Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Sep 4, 2011.
Same here... I'm dreading the change
Womans Inspiring Post-Mastectomy Photos Banned from Facebook
A few quotes from the article:
Does facebook randomly check people's pages? Or do they only react when they get a complaint? I would prefer people be able to post things like this, and if you don't like it...then stay away. I'd be against child pornography of course and things like that, but when adults post things about their health and well-being or about tough-to-look-at material which we're better off knowing about so as to be more aware...then facebook should be hands off.
I think they have to get a complaint, but I can't say for sure. And if so, what sort of jackass "friend" reports photos like that? If you don't want to look, don't. My friend's video of her kid's birth is still up, to the best of my knowledge.
I elected not to watch.
I'm pretty sure FB is too big for them to be actively looking around for stuff to ban. Heck, they don't even ban pages that blatantly violate their ToS even when people complain sometimes.
So I suspect someone complained about her cancer photos. It might not have been one of her FB friends though. If she posted them to be seen by the public, it could have been anyone. Or if she has her album set to "Friends of Friends" it could be someone she doesn't know but is at least slightly connected to.
I can understand people reporting these photos.
I check my newsfeed all the time. There was a period when friends or friends of my friends were continuously posting all sorts of physical deformities of babies which really gross me out. I really feel for those kids who are miraculously surviving inspite of but I just can't stand to look at them. It has gotten so bad that I feel I have to unfriend these folks and I did.
The article I linked to is totally different. It was not about random people posting photos of strangers. It was about a mother posting a photo of her child.
FB stock has rebounded a bit and closed today at $33.03 per share.
Yes, my 3 (yes 3) shares are up a bit.
Will you be able to retire by year-end?
You can also hide their newsfeed and wall posts instead of defriending them. I had to do that with a couple of people who posted too many stupid things, or in all caps.
I notice it's down as much this morning as it was up yesterday. Oh well. Back to work.
I hide newsfeeds of anyone who posts more than one thing per day.
A bunch of my friends were doing the same. Everytime one of the pictures came up, I just blocked the picture.
I have not had to block anything yet (I am a newcomer to FB), but I would block anything revealing or very personal, like the woman with breast cancer posting her post-mastectomy pictures, for example. I have the greatest sympathy and respect for those who face this terrible ordeal, but it's unnecessary to make a 'show' of it. JMO of course. I am a very private person and I prefer not to see very private things about others.
Facebook Just Switched Your Email Address - To One You've Probably Never Used
The article covers how to switch back to the e-mail address you were using previously:
Facebook, as promised
Facebook, as delivered
The email change only irritated me because I hid my personal email and I had to go back an hide the facebook email. Almost every upgrade requires me to reset my privacy. It gets old. Eventually I'll move to something else, but I have a group on Facebook that I enjoy.
Ok, maybe some of you smart folks at FSU can help me. Why the hell do I get notifications every time particular people add a photo?? And how do I turn it off? It started after facebook switched me over to the dreaded timeline. I've been to my notification settings a couple of times now to try to turn it off to no success. I don't have anyone added to my "close friends" list, everyone's in my general list, I haven't specifically subscribed to anyone, so why is it doing this?
I have a question in regards to people looking at my profile who are not my friends. I thought I had set my account to pretty strict privacy settings. But I was helping someone with facebook the other day and used my page as an example of searching for somebody. If I'm remembering correctly, some photos, some things on my timeline/personal page and even some of my "likes" were visible to anybody. I don't want non-friends to see any of this stuff. I played around with settings, but didn't see anything that helped me get more privacy. Where do I need to look? :confused?
I probably don't have an answer for you, but since your post has been met with silence, I'll offer what I can. What I do when somebody posts pictures every five seconds is to click on the (invisible at first) down arrow at the top right of any of their posts. You can click on "hide" their post and once you've done that, you can choose what you receive from this person. I usually choose "only important" posts. Not sure why people post SO many photos this way. I just put all my photos in one album, and then click on the "notify" (or whatever) button that lets people know I've posted a new photo album. 30 notifications for each photo instead of one for a new photo album is really annoying IMHO and I block future posts from people this annoying.
Try this article to help you find all the privacy settings...
Hmm.... I decided to set up a real facebook page (kinda been using a fake one to check it out ). The only thing I have really done so far was share a lot of cute pictures from some other people's facebook pages. I could always see anything I shared, but now when I am on my own page, I don't see anything at all but one "like" I did and my About info. I don't see any of the pictures I have shared. Its like the only thing I have ever done is fill in the About page and made one "like". What happened?
Not sure if I'm understanding you correctly and I'm not a facebook expert, but I'll give this a go anyway. When you log on to facebook, the default page is your "home" page. It's where people post stuff that will appear on your timeline. At the top right of your screen you will see the word home with your name proceeding it. If you click on your name, you will see your private/personal wall and all the things you have posted.
I realized I used the wrong words/terminology for the different pages, if I'm wrong, somebody please correct me!
I have a question about chat. How are the friends who appear in the list on the right side of the page determined? Are they the people you've had the most contact with? The friends who appear on your newsfeed most often? Or some other way?
And to clarify....the people who appear on the right side of the screen are not those who are available to chat, right? Only those who have a green dot after their name are online/able to chat? What about the upright rectangle, that means the friend is on a mobile device, right? Are these people logged onto facebook right then on their mobile device and available to chat?
The green dots are available to chat. The mobile devices are logged into FB on their phones, but may not necessarily be available. On one of my devices (can't remember if it was my iPod, my BB phone, or my Playbook), hovering the cursor over the phone icon showed what appeared to be how long it had been since a mobile user's last activity on FB.
I have no idea how the people in your chat list are determined -- there's probably some algorithm that picks them out based on your contact (likes, messages, etc) and groups.
OMG, this is hilarious!! Love the pics!
Guy Dresses Up as Facebook Users and Sends them Friend Requests
Esp. the one with the dog. Gotta love guys with too much time on their hands!
Is it just me ... or does that sound like a Doctor-DVD-Easteregg line from "Blink." Right up there with "The angels have stolen my phonebox."
Anybody want to play Drawsomething with me? Please? It's become my nightly wind-down ritual.
I'm getting ready for lots of snarkage about this: Facebook Newsfeed becomes personal newspaper . I'm only just used to the previous changes!
Someone should tell the kiddie who runs that joint that the problem isn't the format, the problem is the content, people are only posting sh*t these days, it's just the natural course of social platforms.
You just need a better class of FB friends.