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    #16
    Re: Facebook frustrations

    I am not on FB .
    I did have an account but got paranoid about something that happened so I unsubscribed.
    Is it possible for someone to use a fake name and throwaway e-mail for FB?
    Would also like to mention something else.
    I was once on a website and placing an order. The site auto filled my area with the correct postal code.
    How did that happen? I had not filled in anything else except my name and I know I had never been on that website before. It was in the first few days after we got internet access.
    Last edited by sew-what2015; January 12, 2017, 09:28 AM.

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      #17
      Re: Facebook frustrations

      Originally posted by Midge View Post
      Facebook is something I resisted until a quilt group was only available there. So I got involved for that and I will not "friend" anyone. Not even family. For those of you who think you have insured privacy on FB think again. Did you know FB tracks you even when you are signed out?
      I am sure FB is not the only site tracking you. Do you think its just a coincidence that Amazon will send you recommendations for things "you might like"? I belong to FB to see pictures of my GK and being to a hand quilting group. I signed up for FB with minimum amount of info, name city state. They are always after me to update my profile, what school did you go to, where do you work etc but I do not give out that info.

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        #18
        Re: Facebook frustrations

        I had a recent experience on Facebook that made me LOL

        I am "friends" on FB with my DS (actually he's my stepson - but I seldom refer to him as such), but not "friends" on FB with his Bio-mom. Not because we don't like each other, but more for boundries.

        Last week a post showed up on my newsfeed that She posted, but apparently since she tagged him, it showed up on all his "friends" pages. Now normally this wouldn't be something that would bother any of us, but the message was one that they didn't want me to see apparently (even though it was a good/happy post for them - but also showed he hasn't been honest with his father and me about a very major issue).

        So instead of leaving a comment, I just clicked on the "like" button. This way, I figured she would realize I was getting some of her posts too. Later in the day, I was perusing FB again, and that post was no longer on my newsfeed. So I guess she blocked me.

        My rule of thumb with FB, if there is even one person you don't want to know something....don't put it on FB. With all the tagging and sharing, it will get around. Keep it fun & light.

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          #19
          Re: Facebook frustrations

          Times change. We changed with getting emails, this forum, cell phones, ordering online, etc. Facebook is just another piece of the changes we see in our society. I have had facebook for years and really do not have issues. I do not post much and what I post I am comfortable if it is on the front page of the newspaper (which we see online too nowadays). I keep facebook mostly to keep up with my kids and out of state family and friends. It is what it is.

          However, all that said, I understand some are uncomfortable. My parents never got used to the new social society. They like their land line and no computers. Although we finally convinced them to use a cell to make long distance calls and my dad plays his free online poker on a very old computer my brother put together for him. Anything else they do not want to know about. I also have a friend who has never signed on to any social media except for texting. She just does not want to spend any time on it.

          As always it is to each his/her own.
          Karen
          Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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            #20
            Re: Facebook frustrations

            Originally posted by Mpyles View Post
            The information I post on Facebook is more private than the information I post here....
            Good point

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              #21
              Re: Facebook frustrations

              My only suggestion would be to just use facebook for the purpose of maintaining those contacts. Set up an account (use a fake name if that makes you feel better, though fb officially prohibits that). Add absolutely no other information, and don't use the account for anything else other than joining groups of interest and getting notifications from places in which you are interested.

              That's basically how I use mine.

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                #22
                Re: Facebook frustrations

                Lots of valid comments on this thread. I think we all need to remember, that no one is forcing us to go on FB. It's all a matter of choice, and the consequences of using it or not, or to what degree. I have it, but rarely post to it. I've learned to un-follow lots of "friends". And if I have something to say to someone, I simply send it in a private message. I don't care to know the political beliefs of my friends, what they're eating for dinner etc. If I want to spend my time reading what's going on with a friend/business, I can, but I also don't fault them for not sending me an email, invite, text, etc.

                Have a great day everyone!
                Karen
                Spring, TX

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                  #23
                  Re: Facebook frustrations

                  It's wise to assume that all the information you put on the web -- via any means, Facebook, email or whatever -- is not secure. People can take screenshots and publish them; they can forward an email; it can be hacked. But MPyles is right that MSQ forum is even less secure than Facebook -- it is all google-able. Many members of the forum, though, have a ton of identifying information on the forum -- real names, addresses, birthdates, names of family members, vacation plans.

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                    #24
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                    I am a fb addict. I admit it. I love fb. I love the groups I belong to on fb. I love the people I chat with on fb......some are from here, but it's much easier to chat on fb with them. One of these people is Andrea. We talk at night my time and morning her time, nearly every single day.

                    I have settings in place and feel good about who can and can't access my information and page. My youngest daughters is so locked down it's unbelievable.....that's what you have to do with a crazy ex-husband.
                    pat.

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                      #25
                      Re: Facebook frustrations

                      I belong to some fantastic groups on FB. I don't engage in any of the drama and nonsense that turn so many people away. My friends list is purposely very small - only family and friends I know very well. I think the internet in general has taken away our privacy and if you are online, you are no longer anonymous with or without a FB account. Lots of sites track us. FB is not exclusive to that.

                      But I heartily agree, to each his own. I know people who are happier without it. I love it, I use it wisely and I thoroughly enjoy the groups I've joined that have shared interests.
                      Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

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                        #26
                        Re: Facebook frustrations

                        I don't participate in fb. I've never felt any of the settings are totally secure. This Forum is the only "social media" in which I participate, & I'm careful what I post. I know some folks use fb for genealogy purposes. Other people say, "If I'm not on fb I have no way of knowing what may grand kids are doing or get to see pics of them." My LQSs have fb pages, which I occasionally check, but they both still use e-m to info. us of upcoming classes, sales, etc. Personally, I don't thing much of anything is secure anymore. "Big brother" is everywhere. We know the govt. has the ability to track e-mails, etc. Snail mail still works!

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                          #27
                          Re: Facebook frustrations

                          Many people blame Facebook for a multitude of sins. You can join Facebook and be a lurker and all is well. The ads that show up use the very same method that Google, or Craftsy, or most any other blog uses - cookies. Clear out the cookies on your computer and the ads will change. They aren't watching you - you are leaving a trail that they are using.

                          I use Facebook and have my moments with them. I treat them like any other website I have joined - I go through their preferences and make my selections to keep out what I want. So far, it does fine.

                          I can understand the LQS wanting only one method of sending out their information. When you have websites, Facebook, email, hard copy newsletters, instagram, and Pinterest around, it's just a lot for a small business to maintain. One of my pet peeves is old out-dated information on websites. It just drives me crazy. I got in a tizzy about my LQS that I volunteered to clean it up for them. Now it's so much better!
                          Last edited by snippet; January 12, 2017, 05:57 PM.

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                            #28
                            Re: Facebook frustrations

                            Originally posted by Lyndaj View Post
                            Putting one notice on Facebook is SO much easier for shops and that is why they do it. You can set up your privacy settings in Facebook like everything else. There is nothing to be afraid of with Facebook. In fact, there are some awesome groups there. Just saying.
                            At least you can try, Lynda. FB tracks everything. It doesn't matter what your "privacy settings" are. FB still knows and uses the information that you put on there any way that they want. I know there are good things about FB. I have access thru and friend's account, but rarely use it. I don't like a lot of the aspects of FB. So I guess I'll just lose out on some things but I have more peace of mind that FB geeks are tracking what I do and say.

                            But in reply to the OP's original post, I find using FB only extremely annoying and have told some small vendors I've met that. Who knows if it matters but I did tell them.
                            Patrice S

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                              #29
                              Re: Facebook frustrations

                              I signed up for FB years ago before they asked as many personal question. None of my personal information is real and I had opened a gmail account specifically so I wouldn't have to use my regular email account. I have about 20 friends, most relatives and I never click on any of the surveys you see and I never give a reason for deleting posts I find there. I get more and more annoyed at all the ways they try to get you to tell them why you reject a post. I've also dumped by history before and after I go there. It does come in handy once in a while but I really don't like it. Funny thing though is that although most are relatives it's surprising how many send me a birthday message because FB says it's my birthday. Between my name and my birth date, and talking about it for years, this just down right amazes me. Yeah, I just click like and roll my eyes
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                                #30
                                Re: Facebook frustrations

                                I know this thread is about FB, but several years ago I posted a question on a blog or another forum about something. I don't remember what I posted or were. Months later I was almost mortified to find my post as an item on a Goggle search I did. As far as I know it's still on Goggle. That's why I don't have a FB account. Kathy
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