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Facebook Timeline Moves Closer to the Creepy Line

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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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Creepy doesn't even cover it!!!!
I just posted my last post on Facebook stating that because of this new "feature" I will no longer post or comment on anything - and only leave my account open to send/receive private messages - arrange meet ups etc.
I also spelled out that other people should do the same...




posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by 4thhorsemen
Facebook profiles cannot be deleted, they are only able to be deactivated. All of your info is saved on their servers.


Incorrect. You can permenently delete a Facebook account. It takes two weeks from the time you confirm account deletion during which time you should not log in. After two weeks, poof, gone. Just Google, you'll find the link you need to free yourself.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by 4thhorsemen

Originally posted by EspyderMan
reply to post by Jason88
 


I suggest that if this concerns you this much, delete your FB account and don't ever go back.

That's what I will be doing...

Either your part of the social experiment, or you opt out...
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Facebook profiles cannot be deleted, they are only able to be deactivated. All of your info is saved on their servers.


My last post on FB was something along the lines of, "Facebook is the advent of virtual panopticon. It's basically 1984 and Brave New World in the baby stage. This will be my last post since I do not believe in it and choose not to be a part of this narcissistic, self indugling, social experiment."

I'm sure I'm on the black list for that one



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:50 PM
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you're right, you can fully delete it, doesn't mean they don't keep your info...



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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Thanks for the explination.
Makes more sense to me now. I am tempted to delete my account....wonder if anyone would really care. They'll just have to converse with me in "old-fashioned" ways. Oh, the inconvience for them! Haha!


 
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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:55 PM
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That's as may be but it would be old info and the less you pimp yourself out to a bunch of people you probably never even.met the better eh?



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Yeah, your last post...... this just hit the wires:


Creating a PAC is just the latest step in Facebook's continued expansion of its presence in Washington, but this is the first time the firm will back candidates.


Source: thehill.com...

Enemy number one is emerging... and to think I was fooled to believe that as long as I kept my profile secure, friend lists very tight, and comments benign if not dull that whatever info they gathered it wouldn't be much. Now it's political, and now Big Brother is coming in. F**k.


Facebook's lobbying spending has totalled $550,000 for fiscal 2011, a significant boost over he $350,000 spent in 2010 and $200,000 in 2009.

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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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weeklyworldnews.com...


Whats really wierd is click the link to march 15, 2012.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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I was smart. I got out of facebook 3 years ago. Never been happier. People laugh when I tell them I dont have a facebook, I laugh because they are addicted to doing the gov't agents job for them WITHOUT PAY.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by MissCoyote
weeklyworldnews.com...


Whats really wierd is click the link to march 15, 2012.


It's not weird, it's b.s. ... it's a hoax, or rather, just a lie.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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I don't get the difference. It has always been true that you can see when a friend has commented on one of their friends photos, and that way you can go looking through their friends photos! I've found myself browsing others peoples photos I don't know before I ashamedly realize what I 'm doing!

The whole Facebook is evil thing is beyond my comprehension. It is very simple- be discernign about what you put up!!!

I guess so many got used to the idea that they could throw away all the normal discernment they use in real life, and be rude, inappropriate, bare their soul or bare their a$$, they can't easily accept that just like in real life, tact and self control are necessary; you will be known by what you do and what you show to the world, just like in real life.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Psst... if you want anonymity then don't use the GODDAMN internet.
Security against fraud is one thing, but to bitch about a social website? Come'on! Do you really, really think you're that interesting for someone to spend all day tracking the dumb snip you post.

Here's a fact, nobody cares. And if there is a nefarious plan to integrate and track every person on a daily basis, well guess what, well then don't put out there what you don't want out there.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 11:07 PM
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I use Facebook on a daily basis, all my friends use it and I log on to it several times a day. Even my phone's contacts are synched from Facebook. I too have tested Timeline a couple of days ago and the minute I saw it I knew they are about to cross ten leagues from a rubicon. I have think about closing down my account but for now I just removed most of my personal data (my workplaces, family members and such) and next I'm going to delete all my photos and disable my wall. I intend to move to Google+ as it offers more security and doesn't push you to publish personal information if you don't want to.

We all knew this was coming but with G+ growing bigger and Facebook making these weirds moves I can't help but feel they are approaching their end.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 11:27 PM
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I'm glad I deleted mine, and I'm done with social networking for good-later....



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Wow...you people seriously are freaking out over what amounts to nothing. Do you think what you post on here is not just as trackable as FB??



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 12:53 AM
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thanks for this info, i barely ever use facebook and have always been against it but due to friend and family pressure set one up a few years ago.

this has been the final straw and i've deleted my account as of today, thanks so much for this link!



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by Jason88
I know Facebook is a reviled topic around here, though it is a force to be reckoned with an cannot be ignored by ATS members because of what it represents - privacy fears, anonymity gone, people as commodities, vanity, ect...

So because Facebook is here to stay, let's look at one really bad example of where it's going - "timeline."

I have the new timeline capabilities because I installed a developer program to see the new features, most people will see these features in the next several weeks as an auto update. The timeline takes your profile and puts it in a new context, as this quote explains:


"It's a contextual identity; something you won't get from a real name, a passport, an ID card, or even a DNA profile. Whereas previously profiles were a collection of hand-picked pieces of information coupled with some things you'd shared recently, now you'll see wedding photos, pictures of drunken nights on the town four years ago, and perhaps a status update you made when you were hurt and upset after something you've long forgotten that happened in 2006 – mixed up with more professional status updates and links, of course."

And that's a major dilemma users are facing as Facebook prepares for its worldwide launch of Timeline. Users can control what they do now and act in a professional, appropriate manner.


Another problem, one I find more disturbing, is that an old work around is now gone from Facebook. Meaning, if I comment on my college roommate's phote from years ago and decide to use some salty language - well ok, no big whoop. Only his friends and our shared friends will see it - not my boss or my professional network. (Don't ask, I am required to use Facebook for aspects of work).

Now though, "friend-of-friends" can see what you comment on and see the picture. They can see you comments on other people's status that never had access to previous - essentially, what I'm saying is, the stalking ability on Facebook just went up 100 percent, and everyone can now see what you write and where - privacy is gone with timeline.

So, I know these threads get the typical, "I hate Facebook," "I deleted Facebook to be safe," "I live in the woods" type responses, but please if you still intend on using Facebook, do you have any ideas about how to mitigate some of these changes?

Thanks.

Here's the source add developer tools to Facebook to get the new changes coming ahead of the masses - it's simple to do, anyone, and I mean anyone can do it: www.geekosystem.com...


www.eweek.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

And as a healthy reminder:



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Hahhaha as a farmer I find much humor in that pic. I almost spit soda all over my pc. extra DIV



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by w810i
Wow...you people seriously are freaking out over what amounts to nothing. Do you think what you post on here is not just as trackable as FB??


To you it might be nothing. But to others, who have taken serious steps to protecting themselves from others on the site, this just breaks down any barriers of privacy that may have been put up. I want to share my business with people I trust, not my friends friends who I don't know, or try to avoid, my friends aunts and uncles and parents.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 02:16 AM
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never understood the facebook is invading my privacy bull#

you choose what to put on facebook you nuts it doesn't come into your home and spy on you
no one in the right mind worries about facebook i 100% control what is on mine
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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 02:18 AM
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Originally posted by Lulzaroonie

Originally posted by w810i
Wow...you people seriously are freaking out over what amounts to nothing. Do you think what you post on here is not just as trackable as FB??


To you it might be nothing. But to others, who have taken serious steps to protecting themselves from others on the site, this just breaks down any barriers of privacy that may have been put up. I want to share my business with people I trust, not my friends friends who I don't know, or try to avoid, my friends aunts and uncles and parents.


so call your damn friends and share your business bottom line is this if you post it on the internet expect people to see it you cant control it onces its out there dont want it out there dont put it out there



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