifications popping up. You know, all the nifty stuff the mobile app has been doing for ages.

This shiat is inexcusable.

Then add in the growing trend of everyone FB passing along more MySpace like stupid shiat like "PRESS LIKE IF YOU LOVE JESUS" chain images flooding my timeline, I'm beginning to wonder what the tipping point will be for everyone to finally ditch FB for the next thing. But I have to imagine it's getting closer because I can barely stand it anymore.


Remember when myspace sold out to newscorp, and everything went to shiat and all the non-pedophiles left a few months later? Anybody else getting deja-vu?

//trending topics: Target, Diablo 3, Justin Beiber
 
2012-06-26 10:00:11 AM  
They have altered your email account. Pray they don't alter it any further.
 
2012-06-26 10:01:48 AM  

theurge14: Ned Stark: I experienced a moment of panic but then remembered I don't have a facebook.

Starks are known for their stubbornness.


And losing their heads.
 
2012-06-26 10:02:36 AM  
roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-26 10:03:18 AM  

theurge14: Yes, that's a realistic response. "Hey everyone, please switch to another social site of my choosing so I may interact with you freely because I'm not allowed to biatch about the problems I have with this free one, according to this one person on the interweb." That's the ticket.


It isn't free, and I'm the product. And as the producer of data that they are selling I reserve the right to make some demands.
 
2012-06-26 10:03:31 AM  
I hate the timeline and haven't switched to it. My friends keep on telling me FB is going to automatically switch it on May 15, then on June 16 but it never changed.

I'm really hoping they don't force me into timeline mode.

I don't really care about the FB email. Not many of my friends would check FB for my email anyway.
 
2012-06-26 10:04:09 AM  
It's an awesome feeling to know that you have better priorities than to be biatching about Facebook and farking email addresses.

Yay!
 
2012-06-26 10:04:50 AM  
It's only really annoying to people who use facebook for business or networking. In my office our PR dept was just slightly annoyed because they needed to reach out to a specific someone and their email on the organization's page was a facebook one, it's not very reassuring that that email would be checked as soon as, say a personal or company email.

And it's not the end of the world, not really outrage here, but a heads up would have been decent. Like mentioned earlier, I caught this on life hacker yesterday and they appropriately called it another "jerk move"
 
2012-06-26 10:05:34 AM  

RexTalionis: Why is it a bad thing? Facebook has basicallly hidden your email account from random people by default.


No, Facebook has opened your Facebook messages and alert to outside spammers, by default, without any of the heavy lifting spam controls we already use on our email accounts.
 
2012-06-26 10:07:08 AM  
Meh, it just goes to your messages through Facebook-operated mail servers, where every word passed between you and the people you know will be analyzed and mined for information that helps construct a representation of who you are, what you like, and how you can most efficiently be manipulated into buying what the advertisers are selling.
 
2012-06-26 10:07:35 AM  

miss diminutive: Excellent. I was looking for a new email address to use when filling out surveys. Now all my spam will have a nice, cosy place to go.


If you don't really use Facebook that's great! If you do, you may want to reconsider - unless you want to have hundreds of unread spam messages coming to you as personal messages. I would think that kinda defeats the idea behind having an ignored spam account...but, whatever.
 
2012-06-26 10:07:47 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: "You­"­[nospam-﹫-backwards]koobec­af*co­m?? how can everyone have the same email? And with quotes. You can't have quotes in email.


What? You think I'm stupid?
I'm not a part of your system.
 
2012-06-26 10:08:40 AM  
Hey, just for shiats and giggles, I emailed myself at my fancy new FB address about 20 minutes ago. I have yet to receive any sort of message on FB or forward to my main email addy or anything. So it seems their new toy doesn't even work yet.
 
2012-06-26 10:09:19 AM  
If it goes your messages should we all expect 300 messages tomorrow with penis enhancement, vicotin, Russian companion and Nigerian prince offers?

Hope they filter spam.
 
2012-06-26 10:11:59 AM  

poot_rootbeer: Meh, it just goes to your messages through Facebook-operated mail servers, where every word passed between you and the people you know will be analyzed and mined for information that helps construct a representation of who you are, what you like, and how you can most efficiently be manipulated into buying what the advertisers are selling.


And your Gmail address is what?
 
2012-06-26 10:12:02 AM  
Can anyone tell me why this is a bad idea?
 
2012-06-26 10:12:31 AM  

Ned Stark: I experienced a moment of panic but then remembered I don't have a facebook.


Thanks for the tip because I was going to ask if there was a way to not have a facebook account. Turns out I already don't have one.
 
2012-06-26 10:14:56 AM  

Sweaty Dynamite: And your Gmail address is what?


My Gmail address is something I expressly agreed to let Google manage on my behalf.
 
2012-06-26 10:19:28 AM  
You"[nospam-﹫-backwards]koobecaf*com?? how can everyone have the same email? And with quotes. You can't have quotes in email.

RFC 2822 expressly permits quoted strings in the local part of an Internet mail address.
 
2012-06-26 10:19:59 AM  
I just checked my FB and the email remains unchanged. Maybe my account is special because I still haven't set up that timeline bullshiat.
 
2012-06-26 10:24:39 AM  
"Sending an email to a Facebook.com address will land the email in the messages section of your Facebook profile."

They had better have a good spam filter on that, or every Facebook profile will soon be advertising penis enlargements.
 
2012-06-26 10:25:14 AM  

Lolthien: Can anyone tell me why this is a bad idea?


Because they hid any email address you had listed under contact info and replaced them with a new facebook one. Not a huge deal but annoying. I just had to go and switch them back to viewable and hide the new facebook one. And it would have been nice to know that they were going to hide certain parts of your info and replace it.
 
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