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I'm on facebook and worried a bit. Can employers get access to my profile without being friends with me? I've checked the privacy settings to only limited my friends to be able to view my profile but is there still a way for employers to get access? What is your policy regarding these sites? some people would never put themselves on.
 
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Did you read through these: http://www.new.facebook.com/help.php?page=419

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the link is out. I'm sure all these social networking sites are all protecting user's privacy and all but I still get apprehensive.
 
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:
I'm sure all these social networking sites are all protecting user's privacy



Their business is not your privacy, so I would not make that assuption. Personally, I assume everything I put on the internet is public and permanent.
 
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:
the link is out. I'm sure all these social networking sites are all protecting user's privacy and all but I still get apprehensive.



I am guessing you are not using the new facebook if the link is not working. Just look for the facebook privacy link.

And as Joe said, I think of what is online is public.


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Yeah I sort of assume that, but I can't really take responsibilities for people in my friends list. I mean some of them have pictures with sluts in their arms or a joint in one hand and a bottle of god knows what in the other. I think I'll go back to orkut where I had normal friends.
 
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I guess I'll just never understand the point of having "friends" that you don't know (or don't even like).
 
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These are people I do know and do care about, its just that they've decided to piss their youth away and let the world know about it. I don't know if that's a strong enough reason to snap ties with.
[ July 28, 2008: Message edited by: Arvind Birla ]
 
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:
... I don't know if that's a strong enough reason to snap ties with...


Well, if your only "ties" with them are Facebook...
 
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Yeah, the whole thing makes no sense to me.

"Hi, world, here's some marketing info about me. This guy and this guy and this guy are my friend, so check out their marketing info too, then come back and sell us stuff!"

Then the only people who can look at it are your friends, and of course every organization who pays Facebook money to let them see it -- which I would imagine is a whole lotta organizations. Privacy policy, sure.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:

Well, if your only "ties" with them are Facebook...



OMG. Its so much easier to write crap on their walls as opposed to sit down and press pen to paper and actually spend an hour trying to be all formal and crafty. I mean what is a man to say to another man? LOL.
 
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
I guess I'll just never understand the point of having "friends" that you don't know (or don't even like).



I like the idea that social networking sites are actually MMORPG's (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game):

Users create a character profile, which may or may not share similarities with their real-life identity. They then form clans and engage in quests with likeminded individuals - it's just that here, the quests spill out more readily into the real world. Also, in MySpace the quest can often be to have sex, rather than to capture the magical crystal of Sevratez.

 
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more ironic or perhaps somewhat tragic, these sites are social networking sites but you actually end up becoming more anti social with people in the real world spending so much time on this.
 
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I dont think Facebook affords its members even the most basic forms privacy at all on the contrary I think they actually read your private messages. I have 2 people in my network, both training to be pilots, I communicated with both using what I thought was supposed to be a private channel, but I now see ads on the side bars from time to time about how to get my CPL in 12 months. I know that facebook has a business model and they pull in about 150 mil dollars a year in revenue, but this is not the way to do it I feel.
 
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It probably is a private channel in the same sense that Google Mail is private - it means they try hard not to let an unauthorized human being read what's being written. That their automated ad systems use the information to better target the users with ads is kind of a given, I think.
 
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