Facebook Gem or Kink

@zed_k4 (17624)
Singapore
March 19, 2010 8:07pm CST
Sorry for yesterday, I've totally forgotten about the t&c... Anyway, back to the topic on Facebook. Have you guys noticed that Facebook security has up its service. All of us have contacts in our contact list, right. We might add them for gaming purposes and stuff like that. But it doesn't mean that we would want to share photos with all our contacts. So lately, FB has it that you can choose from your contact list whom are able to view certain photos of yours. What do you think of this? A gem or just another kink? I think it's a gem. What's your take?
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
20 Mar 10
Its always good to have some privacy options especially in social sites like facebook else all our personal details and photos we share with our very friends might be in wrong hands and they might even spamm you.So i consider this move to be a Gem just like you bro.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
20 Mar 10
Thanks bro for coming.. it's going to be a great weekend for you there?? What are your plans.. For me, yup, sometimes with all these viruses looming don't care the period for when..and spam too.. it can be cool to have some privacy options. Things might fall in the wrong hands if not handled correctly, so I know what you mean with that.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
20 Mar 10
Havent decided yet----it might be routine thing play some cricket and have some fun in the nearby ground .Nothing much---how about then planning anything big
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
Cricket..? That's an awesome sport, though I don't know how to play it, I love watching it on TV sometimes. I'm not planning anything big.. just looking forward to resting. How about you, bro.. Have a great weekend..
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• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Mar 10
Hi Zed, I did observed and took it as a gem. however, i am not so much into the new features or development in facebook. i only use facebook to keep in touch with friends, hear more updates from them and see their latest photos but never did i play facebook games and other activities in there. of course it's nice to have this feature that only those that we want to see our photos can have the access. have a peaceful and blissful weekend my friend! is that you in the picture? nice one friend!
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
I think that's a gem too, msf. Thanks for coming to my discussion. Facebook games are really awesome and I love it too. I think there should be more security updates on FB that will be awesome for us to enjoy. And more games, LOL..but I don't want to be too addicted anyway. Heheheh, I shall let the mystery linger on for you...Thanks for saying it nice..
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• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Mar 10
okay...i think i need to discover that mystery in facebook. i will check on and go back to you later. but definitely more time for mylot right friend...
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Mar 10
Heeheee... You are a good teaser.. I like that. Yup.. that's so right. mylotting is tops, that's for sure..
@primeaque86 (8107)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
Hiya zed, I have noticed that also and I like it... but I am not really into facebook these days... though my account is always log in... I will open my games only, fishville and farmville... I found it helpful because I can chat with my online friends while I am doing my games... I almost forgotten my mafia... I would just visit their to see my properties growing... Yes, it's a gem... :-)
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
Oh, you like to play Fishville and Farmville..that's awesome. I used to play Fishville, but due to time constraint, I stick to Mafia Wars and now, I'm able to play Castle Age. It's a really cool game, introduced by my friend. Check it out if you have the time to. Chatting online.. I off the feature, because I know once I have it on, I'll become addicted, LOLz.... You should check out your Mafia Wars sometimes, maybe your properties are growing..and there's this new Chop Chop feature, hahaaa... Have a great weekend, prime..
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
Hello Zed, I am level 43 already in fishville hahahah. But I left my farm unplanted... I found it laborious. I have hundreds of unaccepted gifts in mafia---perhaps I should accept them now... everytime I visit it, I always discovered some improvements... maybe today I would play and I can even invite you in my mafia family. Castle age? I've heard of that, maybe I would make a try... Happy weekend to Zed... :-)
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Mar 10
That is cool.. just in case you have started playing Mafia.. do add me up, aite.. I'd love for you to join my Mafia family as well. Castle Age is fun, but Mafia is the no.1 for me for now, heeheee.. Take care, Prime..
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
20 Mar 10
Hi zed, I'm sorry to learn that yesterday...yeah, let's forget about it. I'm rather sluggish and always the last to know the latest thing at the very last minute...(shrug)...especially those happen at FB site. I just log in there to play game for a ten minutes or so... I have only one profile photo there. I don't feel easy to share all our photos with others whom we are not familiar with though they are in our contact. That's why I feel reluctant to upload my photos there. if so, of course the kink has become a sparking gem now. So feel relaxed to upload as many photos as you wish now. I'm unable to peep any of your photos there now Happy posting!
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
I'm sorry about it too, should you have answered.. Thanks for coming once more and I appreciate it, really. I try my best not to spend too much time on FB too.. anyway, it's getting too crowded there, and not so like it used to be so much. LOL.. but it's still alright in terms of games. I don't like sharing photos too..as long as they are people whom are laid-back and stuff like that. LOL.. but I think hackers are still able to check out photos if they want to, no matter how locked up they are. I think so.. I mean they wouldn't be called hackers then, heeheee... Have a great weekend, my friend..
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
24 Mar 10
Oh yeah.. that was really not my style at all, wonder what came over me, LOL. I apologize for that.. should you have decided to answer and then whoop, it's gone, heehee... Thanks my friend and see you around myLot boards..
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 10
I like to share what I know with my friends here. I hope my avatar appearing there would make the discussions to look more "attractive".......with the decoration of flower. Don't ever say that dear. It's okay. Yeah, I wanted to participate in then, but I was a step late... Take care
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
Nope, not really. Im still sketchy about the whole Facebook thing. I do have an account now but I made it because of a class requirement. Im careful that I dont post my photos and any basic information about me. But, my friends do and it is frustrating at times. I have accepted that I cant ask them not to do that because its their own account and they have the freedom to do whatever they want to do with it. Anyway, there have been changes on Facebook over the past few months and the "security system" is a part of it. It is good that they are sensitive to the current issues about privacy and are taking steps regarding it. But, would I call it a "Gem"? Nope. I wouldnt call it a "Kink" either. I guess it does give the account owner the option of sharing photos exclusively to some people only, but it is really just up to the owner of how he/she will take this new feature. I still believe that whatever you post or upload on the internet, no matter how much privacy a site says they have, it would still be considered a public content. That's just me anyways.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Mar 10
You are right, Bj... it's sometimes so scary thinking about that. Because of hackers looming and all that.. I'm also a bit skeptical about all these issues and sometimes, videos are leaked and all that and that's a scary thought. I mean... whether the video is personal or not... it's up to the person to answer for their own actions..but some of them make the mistake of uploading it, thinking that it's safe, when in actual fact, it's not..because there will always be hackers around..and that's the scary thought. I think private viewing is meant not to be shared even on social networking sites. Not saying that Facebook is bad, but you are right. A site can provide the best security feature ever, but at the end of the day, it's the people whom choose to share with whom is the issue at hand. You can never know whom you can trust online sometimes with really private contents, if you know what I mean. Thanks for your answer here, Bj.. it's well-thorough.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I do know what you mean, Zed.^_^ If it's really private in the truest sense of the word, then it shouldnt be uploaded to any site for that matter.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Mar 10
That's so2x true..
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
20 Mar 10
I don't do Facebook as I've heard of too many privacy problems there. However, it sounds to me that this procedure would be a GEM!!! I think that the MORE ways you have to control your own security would make it safer. Of course there is always that fool out there who think they are invincible!!!
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
20 Mar 10
You don't do FB too, sweets..? Same like drannhh then.. you are not missing much, as I'd say above. Unless you are a game freako like me, heeehee... You are right.. a few weeks back, I received notification not to open up a link on the inbox.. as it contains virus. I don't know how true is that, but I dare not open it and just chuck it in the bin. Anyway, as much as I think FB can be cool, it's getting crowded nowadays. Too many people already..and the worrying is the virus part. Ugh..
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
20 Mar 10
Here's a smile for you..
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
20 Mar 10
No, I do NOT do Facebook!!! Since I've moved back to my hometown, I live about a mile from Dad & the rest of my family lives within only an hour drive away. Most of my family is old & gray & do not have a computer. So, as much as I despise writing letters, my family still corresponds the old fashioned way...via snail mail!!! Now, back to Facebook...I fear the viruses that are so freely shared. PLUS, my local news did a segment on Facebook games. I LOVE playing games!!! However, do you realize that every time you play a game, you are passing ALL your & your friends information on to somebody you've NEVER met??? Read ALL of this for more info on the dangers of Facebook... http://www.wyff4.com/lookingout4you/22510856/detail.html So, I've made a conscience decision to NOT open an account there so there is NO way I can become addicted!!! As quickly as I became addicted to the Lot, I fear that I have an addictive personality & would soon spend most of my days there. Due to ALL the above reasons, I just refuse to set myself up for the potential problems. Be sure to read down the above article until it tells ALL the information that is gathered there that you do not willingly offer!!!
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
20 Mar 10
I think it's a good idea, but I still don't add people I don't know to my Facebook. Once you do that,then you always have to worry if you shared your private info with the right people. But I do use the security features for certain things. Like most of my friends don't play games, and they get annoyed if they see too many "game" posts. So whenever I post something to a game, I customize who sees it so only my friends that play games see it. Otherwise, I have a second FB account just for games :) There I will add anyone who plays the games I play b/c I do not put anything personal up there at all, not even my name! I know that FB probably doesn't like it, but I have heard of people who have a dozen accounts! So I figure there's nothing wrong with me having 2 just to keep my Game stuff separate. It feels safer that way.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
20 Mar 10
Oh, and ideally if FB really wanted to fix security, I wish they would let you play games with people without making them your facebook friends. I never understood that really. You should be able to befriend people in the game only and not link them to your profile.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
I think your idea is indeed a great one, vivasuzi. In that way, friends can check out your personal photos and whatnot..and the other account your gaming feature. I am very satisfied with your discussion answer here... it's the best so far. So yeah.. About that gaming part, you are right. So far, we can dis-include friends whom we don't want to on games. Like removing them from our friends list, but still keep them on the game. It's manually up to us for now. I think they will improve this in future. Hopefully. Thanks for your answer, have a great weekend to you.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
23 Mar 10
It may take awhile, but I bet eventually Facebook will learn to somehow separate games from "friends". It would be better security for sure! A lot of people on my "gaming" account are willing to add me, and they still share all their personal info. I don't have anything personal on my gaming account but am often amazed how these people aren't worried at all about their privacy. Some have 100s of strangers as friends just to play games with
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
22 Mar 10
Is there such a feature in facebook?? lol =D Though i'm a member there, but i dunno anything much about what facebook has got to offer.. lol =D All i know is that, my wall is really full of scribbles from game updates etc.. lol =D But i believe with this security feature thing, it's good.. So that, those underage users wont be able to see, what they wanna see after hearing from frenz.. lol =D
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
23 Mar 10
YEah, i do know about those privacy setting though, because there are some profiles whereby i happen to see some nice pictures and yet i cant view them all.. lol =D I'm not into games there, but rather frenz in my list are very much active, and thus flooding my wall.. lol =D
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
28 Mar 10
That's right.. and it's an added security feature, IMO.. Wow, your friends are active.. same for me.. a nice mix of personal and gaming ones..
@tjades (3591)
• Jamaica
14 Apr 10
Hey Zed. I definately think that added feature on facebook is a gem too. There are some things you just do not want to share with everyone. I like facebook and just hope they keep getting better and better. The lastest I heard is a complaint about them not adding a panic button on the pages. I hope they do that soon. I think it is important. People on the internet really need to be policed just as they are in our countries.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
20 Jul 10
I definitely am with you on this one, tjades.. there should be a panic button already. There are lots of bad people still on the Internet, and if there's a panic button on those pages, it'll be very useful. So sorry for my very late reply..
@hexeduser22 (6703)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
I totally don't notice this kind of changes unless I get so hooked in a site. I have a facebook account but I mainly use it to contact my girlfriend and friends. As long as I can contact them for free then I don't mind any changes at all
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
8 Apr 10
I like your take on this, bro.. just use it at a minimal use.. hmmmp..
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
25 Mar 10
Hey there! Although I haven't separated my Facebook contacts into groups, I think this is a great new feature. I think it's good that we can have friends on there that are just for apps and don't have access to all our info. I think Facebook did good this time! For those of my friends who I know use this new feature, they've all given me positive feedback on it. Thanks for asking!
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
28 Mar 10
You are welcome, JJ. Yes, I couldn't agree more.. this is a 'neat' feature, for sure. Definitely awesome, because we can know for sure now which stuff we would like to share and which we do not want to.. I hope there are no glitches though, and so far it's been so good. Have a great weekend and thanks for coming to my discussion.
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Mar 10
I thought that was a great feature over on Multiply, so why not Facebook too?
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Mar 10
Oh yeah, I've forgotten that Multiply has this function too.. awesome.. It's high time that FB has it..oh yeah..
@vandana7 (72960)
• India
20 Mar 10
Hi anak saudara, no issues. :) I dont go to facebook. It is not colorful - looks too messy and crowded. They need to make it neat and simple like mylot to tempt me. :) As to the feature, that one is a good one! Why should everybody who asks to be our friend get to see our photographs. Now, I will feel better to load some photographs there. :)
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
20 Mar 10
Hi Zed, Never been on my account there for quite a while, I haven't checked on this one yet. I personally don't want my pictures seen by everyone, particularly those that landed on my friends list because of other friends (meaning I don't really know them), so for me, this feature is a gem.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
Yes, you summed it up right.. and some of us mylotters are on Facebook for gaming reasons or to keep in touch with family and friends. So it's definitely a cool feature too for me. I'm glad you understand my discussion here, thanks so much Doryvien and have a nice day to you.
@voldrox (7200)
• India
20 Mar 10
hi zed :) oh well i am not that active on facebook, but i guess i have observed this upgrade, i think it is good, we could now have more privacy. Have a nice weekend.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
More privacy, that's awesome.. I couldn't agree more with you, bro.. Take care and have a great weekend..
@mimiang (3769)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
I like it if i can choose only those who could see my pictures
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
Me too.. it's a good feature to have.
@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
20 Mar 10
I thought all the social web sites had the option to block or share.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
I thought so too.. until Facebook comes up with this..
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
20 Mar 10
I'm on facebook but I haven't noticed this. I don't know what to think about it. It sounds more like a kink to me. I don't have very many photos on there but the reason why I say this is because I would like to be able to share all of my photos with all of my friends on there. I don't like the idea of adding friends on there just for gaming purposes, though. Kathy.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
20 Mar 10
Kink to you.. ? I can imagine how it can be. Sometimes, it's not fair to others because sometimes family members and friends might get offended when there's an option or something.. just an example. So I can see where that kink comes from.. Thank you for your response..
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
20 Mar 10
Have a great weekend..
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
Oh, I understand his intention there. Thanks Kathy for explaining about this.. and I'm so sorry about your friend's loss there. Memories like that can be really painful and hence, he did what he has to do.. So with this security update, it's better because then there's the option of posting pictures that are intended for which pair of eyes. Awesome.. Have a great weekend to you.
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@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
20 Mar 10
And now i have to hear that you are on facebook. I thought we at mylot were your friends?? TATA.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
Yup... friends in myLot are the best... can never beat the friends on FB, hehe.. I have some special friends there... but here we can discuss anything under the sun... Saphrina, you're still amongst my best girls here... Tata..
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
21 Mar 10
Thanx sweetie, that is so kind of you. TATA.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Mar 10
Heeheee....
• United States
20 Mar 10
Maybe I am wrong but this is myLot?? Right? If you have Facebook questions would it not be better to post them on your Facebook wall?
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
Oh yeah.. sorry for the inconvenience to you..
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
21 Mar 10
There are more interactions here.. and some myLot users do use Facebook so I want to know what they think of this new feature. Have a great weekend, Heather..