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Who DOESN'T Use Facebook? (privacy concerns)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LEE929394, 28 Apr 2011.

  1. SB118


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,637

    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    I've used it for over a year now and only found that page a few months ago.

    And whenever they update/alter things they tend to "opt in" on your settings, i think one of the recent changes let 3rd party web sites see YOUR personal info if your FRIEND used the 3rd party site ...
  2. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,643

    How? one's in account settings the other is simply in privacy settings. They don't change your settings, when they create new stuff it is often opted in or medium settings.

    As for the other thing your on about

    Account settings > Facebook adverts > select: no one
    Last edited: 28 Apr 2011
  3. NeoReloaded


    Joined: 16 Oct 2005

    Posts: 3,682

    Location: Poole

    I usually log on every now and again to have a nose! the only one who really posts anything on my wall is the missus haha, shes addicted to the bloody thing!
  4. badcompany


    Joined: 12 May 2004

    Posts: 7,020

    Location: England

    Don't use it, never will and it does have security issues and who know what future issues will evolve.
  5. magick


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,415

    I don't use Facebook.
  6. Journey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,925

    Location: West Midlands

    I can't be bothered pretending I want to stay in touch with people I don't call, or see regularly and I am fortunate enough not to have any close family or friends who live abroad. In short i don't use it because I care. :)
  7. Fenris


    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

    Posts: 8,693

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    I have an account, have used it maybe half a dozen times in 4 years.
  8. w3bbo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,663

    Location: Up North

    Had an account but closed it. I have waaay to many skeletons in my cupboard (most of which I had forgotten about)!
  9. Van Hellseek


    Joined: 2 Jun 2004

    Posts: 18,423

    I have an account, however there are no photos or information.

    I use it purely to message friends who use it.
  10. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 11,505

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    You're not alone OP. I had a Facebook page for 3 years 2007-10. I was never that fond of it in the first place, then about a year ago, something happened which I considered to be stepping over the line: In last year's endless jobhunt, one of my applications came back to me. Not as a phone call, not as a letter, not as an email. Nope. What did the potential employer go and do? They found my Facebook page and sent me a buddy request. I mean, what have private family photos got to do with them? If the employer wanted to connect with me, they should have used LinkedIn as that's the networking site for professionals. So yeah, out of sheer rage, I got rid of my account.
  11. UrbanTerror


    Joined: 17 Apr 2011

    Posts: 142

    I dont use facebook.

    It all seems a bit gay to me. 99% inane chatter and shameless self promotion. 1% people I dont want to talk to anymore.
  12. utajoker


    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 20,090

    Location: Wigan

    i dont have an account, i dont need an account. means i have things to talk about when i see people.
  13. MallowPhoto


    Joined: 26 Aug 2009

    Posts: 111


    Also the targeted marketing **** does get on my nerves.
  14. Hotpot


    Joined: 26 Oct 2007

    Posts: 180

    Location: Manchester UK

    Don't use it. 90% willy waving with who can get the most strangers as 'friends' and the rest is silly sitreps on every aspect of people's lives. I know people who after a night out, the first thing they do is go on Facebook and fill out a full report.
    I just think the whole thing is a bit sad in a sheeplike way.
  15. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,144

    Location: Surrey

    I signed up for Facebook about 4 years ago when a very good friend sent an invite via it for his wedding. Not used it since. Can't see the point.
  16. Pestilence


    Joined: 22 Feb 2008

    Posts: 11,070

    To be perfectly honest, Facebook, as it is, is completely fine. If you want to go over loads of other people's pictures commenting "OMG, I'd hit that!" etc. then you shouldn't be surprised when your wife sees it or some other ****.

    Nothing there is ever ENTIRELY private. If you aren't mindful of that, then you deserve whatever you get.

    For me, it's mainly used for self-promotion and random in-jokes and other inane crap with friends. Problem there? I think not.
  17. twist3d0n3


    Joined: 3 Aug 2008

    Posts: 10,482

    Location: Bath, England

    do tell :D
  18. kPATm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,677

    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    Dont have an account and I never will. No one needs to know that Iv just dropped a huge load or that my GF dog just licked its balls
  19. Ice On Fire


    Joined: 30 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,419

    Location: Johannesbug, South Africa

    I think this is the reason why 90% of people (Including myself) have a Facebook account.

    As covered before - it's easy to change the privacy settings to suit your needs. Also easy enough for John Doe and Jane Doe to comprehend, not so? :)
  20. doofer


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,989

    Location: Hear, their, everyware ;)