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Anyone ditching Facebook over Timeline?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Connemara, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    Isn't there a privacy option to hide "older posts" in the timeline?
     
  2. the shah

    the shah Well-Known Member

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    https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

    i fail to not log in every time i try tho .... i just wanna know ! but since they won't let me change my name (for 10th time or something) I might have to start over ......
     
  3. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can't get used to with the timeline is how stuff is split to the left and right of the line...Since the TOP part of the right side is fixed with friends/photos/whatever and doesn't have any posts, I end up just reading the left side which means I only see half of the updates.


    I think this is key. Those posts were all there...but the only way for "normal" people to get to them was to spend an hour on your profile clicking "show more posts". Now they all show up on the timeline.


    There was a privacy option to tighten up restrictions on old content...since anything I posted in 2005 was 100% visibile to my networks which at the time consisted only of my school. Now that my networks include anyone in Chicago or anyone who ever says they went to my school (since it no longer requires the .edu email), it was nice to have the quick 1-click option to lock all of those down to friends or friends-of-friends.
    I don't think there was an option to specifically delete a time range though
     
  4. the shah

    the shah Well-Known Member

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    is timeline required ? i don't have one
     
  5. Gambino

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    there's rumors fb will force everyone to timeline, within the next week or two..
     
  6. gort

    gort Well-Known Member

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    a year ago I made a fresh account and re-added the people I really was actual friends with. No embarrassing past for me.:nodding:
     
  7. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    I'll stick it out with Timeline. I draw the line at Facebook charging money for having an account. That's not such a far-fetched possibility with Facebook going public.
     
  8. hobo style

    hobo style Well-Known Member

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    If Facebook gave the option of paying a reasonable fee to get rid of advertising and enable good privacy controls I might actually be convinced to join.
     
  9. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    Why would they do that when the real money is mining your data? I guess they could mine your data and charge you just so you don't get the ads on the right side of the screen.
     
  10. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Or you could download Adblock for you browser and get rid of them that way. :teach:
     
  11. hobo style

    hobo style Well-Known Member

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    I already use Adblock and NoScript and a couple of others. The internet is so much nicer when the ads disappear...

    Regarding the money to be made in data mining -- last year Facebook's revenue was $3.7 billion and they have 800 million users. That's only $4.62/user/year, and a good chunk of that is coming from revenue-sharing with companies like Zynga. If that is what our data is worth then I'm sure there are people out there who would pay a bit more than that for some better privacy controls. I'm not sure I'd ever join Facebook but as a user of various Google services I'd definitely pay them a good chunk of change to stop tracking me.
     
  12. Thomas

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    Yep, that's about where I stand on this.
     

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