History Headscratchers / Facebook

17th Oct '15 7:38:00 AM crazysamaritan
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*** I would have to agree with the original poster on this one, because generally while there is a lot of sketchy bullshit, any experience with computers will help you avoid that as well as some GenreSavviness. Yeah, facebook keeps track of and in many cases owns anything you put on there, but similarly to the iphone tracking controversy, the sheer traffic of it all would make it virtually impossible to try and control everyone Big Brother style. Imagine tracking the internet and facebook activity of every person on the planet that has facebook. You can't hire enough people to make that even close to practical. [[OlderThanTheyThink And even then, your Internet Service provider tracks every keystroke you've made into your browser]] unless you operate through many other proxys, hidden browsers, and other programs that [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I would not know anything about really]], so getting on Facebook's and Apple's cases is trivial when anyone with legal approval can do that anyway. The only issue is that Facebook is more private and less bound by the law, but then again, [[WhatAnIdiot there's no reason for you to ever enter in valuable enough information into anything on facebook that could harm you, such as credit card numbers, social security, etc.]], so just be careful. It's much safer than RealLife, anyway, even given all the risks.
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*** I would have to agree with the original poster on this one, because generally while there is a lot of sketchy bullshit, any experience with computers will help you avoid that as well as some GenreSavviness.that. Yeah, facebook keeps track of and in many cases owns anything you put on there, but similarly to the iphone tracking controversy, the sheer traffic of it all would make it virtually impossible to try and control everyone Big Brother style. Imagine tracking the internet and facebook activity of every person on the planet that has facebook. You can't hire enough people to make that even close to practical. [[OlderThanTheyThink And even then, your Internet Service provider tracks every keystroke you've made into your browser]] unless you operate through many other proxys, hidden browsers, and other programs that [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I would not know anything about really]], so getting on Facebook's and Apple's cases is trivial when anyone with legal approval can do that anyway. The only issue is that Facebook is more private and less bound by the law, but then again, [[WhatAnIdiot there's no reason for you to ever enter in valuable enough information into anything on facebook that could harm you, such as credit card numbers, social security, etc.]], so just be careful. It's much safer than RealLife, anyway, even given all the risks.
28th Mar '14 10:37:04 AM OppanYOLOswag
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** ...what?
16th Nov '13 5:09:42 PM AkidaUmichi
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** There is no lofty and grand "original intent and spirit of the internet." The internet started as a network for the military. You're sorely mistaken if you think some group created the internet just to promote peace and love or something like that. The internet is a network of information, not some grand design like you seem to think.
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** There is no lofty and grand "original intent and spirit of the internet." The internet started as a network for the military. You're sorely mistaken if you think some group created the internet just to promote peace and love or something like that. The internet is a network of information, not some grand design like you seem to think.think. ** Granted the persn above me is right, I do understand the Ops point. Really, facebook has become quite demanding as of late over the sternness of their rules, demanding phone numbers, government ID, security checks, etc. Things that people would rather not have online, but if they wish to keep their account they must submit them due to 'safety'. Understandable that facebook wishes to keep their uses (especially underage ones) however, they are attempting to play the role of parents and making the security of the site fairly unbearable. While the interwebs was created for the military, many people use it to connect with people that have similar interests outside of the people they see day-to-day in their regular lives. It is fun having friends that are from other states, countries, etc. Really, I do wish someone would create a site that could 'kill' facebook, however, it would be a very lofty project as facebook does have a pretty userfriendly interface and huge fanbase. Because simply put, even though facebook wants to protect their users, they go about it in the wrong way. Unintentionally making them put in personal information just to have acess to theier account. all in all, users should be protecting theirselves online, not the website itself.
29th Oct '13 7:53:48 AM MrDeath
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* Why have so few people taken Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to task for going against the original intent and spirit of the Internet? This original intent and spirit was to have people from all over the world, people who wouldn't have ordinarily been able to know each other, connect with each other based on shared interests. This was true in the 1960s with the Arpanet, in the 1980s with Usenet, and in the 1990s during the rise of the World Wide Web (i.e. the version of the Internet most people are most familiar with). Even earlier social networking sites (i.e. Friendster and MySpace) were built with that original and intended use in mind; you could find people based on what you listed as your interests and make friends with them. But Facebook makes it to where the only people you seem to be allowed to "friend" are the people you already know intimately from Real Life -- your work colleagues or school classmates, friends, and relatives. That's not what going online is supposed to be about! If you want to update those people you interact with on a regular basis, you're supposed to e-mail them, give them a phone call, visit them, Skype with them, or even send them a snail mail letter! Using the powers of the WWW to connect with only those people from your own insular world is a waste of the technology's potential and capabilities and I am upset that Facebook has become so popular for that reason. I am also wondering why no one has taken the initiative to create a Facebook-killing social networking site that recalls the original intent of the Internet, a place where people can make friends with others with shared interests. I wish I could but I don't have that kind of time to devote to such a project.
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* Why have so few people taken Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to task for going against the original intent and spirit of the Internet? This original intent and spirit was to have people from all over the world, people who wouldn't have ordinarily been able to know each other, connect with each other based on shared interests. This was true in the 1960s with the Arpanet, in the 1980s with Usenet, and in the 1990s during the rise of the World Wide Web (i.e. the version of the Internet most people are most familiar with). Even earlier social networking sites (i.e. Friendster and MySpace) were built with that original and intended use in mind; you could find people based on what you listed as your interests and make friends with them. But Facebook makes it to where the only people you seem to be allowed to "friend" are the people you already know intimately from Real Life -- your work colleagues or school classmates, friends, and relatives. That's not what going online is supposed to be about! If you want to update those people you interact with on a regular basis, you're supposed to e-mail them, give them a phone call, visit them, Skype with them, or even send them a snail mail letter! Using the powers of the WWW to connect with only those people from your own insular world is a waste of the technology's potential and capabilities and I am upset that Facebook has become so popular for that reason. I am also wondering why no one has taken the initiative to create a Facebook-killing social networking site that recalls the original intent of the Internet, a place where people can make friends with others with shared interests. I wish I could but I don't have that kind of time to devote to such a project.project. ** There is no lofty and grand "original intent and spirit of the internet." The internet started as a network for the military. You're sorely mistaken if you think some group created the internet just to promote peace and love or something like that. The internet is a network of information, not some grand design like you seem to think.
29th Oct '13 12:52:11 AM arcana07
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* Why is the site such a magnet for FourOneNineScam and advance-fee fraudsters? I heard somewhere it was the new way they operate.
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* Why is the site such a magnet for FourOneNineScam and advance-fee fraudsters? I heard somewhere it was the new way they operate.operate. * Why have so few people taken Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to task for going against the original intent and spirit of the Internet? This original intent and spirit was to have people from all over the world, people who wouldn't have ordinarily been able to know each other, connect with each other based on shared interests. This was true in the 1960s with the Arpanet, in the 1980s with Usenet, and in the 1990s during the rise of the World Wide Web (i.e. the version of the Internet most people are most familiar with). Even earlier social networking sites (i.e. Friendster and MySpace) were built with that original and intended use in mind; you could find people based on what you listed as your interests and make friends with them. But Facebook makes it to where the only people you seem to be allowed to "friend" are the people you already know intimately from Real Life -- your work colleagues or school classmates, friends, and relatives. That's not what going online is supposed to be about! If you want to update those people you interact with on a regular basis, you're supposed to e-mail them, give them a phone call, visit them, Skype with them, or even send them a snail mail letter! Using the powers of the WWW to connect with only those people from your own insular world is a waste of the technology's potential and capabilities and I am upset that Facebook has become so popular for that reason. I am also wondering why no one has taken the initiative to create a Facebook-killing social networking site that recalls the original intent of the Internet, a place where people can make friends with others with shared interests. I wish I could but I don't have that kind of time to devote to such a project.
26th Aug '13 10:28:53 AM Tuckerscreator
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* Facebook is currently in the middle of turning every userpage's format to "look more like MySpace". ...what. * Why is the site such a magnet for FourOneNineScam and advance-fee fraudsters? I heard somewhere it was the new way they operate. * The awkward moment when a mass deleter see's someone they deleted in public... * Oh yeah and people judging your emotions/sanity on the internet and on FaceBook isn't really...okay. * Every single update is an eyesore. The new Notifications is worst. * People should be more worried for the people who have thousands of friends, none of which they actually know. Sometimes it's okay not to live your life OUT like that. * Getting blocked on FB and seeing that person IRL...what kind of relationship/friendship indicator is being blocked anyway? * Facebook no longer allows you to copy and paste anything you type in reply feeds. ..... I..... honestly had no idea that was possible.
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* Facebook is currently in the middle of turning every userpage's format to "look more like MySpace". ...what. * Why is the site such a magnet for FourOneNineScam and advance-fee fraudsters? I heard somewhere it was the new way they operate. * The awkward moment when a mass deleter see's someone they deleted in public... * Oh yeah and people judging your emotions/sanity on the internet and on FaceBook isn't really...okay. * Every single update is an eyesore. The new Notifications is worst. * People should be more worried for the people who have thousands of friends, none of which they actually know. Sometimes it's okay not to live your life OUT like that. * Getting blocked on FB and seeing that person IRL...what kind of relationship/friendship indicator is being blocked anyway? * Facebook no longer allows you to copy and paste anything you type in reply feeds. ..... I..... honestly had no idea that was possible.operate.
26th Aug '13 10:22:18 AM kyun
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* Getting blocked on FB and seeing that person IRL...what kind of relationship/friendship indicator is being blocked anyway?
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* Getting blocked on FB and seeing that person IRL...what kind of relationship/friendship indicator is being blocked anyway?anyway? * Facebook no longer allows you to copy and paste anything you type in reply feeds. ..... I..... honestly had no idea that was possible.
10th Aug '13 2:13:51 PM SmytheOrdo
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* People should be more worried for the people who have thousands of friends, none of which they actually know. Sometimes it's okay not to live your life OUT like that.
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* People should be more worried for the people who have thousands of friends, none of which they actually know. Sometimes it's okay not to live your life OUT like that.that. * Getting blocked on FB and seeing that person IRL...what kind of relationship/friendship indicator is being blocked anyway?
18th Oct '12 3:52:18 PM SeanPeden
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*** I would have to agree with the original poster on this one, because generally while there is a lot of sketchy bullshit, any experience with computers will help you avoid that as well as some GenreSavviness. Yeah, facebook keeps track of and in many cases owns anything you put on there, but similarly to the iphone tracking controversy, the sheer traffic of it all would make it virtually impossible to try and control everyone Big Brother style. Imagine tracking the internet and facebook activity of every person on the planet that has facebook. You can't hire enough people to make that even close to practical. [[OlderThanTheyThink And even then, your Internet Service provider tracks every keystroke you've made into your browser]] unless you operate through many other proxys, hidden browsers, and other programs that [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I would not know anything about really]], so getting on Facebook's and Apple's cases is trivial when anyone with legal approval can do that anyway. The only issue is that Facebook is more private and less bound by the law, but then again, [[WhatAnIdiot there's no reason for you to ever enter in valuable enough information into anything on facebook that could harm you, such as credit card numbers, social security, etc.]], so just be careful. It's much safer than RealLife, anyway, even given all the risks.
9th Jul '12 11:04:52 PM TwilightChronicles
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*** On that note, why is there even an option to share porn links? It's stated in Facebook's rules and conditions that you can't post anything pornographic on the site. And besides that, what kind of person would be watching porn and suddenly think "You know, I should share this with all my friends."
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