Who Has Control Of Your FaceBook Settings?
FaceBook Monetizes Your Data
Once you get a taste of FaceBook and see all the crowd sourcing of friends commenting and running from page to page to see the hottest, latest, most popular tidbit, photo, video, fashion, recipe, poll, inspirational message, political rant, quote or any other post, you're hooked.
Not only has FaceBook redirected your life's energy and time allocation, scraping your personal information, now they doing their very best to pick your pocket. How can they do this? Well, we've recently seen the little promotional teasers where they show your image, comment or post on prime territory on the page with a note that says essentially, "This can be your advertisement." And, by paying a small fee for this real estate on the page, you can gain thousands more friends and views. Isn't that tempting? Do we know this is true? I'm not sure, but how can you maintain this friendship, interest and popularity? That will take a little more of your money.
Did you know that FaceBook has gathered your email address and that of millions of users? They also own all your personal family photographs that you have shared and uploaded to their cloud.
They datamine all of your religious and political beliefs. Do you remember commenting about the recent presidential election? They got you!
Just guess the next step in the game for FaceBook? Let's play Pick Your Pocket or Pick Your Pocketbook. If you make one purchase, I bet they've got your credit card, you business address, your office and mobile telephone numbers. I hope they don't get hacked.
Don't you want to send your best friend or relative a birthday or holiday gift? It could be so easy without leaving your comfortable warm seat and your keyboard. It's happening right now. If you live in the United States the option to send a variety of gifts from a number of providers can be yours. Who doesn't use iTunes and it's only a dollar or two that costs as much as a greeting card these days?
If you have moved to viewing FaceBook over your mobile device, their genius computer gurus make it even easier to make a purchase and you can't miss all the prompts from advertisements. Of course, you are already used to sales tactics of internet marketing. All the advertisement automatically targeted and geared towards your surfing habits. You like something or search for some item, that will automatically show up in the prompting ads from FaceBook. They got you!
Request Friends To Change Comment Settings
Have you received this message from a friend?
To all my FaceBook friends. May I request that you please do something for me? I want to stay PRIVATELY connected with you. However, with the recent changes in FB, the public can now see activities on any wall. This happens when our friend hits "like" or "comment." Automatically, their friends would see our posts too. Unfortunately, we cannot change this setting by ourselves because Facebook has configured in such a way.
So, I need your help. Only you can do this for me. PLEASE place your mouse over my name above (do not click), a window will appear, now move the mouse on “FRIENDS" (also without clicking), then down to "Settings", click here and a list will appear. REMOVE the CHECK on "COMMENTS & LIKE" by clicking on it. By doing this, my activity amongst my friends and my family will no longer become public. Many thanks! Paste this on your wall so your contacts can do the same. Illustrations shown.
RECENT GRAPHIC SEARCH CHANGES FACEBOOK
Original Post February 2012. Update July 2013
FACEBOOK has made life difficult for everyone. Click this. Click that. Request people take MINUTES out of their lives to reconfigure their settings. All these minutes add up to hours, days and *POOF* time is wasted. Life ebbs away. What have we accomplished? Privacy Shmivacy. The government is watching you. Companies collect your personal data. Now, strangers (friends of friends) can also spy into your personal thoughts, purchases, family photos and comments, etc.
- More information about this new GRAPHIC SEARCH from Ted Nguye
HERE IS THE LATEST FIASCO:
Hello to all of you who are on my list of contacts of Facebook. I would like to ask a favor. You may not know that Facebook has changed its PRIVACY configuration once again. Thanks to the new “Graphic app”, any person in Facebook anywhere in the world can see our photos, our “likes” and our “comments”.
YOU ARE ASKED TO TAKE SOME ACTION, MORE OF YOUR TIME
During the next two weeks, I am going to keep this message posted and I ask you to do the following and comment “DONE”.
HOW WILL WE KNOW WHO HAS TAKEN THIS ACTION IN ORDER TO UNFRIEND YOU? WHAT IF YOU HAVE HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS?
Those of my friends who do not maintain my information in private will be eliminated from my list of friends, because I want the information I share with you, my friends, to remain among my friends and not be available to the whole world.
I want to be able to publish photos of my friends and family without strangers being able to see them which is what happens now when you choose “like” or “comment”.
FACEBOOK DICTATORSHIP MAKES THE RULES. NO OPT OUT
Unfortunately we cannot change this configuration because Facebook has made it like this. So, please, place your cursor over my photo that appears in this box (without clicking) and a window will open. Now move the cursor to the word “Friends”, again without clicking and then on “Settings”. Uncheck “Life Events” and “Comments and Like”. This way my activity with my family and friends will no longer be made public. Now, copy and paste this text on your own wall (do not “share” it!). Once I see it published on your page, I will un-check the same for you.
- THE LATEST INFORMATION ON SNOPES REGARDING THIS ACTION It just keeps getting more and more complicated.
Your New FaceBook Comment Editing Function
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Take Back Control Of Your FaceBook Email Settings
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue That's the way I feel about FaceBook because . . .
It's getting old these sudden surprises: Sometimes new things light up our eyes: With comment editing we've been asking: However email changes hidden lies
Below a snag so you can see: And wonder why FaceBook doesn't have: A notification system for all to be: Fully informed, rather that Oh My Golly Gee!
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What are you going to do with that?
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What gives with FaceBook? They constantly have all these new options and features which makes everyone crazy. We must scramble around and figure out what to do, where to go, how to make changes and repair settings.
Recently I took note of 'notifications' as if we don't have enough to do to check the running stream of activity, emails, messages, event invitations, and who the heck has time for all those games and lovely swans, hearts, holiday cards, etc.?
Does anyone do any work anymore or have we become a nation or nations of people spending time playing on FaceBook all day and night?
As I was saying, I check a whole list of notifications and suddenly I see all these people who say they WORK WITH ME? Well, darn, I don't even have a full fledged job either as an employee or an employer. I manage a social network as a non-profit organization to educate people about my passion and hopefully empower others to realize their potential to heal.
So, along comes a line of people who say they work with me in my field. Not only don't I know who they are, have any personal contact with them, have ever spoken to them in my life or know where they live on the other side of the globe, but they have the audacity to say I work with them!
How does one deal with this situation and how can I prevent this information from becoming in FaceBook land "permanent" data and information for the search engines and algorithms to market and mine. FaceBook has got a real problem when everyone must OPT OUT of what they automatically get in to on that network.
Shown below an image example illustrates this situation where the person's profile picture and name are blurred as not to make his identity recognizable.
WHERE TO LOOK ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE
- I have updated to the new Timeline format since writing this article
- Look on the left hand column and it will say "NEEDS REVIEW"
- When you click this a new screen opens with a full listing
First of all, I am not a doctor. Secondly, there is no year, time or date that I have worked with any of these people. Is there a cultural divide that people do not know the meaning of WORK with others?
Something tells me that FaceBook has created a barrier or gate in the same way that LinkedIn makes you identify your relationship as friend, family or colleague. And, because these individuals have been trying to make a zillion friends, FaceBook has required them to tell some association with the person to whom they want to connect.
Well, sorry folks. This just isn't going to work.
One other person claimed we were family members and when I just asked him about this association his reply, "Hi Debby -- To my knowledge, we are not related. That is an odd message." So, how could this possibly happen? I think it is the FaceBook Police.
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With no recourse, I have written to each of these people that there has been an inaccuracy in our relationship and connection, where upon I post the fact that I do not and have not ever worked with them.
The other option is to click the X button in the right hand side which means "IGNORE"
TNW Next Web | How To Delete All Your Old FaceBook Wallposts, Public and Private, From Your Timeline. Did you know that FaceBook supposedly posted everyone's private messages to their friend view timeline walls? This page illustrates exactly how to adjust your settings.
People Are Unaware They Have Made These Selection Choices to Connect With FaceBook Friends In This Way
Are You Happy With FaceBook Options?
Do you approve of the features and options that keep changing on FaceBook?
HAS THE WORLD GONE STARK RAVING MAD?
While I'm at it, I do have one other pet peeve on FaceBook. Someone please explain why there exists people in this world who highlight their hatred and violence so everyone can view these types of images? I have seen guns, knives, blood, slaughter and all sorts of horrific photos all in the photo albums when someone asks me to connect and be a friend.
Are they out of their minds?! I would certainly not friend a person who has these types of things on their mind. I especially become surprised when these people claim to be physicians.
DO YOU VET AND REVIEW BEFORE YOU FRIEND?
- What this tells me when people connect with others with photos, sarcastic jokes and other hate messages is that people do not take stock in who they want to associate.
- In fact, a person can only be a friend to people with whom they frequently talk and make a connection. Just adding up a bunch of names is meaningless.
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FaceBook methods create poor handling of forced connections and puts a person at a disadvantage to keep his information truthful, secure and private.
About the Author
Debby Bruck, CHOM loves to write about various topics of interest including social networking, poetry, discussing serious subjects about the environment, health and sometimes dabbling into politics. You may find a good number of blogs on the different social networks like Twitter.
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All rights reserved © copyright Debby Bruck 2012
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