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04 October 2008

You say that now, but I've just seen an item in my facebook feed where you say the exact opposite.

I'm personally not bothered about the images, but any text which implies that (for example) I want you to follow the link for hot dates in Halifax is creepy and potentially annoying.
posted by seanyboy 04 October | 07:33
Yeah, it was weird to see an ex on my sidebar promoting the school of economics.
posted by special-k 04 October | 11:03
I'm pretty confident that they won't want to use my image to sell anything.
posted by octothorpe 04 October | 11:11
Hahaha. I would like to see them sell something with this.
posted by Meatbomb 04 October | 11:55
Reason #4256 that I do no have a Facebook account.
posted by King of Prontopia 04 October | 15:12
KoP, you beat me to it. I actually do have a Facebook account, but I haven't touched it since they kicked out Scrabulous.

And it's Reason #17 for me. I have 4256 reasons to avoid Facebook, but that is one of the higher ranking ones.
posted by wendell 04 October | 15:49
Even though I'm not on Facebook, it was worth clicking this link just so I could see this:

≡ Click to see image ≡

I love it.
posted by BoringPostcards 04 October | 16:45
This was sort of like one of my business ideas, except, you know, mine was opt-in.
posted by stilicho 04 October | 17:40
I'm pretty creeped out by it, since I figure that they must have found a way to legally do it, though it beats me how. The termsofservice and whatnot that you click ok on seem to allow anything these days. And like seanyboy says, one day it's not some innocent DVD/album recommendation but - ugh - dates in Halifax or whatever.
posted by dabitch 05 October | 03:52
i don't do the facespace things but, Facebook doesn't give the impression that it's concerned with its users as individuals with rights so much as statistics and random data to be used for their own ends for profit.

The closest to "social networking" i'm part of is Flickr, and it has an active forum for its users to voice themselves (as far as i know. i only notice it when an issue arises largely.) which i'm not aware of with spacebook stuff.
posted by ethylene 05 October | 04:48
Why I traded in my 100,000 car collection to save the planet. || Buzzy! OMG!