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Old 03-01-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Here is some very interesting information, from National Geographic Magazine. The first link is to WIKI, for a general explanation of networking.

Social network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The next link is a visual representation of the top ten social networking sites and which countries are connected to various sites by volume; it also contains additional information....

http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...51285-001.html

Very cool graphics and easy to comprehend!
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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WOW! Whatever happened to personal privacy?

I always knew there was a reason not to visit this type of site now I'm sure of it!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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WOW! Whatever happened to personal privacy?

I always knew there was a reason not to visit this type of site now I'm sure of it!!!
What an "intellectually challenged" post .
Nothing interesting or informative in it...I'm trying to show web traffic and get I a privacy response. Social networking is about people coming together as friends....you only post the information that you want people to KNOW!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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It's not stupid. It's caution. Facebook *is* being datamined. Even if your direct information isn't available (I have a bridge to sell you!), your connections might be. By viewing your friends and connections, they can learn a lot about you, from other people. Every Facebook account is just a little privacy Chernobyl waiting to happen. Thelaw will use it against you. Vendors and marketing people will use it against you. Your insurance company will use it against you. Some of the apps and games surreptitiously unlocked some people's data so they can get to it, it was a requirement of the game. Employers (potential and current) are scanning Facebook accounts to see what you are up to in your private life. Not long ago it was revealed that Facebook staff had full access to everyone's accounts via a common administrator password, including accounts that had supposedly been deleted.

If you aren't worried about your privacy with Facebook, you probably aren't worried about privacy at all. That's fine for some people, but not for others. Of course, the real problem with privacy is that it is a cat that cannot be put back in the bag easily. Once it's gone, it's gone. There is very little room for mistake, and no room for trust.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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What an "intellectually challenged" post .
Nothing interesting or informative in it...I'm trying to show web traffic and get I a privacy response. Social networking is about people coming together as friends....you only post the information that you want people to KNOW!!!
"intellectually challenged" only from your point of view which I can ignore.

However, just how is concern for privacy interfering with web traffic?
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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Perfect example on ZD net yesterday:

Insurance companies want access to your Facebook so they can dispute your claims and they want to use court orders to get access even if your account is set to private.

The only private Facebook is no Facebook at all. Especially since Facebook never deletes accounts.

Social media privacy: Insurance companies want access to your Facebook | ZDNet Government | ZDNet.com
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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What, no Friendster? For those of you who are old enough (or should I say young enough?) to remember, Friendster was the King of cyber-based social networking in the early 2000s. Friendster had a problem, though. It was widely considered 'Christian' because of its heavy use of built-in censorship (you couldn't even type a$$ or azz and they even had a way to find questionable pictures, no matter how tame). When MySpace came along, many, many Friendster users jumped shipped because of MySpace's relaxed content policy.

Friendster is still in use today, and I believe the popular Internet-based social network in Southeast Asia. There are still something like 65 million users.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I NEVER said NOT to be careful...You only put in what you want folks to know!!!! The thread WAS about connections NOT privacy ISSUES!!! That's another topic...feel free to start a FaceBook privacy thread!!!
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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Don't be offended Pitt. Think of it this way... your link gave a visual representation of the privacy risks associated with social networking. The lines between people are fuses, and each account is a bomb. They can chain react against each other.

So your link is useful in that is sparked a realization of just how fragile privacy is in this day and age.
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