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Old 11-04-2014, 15:01   #1
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Poll - Unrelated to Sailing

OK, in another forum that I belong to that is completely unrelated to Sailing, we are having a debate. Unfortunately, people (myself included) have a dog in this hunt/discussion, and maybe can't see the debate clearly. Here's the question:

Assumption: one belongs to a FB page that requires you to request access and then be added to a group of about 200 people that are members of that page.

The question is: "does a reasonable, prudent person (an average person) feel that what they do/post/share on Facebook is private?"

What do YOU think?

P.S. Thanks for your input, and please feel free to think this is stupid and ignore it.
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Old 11-04-2014, 15:03   #2
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Re: Poll - Unrelated to Sailing

Nope. Nothing private on the web.
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Old 11-04-2014, 15:18   #3
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Yes, which is why I no longer post of FB.
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Old 11-04-2014, 15:21   #4
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Don't use social media. I've just finished a masters in digital marketing. I'd suggest ensuring you have no presence on common social platforms. All these systems are milking you for data to market to you. There are a massive array of analysis tools to sift through the big data.

It's scary.

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Re: Poll - Unrelated to Sailing

NO. and....Sorry for the drift.....
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Old 11-04-2014, 15:44   #6
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Anything I post I assume everyone will see
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Old 11-04-2014, 18:01   #7
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I never post anything haven't been to FB in over a year and won't go back
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Old 11-04-2014, 18:12   #8
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Nope not private in the slightest, assuming so would really show how little knowledge about Facebook you have.
The only private thing about FB is if you send a private message to a friend it's totally private, unless they share it with the rest of the world.
I use FB messenger to communicate with all sorts of people everyday. Friends, family, employees, business stuff. Instead of texting I use FB from my iphone.
It's partially an age thing
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Old 11-04-2014, 21:24   #9
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Sorry no facebook. So when I see friends I dont know what they did and actually have something to talk about..

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Old 11-04-2014, 21:59   #10
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Yes, which is why I no longer post of FB.
Meant NO. I don;t assume its private.
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Old 11-04-2014, 23:01   #11
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Facebook has nothing to do with it. Nothing you tell 200 people is private.
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OK, in another forum that I belong to that is completely unrelated to Sailing, we are having a debate. Unfortunately, people (myself included) have a dog in this hunt/discussion, and maybe can't see the debate clearly. Here's the question:

Assumption: one belongs to a FB page that requires you to request access and then be added to a group of about 200 people that are members of that page.

The question is: "does a reasonable, prudent person (an average person) feel that what they do/post/share on Facebook is private?"

What do YOU think?

P.S. Thanks for your input, and please feel free to think this is stupid and ignore it.
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I suspect most "average" people might think that they actually have some privacy when online. They are of course completely wrong.
Facebook supposedly has some extensive 'privacy' control settings that a paranoid type (moi) might try to navigate. Someone might try to set up those parameters to attempt a little privacy, but it might be like taking a shower in one of those tents on the fantail, a transparent one (I have a FB, but really haven't ever used it).
And there are many other means of exposure while just going about your usual online, email and surfing activities.
Between the behind-the-scenes data scavengers, and Facebook, et al's (Yahoo, Adobe Flash, etc., etc.) basic peer-to-peer mechanics and xray's: you be gittin' nekkid online.

Like 'goboatingnow' posted: "IT'S SCARY." out there.

(I've been slinging bits and bytes since long before it was called "IT", the '60-70's, before it all got tied together-- the "www". Innertoobz-like comms could be fairly isolated/safe once upon a time, no more, unless you take some serious evasive maneuvers.)
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I never post anything haven't been to FB in over a year and won't go back
If you still have the email account you used with Facebook, Facebook is still 'watching' you...
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If you want to keep something private, why on earth would you post it on facebook?
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Nothing on the web is private. That is why I am among those who are FB "drop outs"
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