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@icesmile (7172)
Romania
February 7, 2010 10:26am CST
This phrase can be found in a 90% of profiles on which various people they choose to submit their profiles online.WHY? Why, if you are chosen to make a profile on a social site on the internet does not let people know you as you present in the profile? This is not why you make a profile on different sites? To let people know your profile?What people want to hide the with this"private profile?" You think they use private profile only for make people curious, and try to be friends with them just to pass it barrier private profile? What do you think about this? do you use to have a "private profile....even you choice to put your profile in a public place to internet?
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I can't speak for everybody else's motives but I can tell you mine. Just because I parked my car in a public place doesn't mean I want everybody who walks by to have an access to my car. Social sites are exactly that. A place where I can socialize with MY friends, not with strangers. Also it has to do with type of profile, or degree of details in it. There are some sites that have only basic profiles & there are others that have little more detail profiles.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
Who is the friend with whom the Internet? can avoid a real personality, or you can fall into the trap of a man without backbone, all possible. How many mistakes have to do until we find truths? You pass near the luck, or you can find it in a profile that is not private!!!
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7 Feb 10
Many people choose to set their profiles as private because they join these sites to join in with their friends, not to attract attention from outside their group. So if you are a friend you will see their profile otherwise you don't.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
You have such a serious figure in your avatar ... how can you believe that? who i and set private profile that only wants to be more interesting, or to conceal something improper photos who is sincere and friendly, never will set the profile to private... we are here to find friends, not to hide something..
7 Feb 10
I know for a fact that people join social sites to have fun with their friends, those people they trust and get on with and are not interested in meeting others online, as for the reason why they set it to private. That doesn't make them less friendly or honest, just that they are comfortable with their closed circle of friends which they trust. It makes sense in many cases when it is a young person profile, especially with so many creeps using the internet to hunt out young people.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
No, no and no; let me to have other opinion; if you have a profile to Hi5(is just an example) you will see there that serious people never have private profile, but who have strange photos(you know what i mean, sexy photos) all have private profile' ....if you have a profile, who is in a public place, why you must set as private? is for sure a hidden reason
@Aaleexix (2291)
• India
7 Feb 10
People don't want to express more on online. I don't want to present my profile online. Net is not safe now. There are various problems related with net. Security theft and the identity published in net carries some problems. people don't want to put themselves in risk so they don't want to disclose everything in net.
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@Aaleexix (2291)
• India
7 Feb 10
You are right it is used as a way of attraction also. And if profile is restricted for friend then people want to be friend. But in many profile the identity is not the correct one. And anything in net is in suspicion. We can be friend with anyone in net but hardly believe each other.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
you are so right, never know who is behind a profile or another...but we can have surprises too; to find great peoples, who are great in real too, and who are to shy to show what they are in real....all is possible, i admire a lor who have this idea with internet, can make people who are afraid in real to show who are they; bravoo...
@Aaleexix (2291)
• India
7 Feb 10
Actually net is a mysterious world. Everything look like real but nothing is confirm. It is right that in this discussion it is confirm that two people are typing something here. But nothing is confirm behind the profile. Writings are real but the person behind this writings are illusion. People are very expressive behind the curtain. Even more than the real life. It is look like a hide and sick game. But great thing in all this is that people enjoy more and more in this.
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• United States
7 Feb 10
Hi, Ice! I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not interested in spending time on someone who thinks they have to keep themselves so secret, but they go on-line anyway. It doesn't make sense at all...
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
Teacher, you know very good,you understand the philosophy, who is hiding, has something to hide, that I started this discussion , why, whether you're making a public profile, choose to be private? if you want to be private, should not you do a public profile., I'm right or not?i am wrong?
• United States
7 Feb 10
You are absolutely right! Why go public to remain private?
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
you got my idea...
• United States
7 Feb 10
One reason I can think of is that the person joined the site, because most of his friends are already on it. This person is not really looking for new friends, & is only there to associate online with the friends he has. This is true about women. Quite often, guys seem to have lost their manners online. Therefore she may have her profile set to private to avoid these people. I would not be surprised to hear that women can lose their manners when they see a certain guy as well, but I have not heard of a situation like this happening.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
Him happy to see you again...you are very right, day by day people are so rude sometimes , of course not all, but are many; are weak people who like to hide under a nickname, and from this "small" world, of course can come just a "small" person; But i am sure that are many people very polite honest and nice on line too.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
sorry, Hi, not him...
• United States
8 Feb 10
I understood it. The comma key & the m key are right next to each other, & it is easy to hit the wrong one.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
hi ice, i prefer to be private to the people i do not know. anyways, once i accept an invitation and they get to my list, they are already allowed to view. and that is my prerogative, only friends can see, not outsiders. ann
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
Who are your friends online? are your neighbors, or people people from your family? I am sure not all of your friends, you known on the internet, so they were unknown at a time, so why you must to have a private profile , you can do a few friends more, you don t have many friends?
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
hi ice, it is mostly online friends here who i really do not know. i only get to know more as the discussions progresses.. the way their discussions go and the way they respond. in other social networks, still i like choosing to be private. i dont add people with avatars of bodies displayed or pouting lips, etc. seems like they are there for other purposes aside from friendship. ann
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
"Why go public to remain private?" the teacher have so much right...cobtateacher, who answer to me before...
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• Singapore
13 Feb 10
Yeah, some people are actually afraid that their private information get misused. So they would only rather only reveal their information to their friends only. Being on a social network website do not mean that you want to socialise with strangers. I usually only accept friend requests on facebook from those I already know so that I can have additional way to contact them. By having private profile, you can control who can access your private information through friend request system, limiting abuse.
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
This is done to protect one privacy and only intended for friends or to those closest to the person making their profile set to private since not all people are nice their are those nasty so they need to be deleted or else they would be a nuisance.
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@Amigone (44)
• United States
8 Feb 10
Some people make profiless on social networking sites only to connect with freinds and family who may not live in the area. I have private profiles becuase I have pictures of my children up, not becuase I have something to hide. They are there so that people who know me can see how they are growing up and what I am doing with my time and life. NOT so that random strangers can spy on me. Private profiles do not mean that you have something to hide or that you are trying to gain more friends through the alure of mystery. There was a time that people would not bat an eye at a private profile but now with todays "Look at ME!" society it seems strange to want, you know, privacy while still maintaining conncections. There is nothing wrong with being selective about who is in your life, there is nothing odd about someone not wanting the ENTIRE world in thier business.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Feb 10
some people only choose to associate with people they know or they've gone private because they've been harassed online...
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@hagirl (1296)
• United States
8 Feb 10
I do not have a myspace page just a facebook..... One thing I do make private is my address and my phone number....As far as my name I do not care if anyone knows...
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
8 Feb 10
this is one thing I can't understand myself. I have a profile on the tagged.com webisite. I have these friends request that come up all the time and I look to check the profile prefore I accept. it is is set privaite, I did not accpet at all. this is becaese I can't read anythning about that person who wants to friend me. the onely reason I can think they keep profile private is becesue they only want persons who are allready friends to commucate useing the site.
• United States
8 Feb 10
Maybe their reasons for making their profile private, Are PRIVATE. Personally I have wished sometimes to make my profile into a PIRATE Or make my profile settings to AUTOPILOT - but that was another site altogether...
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• Canada
28 Feb 10
Somepeople are like you and I, and we get on line because we want to meet NEW people, whereas there are plenty of others who's only reason for being on line is to communicate with people they may already know, such as family and friends who live far away, and for whom it's easier to communicate on line. Also, this is a defult setting for Facebook.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
8 Feb 10
It varies for me. For myspace and facebook I would set it to private as I have been spammed before and sometimes all I have in my inbox would be someone who wants to befriend me to post marketing links that runs down my page. But here it's different as it's managed well.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
8 Feb 10
i set some of my profiles to private in some of those sites. that is to let someone who wishes to view my complete profile, send me a request. by that point, you can see who are trying to have a connection with me. it's not that internet is public, there is still privacy in some sites. and they offer them or inform them about it so you have a choice, set public or private.
@inedible (771)
• Singapore
8 Feb 10
Like a number of users have already said: Sometimes, people only want their friends to see their profiles. They don't want it to be accessible to every stranger on the internet. Even if they let strangers add them as friends, at least they'll have a chance to filter out friend requests and reject those from really suspicious-looking users.