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Old 12-12-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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Has anyone else seen a message "Would you like to tag [friend]?" when looking at someone else's recently posted photo on social media? It has somehow recognized one of your mutual friends in the photo, and is asking you if YOU want to tag the person.

Why in God's name would I want to tag a friend in someone else's photo? NO!! That's my answer.

This has been troubling me for weeks now.

What is going on??
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:07 PM
 
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Data mining. If you tag them then they are known. I never tag anyone in a photo.

Although you could have fun with it. Pick someone and give them an interesting name. Algonquin Simmons or some such.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:26 PM
 
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Classification. It allows your friend to know they are in a photo. It also makes it easy to find photos of a particular person because they're tagged in it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:32 PM
 
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Which is why I never do it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:37 PM
 
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And on that note...

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Old 12-13-2014, 12:15 AM
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If you ever have a quick and unexpected need to compile a bunch of photos of that person, say for a party or heaven forbid... a memorial, you might be glad to have tagged their photos.

The benefit to tagging is long-term.
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:51 AM
 
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But the ultimate goal is DATA MIMING ...... No one should confirm they know anyone!!
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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But the ultimate goal is DATA MIMING ...... No one should confirm they know anyone!!
Okay, We'll treat you like a stranger then.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

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But the ultimate goal is DATA MIMING ...... No one should confirm they know anyone!!


By consenting to be on Facebook, you're consenting to be mined. It's right there in its massive TOS. Having Facebook know who my friends are and what they look like is the least of my worries when I'm using the service.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Has anyone else seen a message "Would you like to tag [friend]?" when looking at someone else's recently posted photo on social media? It has somehow recognized one of your mutual friends in the photo, and is asking you if YOU want to tag the person.

Why in God's name would I want to tag a friend in someone else's photo? NO!! That's my answer.

This has been troubling me for weeks now.

What is going on??
For the greater good of a communist society of we know who you are and we know what you're doing.

New party game... Pin the tag on the comrade
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