June 2nd, 2012, 09:36 AM
don't worry, it is not a criticism of you ........ these are just personal views ....... and it's good to debate a subject
Unfortunately there is no DELETE button on the internet, (even though it appears that there is), ....... once something it there it can hang around forever.
If you search subjects on SC I'm amazing home quickly they appears in the top 10 on the google search list
June 2nd, 2012, 04:37 PM
I still use facebook, but I have pruned my "friend" list to the half dozen or so who play Fish Wrangler with me. I periodically "Like" pages (eg seriouscompacts, pentaxforums, camera house, pentax snaps australia etc) but rarely post photographs ever since the first fiasco when it seemed that the security and privacy policies allowed companies to use your stuff for their own ends. Thery changed the wording so it appears you retain ownership but ever since then I have not trusted Zuckerberg or facebook to respect my ownership of my stuff (any stuff... not just photographs). I NEVER post a full res photograph publicly anywhere but particularly not on facebook.
I also discovered an app (Exfoliate) on Android that can go through your facebook account and delete all your comments on your stuff and other people's stuff, all your posts etc. Its only marginally effective, but it makes a very large task quite manageable when you go back into facebook to do manual deleting. This is why I will always have at least one Android device, even though I am an iPhone fan.
Back to the facebook thing... I dont think its any worse or any better than Google+, myspace, etc. Its all about getting information and selling it, one way or another. Google is much more insidious, and I still use it. I've kind of given up giving up on social networks, because if you are out there on the internet, you're visible. If you do a search on your real name or your nickname, you may be surprised at where you pop up.
June 2nd, 2012, 06:02 PM
I signed into 500px [I'm Awesome too] and it had a "you haven't signed into Facebook" nag banner on every page so I contacted them and they did say it was an error and were going to fix it. They did. As far as I understood though, they have for a long time shared with FB which is why my Awesome account is also currently empty. The sign in through FB is newer. I was awaiting the option button to chose for or against sharing in other places. I suggested that too but never got a response. It should be an option, not automatic.
Originally Posted by Streetshooter
June 4th, 2012, 04:55 AM
Facebook isn't terribly evil when one knows what it's about. It's great to keep in touch with people and for people to know I'm still alive, even though I'm on another continent and often busy (as are they).
Small friends list of people I personally know, accepting only people I know, no personal info, phone, nothing. I do post my pics there, though. I know they're getting data other ways, but it's largely benign.
June 4th, 2012, 02:49 PM
I am one of the only non-FB users among my circles of friends, for the privacy/business concerns listed above. However, I do find that FB has become such a default way of communicating certain social information that I am "out-of-the-loop" often...it's a mixed bag!
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