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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DirtyDog, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    I have heard a lot about Facebook privacy issues but haven't though much about it. Until now. A couple of years ago I went out on a couple of dates with a girl in another city that I had met on Match.com. Over the last couple of weeks she has showed up on my "people you may know" list in Facebook. There is just no other way that connection could have been made unless Match is sharing info with Facebook. Creepy.
     

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  2. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    I thought you were going to post this, new for 2/16/2009

     
  3. strangeland2

    strangeland2 Monkey

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    Ever used your normal email address to email her? If her address is still some where in your contacts that will add her to the "people you may know" or mutual friends... Any of your friends know her?

    Other wise it wouldnt surprise me if sites like match gave info out.
     
  4. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    I didn't even use facebook when I knew her.
     
  5. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    Well that news prompted this post. My uneasiness with Facebook was growing then I read that......
     
  6. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    You can shut that stuff off, i just noticed it last night and killed it.
     
  7. strangeland2

    strangeland2 Monkey

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    I meant whatever email address you used to register with facebook. Is it the same email address you used back in the day when you were using match? If her email address is still in the contact info associated with that email address that is why shed be showing up in the people you might know.

    Inquiring minds want to know... Does she look better now or better before?
     
  8. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    She probably shared her address book, and your name was buried down in the list.
     
  9. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    aha good to know. how do you know it was buried? :biggrin:
     
  10. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    Tiny pic and all you know.
     
  11. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I don't have a facebook account, nor do I want won. Evil I tell ya EVIL!!!
     
  12. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Grafix?
     
  13. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I'm just guessing.

    When I joined facebook, I believe there was an option to search thru my Yahoo address book for people I know. I think I might have actually done it but I was still selective about who I invited.

    As for up-to-date address books, it takes a bit of review to get rid of addresses.
     
  14. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Yep, I virtually guarantee Match and Facebook aren't sharing information; there'd be an uprising. As sanjuro said, when you join it asks if you want to find contacts or she could use the "find people I know" utility and upload her address book or AIM screen names.
     
  15. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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  16. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    LIAR!! He's obviously one of them! Don't listen to him!! He's stealing our thoughts! CLEAR YOUR MINDS!
     
  17. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Seeing as though it is for networking with friends it would be kind of useless in your case anyway.
     
  18. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Westy again.
     
  19. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    mmike would be the saddest facebook user. he'd have me and his brother as friends -- and that's if i were feeling generous. maybe his mother, too, if she's "hip" like that
     
  20. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    No, I think she broke that hip...


    :banana:
     
  21. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    The photo stuff? How?
     
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    I think he's talking about people you may know
     
  23. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Ow...right in the feeling....
     
  24. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    This thread went from 0-awesome in under 60 seconds.
     
  25. mattmatt86

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    I deleted my account before I did an internship and about a year later I tried to open an all new account with a new e-mail address and my old account, just the way I left it the day I deleted it popped back up. Sort of made me uneasy that they kept all my info. Unfortunately it seems facebook has become so mainstream that it's almost necessary as a 22 year old, the shop I work at, relatives, long lost friends, future employers, and your Mom are all on facebook.
     
  26. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    The blog doesn't work...
     
  27. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    I just saw this today on their site:

    "Terms of Use Update
    Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised. For more information, visit the Facebook Blog.

    If you want to share your thoughts on what should be in the new terms, check out our group Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities."
     
  28. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    You forgot Biker Fox.
     
  31. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    a friend wants me to start one....problem is i really don't want to be found by anyone.
     
  32. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Perez Hilton has called for a ban, that's enough for me.
     
  33. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    i've recently resorted to responding to a few friend requests with
    suggestions for revision are appreciated

    i believe it's my responsibility to be a profile in irony on a social networking site
     
  34. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Anyone who would realize that that's irony probably has too much of a life to be on that site looking for you anyway...
     
  35. Ithnu

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    I had the same thing happen some one else mentioned. I had a facebook in college with the school's email. I signed up last fall using a different email, it had all my old info. I deactivated the account within 1/2 hour and uploaded no new information.

    Freaking waste of time, its like volunteering to be stalked. All those online friends are a joke, my brother-in-law has all my real life friends as his on-line friends. Kinda funny really.