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(Slate)   Amidst all the uproar over Facebook's new "couples pages" comes the little factoid that all they are is an extension of the automatic "friends pages" you probably didn't know about. Which has been around since 2010   ( slate.com) divider line
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3138 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Nov 2012 at 9:04 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-16 09:55:24 AM  
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'What the backlash really demonstrates is how many people use Facebook without knowing what they're signing up for.'

I think the overall issue many folks have is a) that you cannot opt out of having this particular feature, as described elsewhere in the article, and b) how most privacy functions on Facebook are set to 'lookit meeeeee' unless you delve through multiple options to say otherwise.

The app is terrible, and gets continually worse. However, there doesn't seem to be any good alternative out there aside from ignoring it completely.

Thus "factoid" is like a fact, but isn't really a fact.

Welcome to what passes for modern English, I suppose.
2012-11-16 09:31:34 AM  
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I knew about them and feel it's pretty farking intrusive.
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