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(C|Net)   Evidence mounting that private Facebook messages are being posted out on users' Timeline. Facebook uncertain if it's a bug or a feature   (news.cnet.com) divider line 30
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2012-09-24 09:23:08 PM  
Don't put anything on Facebook you wouldn't want to see printed in the newspaper. Problem solved.
 
2012-09-24 10:04:24 PM  
I think they nailed the explanation when they said that people don't talk as intimately on each other's walls as they used to. Then everybody started getting a little more careful about what we post on facebook. So if you go back a few years you see something that was kind of a personal message but it was posted on their wall before people quite had a grasp on how facebook worked.
 
2012-09-24 10:11:04 PM  
Yeah, like that paragraph made any sense. Oh well.
 
2012-09-24 10:13:16 PM  

jaylectricity: Yeah, like that paragraph made any sense. Oh well.


No, no...I think you got it.

Or, at least, I got what you are getting at.
 
2012-09-24 10:31:20 PM  
Whether it's a bug or a feature depends on if they can think of a way to make a buck off of it
 
2012-09-24 10:35:20 PM  

croesius: jaylectricity: Yeah, like that paragraph made any sense. Oh well.

No, no...I think you got it.

Or, at least, I got what you are getting at.


Thanks. It's what happens when you type out a paragraph, realize that sentence three should be sentence two, then realize that you have to modify a word or two to get pronouns or other grammar type things to agree properly.
 
2012-09-24 11:25:21 PM  

jaylectricity: croesius: jaylectricity: Yeah, like that paragraph made any sense. Oh well.

No, no...I think you got it.

Or, at least, I got what you are getting at.

Thanks. It's what happens when you type out a paragraph, realize that sentence three should be sentence two, then realize that you have to modify a word or two to get pronouns or other grammar type things to agree properly.


I get tripped up by that all the time.
 
2012-09-24 11:29:34 PM  

jaylectricity: Yeah, like that paragraph made any sense. Oh well.


Just wait until someone posts the picture of a facebook conversation where a girl thinks she is posting a PM and actually makes a wall post about letting a guy get into her "other vagina" and everything will make sense.
 
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2012-09-24 11:35:48 PM  
"Facebook is experiencing some growing pains as it rolls out its Timeline interface."

Maybe because it's a giant piece of shiat?
 
2012-09-24 11:36:59 PM  

RogermcAllen: jaylectricity: Yeah, like that paragraph made any sense. Oh well.

Just wait until someone posts the picture of a facebook conversation where a girl thinks she is posting a PM and actually makes a wall post about letting a guy get into her "other vagina" and everything will make sense.


You mean this one?

www.rounds.com
 
2012-09-24 11:38:19 PM  
I laugh at Facebook users. They don't know it, because I don't have Facebook, but I laugh at them.
 
2012-09-24 11:40:34 PM  
Someone gave me a heads up. On a whim, decided to skim through some of the old messages. Found a couple from an ex that were... not exactly sfw...

/giggity
 
2012-09-24 11:45:42 PM  

untaken_name: I laugh at Facebook users. They don't know it, because I don't have Facebook, but I laugh at them.


Mining the data I post on Facebook for anything of value is an unbelievable feat. I'll happily donate my pointless diatribes about how much life sucks and I love my ____ for anyone who thinks it's worth looking at.
 
2012-09-24 11:54:09 PM  

moothemagiccow: untaken_name: I laugh at Facebook users. They don't know it, because I don't have Facebook, but I laugh at them.

Mining the data I post on Facebook for anything of value is an unbelievable feat. I'll happily donate my pointless diatribes about how much life sucks and I love my ____ for anyone who thinks it's worth looking at.


I don't click advertisements on the internet. Ever. So I'm pretty careless when it comes to worrying about what they know about me and what to market to me. And I mean I care less, not that I'm not careful.
 
2012-09-25 12:00:14 AM  
fusillade762: Don't put anything on Facebook you wouldn't want to see printed in the newspaper.

Years of doing code reviews in perl and java has led me to the assumption that any code I haven't inspected myself contains one or more holes (and even AFTER I've reviewed code, there's at least one or more holes).

Well, that's no very helpful, so at the end of the day, it all comes down to probability.

IE. Based on how this company has acted in the past, what is the likelihood that the holes in their code are at the minor end of the scale vs the major end of the scale.

// doesn't trust facebook code worth a damn.
 
2012-09-25 12:01:44 AM  
Between the Fartbongo sucks comments, horse and cat pictures, sharing hot women in skimpy outfits and bad jokes there is no sense in data mining my Facebook. Even my lies are lies.
 
2012-09-25 12:42:35 AM  
really ? facebook isn't private?
 
2012-09-25 12:57:08 AM  
You don't have to use Facebook.

You have already signed up for an account and have had it for years and are tied to it forever but you don't have to use it and you knew what you were getting into so it was all your fault. It had nothing to do with Facebook.

You will be called anti-social and diagnosed with a personality disorder if you don't have a Facebook account but you don't have to use it and what did you expect anyways? It's free.

Your chances of getting a job these days are less if you don't have a Facebook account and you are handing over your personal information so it can be sold to other people but you don't have to use it and it's free.

I don't understand the hate.
 
2012-09-25 01:05:11 AM  
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this is the slow death of facebook....
 
2012-09-25 01:07:49 AM  

kingflower: kingflower likes best buy
kingflower likes target
kingbuzzo likes amazon


this is the slow death of facebook....


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/hot
 
2012-09-25 01:15:05 AM  

fusillade762: Don't put anything on Facebook you wouldn't want to see printed in the newspaper. Problem solved.


Wtf is a newspaper?
 
2012-09-25 01:57:03 AM  

fusillade762: Don't put anything on Facebook you wouldn't want to see printed in the newspaper. Problem solved.


Yes of course. But isn't that much to expect that private messages remain private? Especially after tried to make us think that PM in Facebook could replace emails.
 
2012-09-25 03:35:26 AM  

Cyno01: fusillade762: Don't put anything on Facebook you wouldn't want to see printed in the newspaper. Problem solved.

Wtf is a newspaper?


Its a web site for old people.
 
2012-09-25 04:57:35 AM  

fisker: You have already signed up for an account


I did?

fisker: and have had it for years


I have?

Damn. Musta been drunk for the last several years again. Why does that keep happening to me?
 
2012-09-25 08:27:23 AM  

jaylectricity: I think they nailed the explanation when they said that people don't talk as intimately on each other's walls as they used to. Then everybody started getting a little more careful about what we post on facebook. So if you go back a few years you see something that was kind of a personal message but it was posted on their wall before people quite had a grasp on how facebook worked.


This IMO is the biggest threat to facebook. Conversations are driven by controversy, people like to see shiatstorms (citation: Cable news) If no one says anything interesting on Facebook then no one talks and no one visits the site. I can get my rolodex through services that plug into Facebook. There are other dumping grounds for pictures I'm not going to look at.

Moreover those controversial stories are going to get posted elsewhere because people like to talk about themselves with no thought to reprocussions and soon their will be a hip new site that eats some of facebook's lunch in that area too. Is LiveJournal still a thing?
 
2012-09-25 09:03:04 AM  
but subby, "private Facebook" is an oxymoron
 
2012-09-25 09:55:26 AM  
That doesn't suprise me. They can't even get my full messages to post. Sometimes they only post 1 letter and other times it is a sentence from the middle of the post.
 
2012-09-25 03:17:51 PM  
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2012-09-25 08:59:51 PM  
What does Facebook define as private?
 
2012-09-26 09:32:31 AM  
facebook acct under pseudonym, to use ONLY with carefully selected group of friends.this is where you can be the real you. security and privacy features locked down tight.
2nd facebook acct under recognizable variation of real (or even assumed) name but not so recognizable that your boss could find it, limited to select close family/even closer friends, where you still need to be careful, but can have some fun. still locked down tight.
3rd facebook acct. in your real public name, clean as a whistle and carefully maintained as a public testament to your good citizenship.

don't even try to tell me about facebook 'fake name' policies. pffft.
 
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