Posting on FB wall

@alokijon (665)
Malaysia
January 22, 2011 12:31am CST
Oh my God, I just found out that a few of my friends have been using the wall in the facebook to talk something that is too personal, meant for the two of them. Since I know FB I already know that wall in FB is public. Your friends can read it too. They are husband and wife and working far from each other. The only they can communicate is through FB (internet). The wife thought that the wall is only between the two of them but she is wrong. Even now I can read the post because it is appeared in wall too. But oh God forgive because I have read the posting. So I have to remind myself and all of you, do not post something personal or something you do not want others to know in your FB wall. Have you experience this kind of thing?
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24 responses
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Regarding the question 'if it happened to me?' not yet . I am very knowledgeable in all the options and privacy tools on facebook . Add to that that I'm not posting status very often hihi . So they can't really access my daily life . Well I've seen some of my friends one time made the comment box look like a chatbox because they poured it in with many messages . I don't really care about what they talking so I just ignored it .
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@veidt46 (10)
22 Jan 11
Well, they can always modify their 'privacy' settings first before posting anything. That way, only chosen users can see whatever they're blurbing on. They can also use this: "@typeinnamehere Hey! What's up?" and then modify the privacy setting so "typeinnamehere" will be the only one to see your post! Well, sometimes, I can't resist... it's too heckibly tempting. Once or twice (whenever it hits me), I peek in my crush's wall and not 20 minutes longer, I just find myself reading through different wall-to-wall posts! Anyway, I seriously don't do this. If I want to communicate with the people I want to talk with, I can try the PM features of Facebook. What the - it is for privacy right? 'private' message. You get me? ;) I also go for chats. I have already disabled everyone from posting on my wall.
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@Jlyn10 (11974)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 11
It is not right to read other people's post if you know that it is personal. Being a good friend, I think you should tell them that everyone can read their post.
@alokijon (665)
• Malaysia
25 Jan 11
It is not that you really want to read it. It is just that the discussion appeared in my wall too :-) I did tell the husband indirectly that the wall is open to public, meaning all your friends or majority of your friends in the FB can see it. See, I do not one to meddle in other people life. If I tell them it might embarrassed them so better for me I act like nothing is happened. Some more I am not going to judge them for what I have read. They are really a sweet couple actually.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hello. It never happened to me and whenever I post something in my wall it is meant for everybody to see. But,no I haven't read anything too personal from my friends' feeds. But, I read some of my friends that they were reading post from their own friends about people talking in a more personal level. What do you know? Maybe the couple did intend to let others read their posts even if they are intimate or too personal. Sometimes people do that to get attention and more comments.
@alokijon (665)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 11
I am not sure whether my friends want us know about their post. I think they want to keep it on purpose because the husband did asked the wife to use message system but the wife said that nobody can see it. I have no intention of reading what is suppose to be personal but it did appeared in my wall so accidentally I read it. :-)
@zandi458 (28116)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 11
Unfortunately some people are ignorant about the whole working of FB. I too have seen many writings on the walls in FB which I think should be private has been made public for the world to read. I have never written on my walls in FB as I don't want others who have no business with me to share my thoughts.
@magrylouyu (1629)
• United States
22 Jan 11
I have known this for years. I've been an active Facebook user now for almost 4 years. I post just about anything and everything on my wall. The way I see it is if you dont like it dont continue to read it. I approve people I actually know and people I have been friends with for years and years. I dont just approve anybody. I've posed some things on my wall along with my husband and it doesnt bother me or anybody else. I'm just a very open minded person.
@alokijon (665)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 11
Well I don't say that I do not like to read it. There is a devil in me to read anything hehehe. Just that after I read it, do they really want us to know? :-) Now I have already know what they just did. :-)
@JohnMach (552)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Some of the users there just post whatever as if no one else can read their status. Too dumb if you ask me. I don't post there at all. I just log in at Facebook to read private messages and approve friends, that's it. I don't even play a game there.
• United States
23 Jan 11
ME TOO! The games are mindless and just a waste of time. I don't care who's virtual crops need watering. THEY ARE NOT REAL.
@damned_dle (3943)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
That's just.. not right! I hope you did tell them so they can delete it and never post too personal stuffs on their walls. I haven't experienced that yet because I knew from the start the it is public. But I have seen some of my friends doing it on purpose posting their fights on FB for everyone to see. Well, that's their life but I really hate seeing those.
@alokijon (665)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 11
Telling them about it? Oh no...I am not going to do it. I do not want to meddle in their life. If I tell them, I am sure they will feel embarrassed because they know that others know about it. Let it be like that. I just want to discuss it here. Here no names mentioned etc. It is just for general discussion. :-)
@tash01 (2031)
• Jamaica
24 Feb 11
That's not right to post your personal stuff on facebook. i even see people cursing other people on their wall post their. People should leave their personal stuff in their house an not online.the wall is public every one of your friends can see what you post their . The only thing i post on my facebook wall is motivation and bible verse and good morning to my friend. I have seen people who post their personal stuff but they are stupid.
@cream97 (29146)
• United States
19 Feb 11
Hi. alokijon. I try to never do this. It is no telling what people can get access to these days. I thought that there was a feature set on the privacy settings where a person can block someone out. I know that I have banning a relative of mines from commenting on posts. I don't want to even see what she has written.
@lisa0502 (1725)
• Canada
25 Jan 11
I do not like to post anything personal. But I do know people that do. There are too many people that are willing to share every aspect of their lives to the world. The thing is that not everyone wants to know all of your buisness. So if it is generic enough then I will post it.
@ifa225 (11092)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 11
Hi Alokijon, sometimes people forget that they are in public area when in FB. i had seen many friend of mine to taking about her/his personality life. in fact, they are showing their anger like wanted to kill someone in pieces. some of us will think that this is a serious statement.
@ybong007 (6655)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
There's nothing wrong with it as long as the posts are not vulgar or anything about what they do in private. I have friends too who are working apart and they all say things such as I love you's and stuffs and I guess it's just their way of telling everyone about how they feel. If the posts are not for everyone's consumption the best thing to do is send them a message about it and they'll even thank you for the effort.
@aerous (13452)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
I never experience that thing to my friends there. They should talk privately because that social networking site is very popular all over the world...they want to be known for being impolite...
@SViswan (12057)
• India
23 Jan 11
When the personal message option is available on FB, I don't understand why couples do their cootchi-cooing on the wall. I think most of them are doing it on purpose (maybe not your friends because you said the wife doesn't seem to realize). One of my cousins and his girlfriend would do it all the time and it would irritate me no end....because I would get notified of it on my wall too!! I couldn't even avoid seeing it. As it is there was an issue going on about their relationship in the family and most of us are connected on FB. My dad would see it and so would most of our other cousins. Of course, we knew they are in a relationship but please...we do not want to know the intimate details! I tried hinting nicely but when it still didn't stop, I had no other option than to remove my cousin from my friend list ...and also his girlfriend :(
• India
23 Jan 11
yeah what you are saying is absolutely correct .in facebook wall we can post our status message it can be a general thing because it will be displayed all the friends of you . they can comment over it. if its too personal we should avoid it . they have personal message sending option in facebook ,we can use it its secure way of sending personal messages,i haven't experience any of this since i knew it well...
@raj7shot (839)
• India
23 Jan 11
Good morning friend, I can comment on your post "But she is Wrong" "But oh God forgive me" I don't know what they post.If he is your friend means you can highlight their conversation and tell tell not use FB for these kind of things.So many email clients are there you can use them for these purpose..lol..
@Hatley (164081)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jan 11
hi i am on facebook but I stay very discreet and do not put anything anywhere there that I do not wa nt the whole world to read.its bad enough that we all of us already have left footprints on the web whether we meant to or not as we have been in various sites that have let our business out all over the web. but still I have never divulged anything that I wou ld not want strangers to know.
• United States
23 Jan 11
Just to say to read this, as I do have friends who do this also and have had some form of bad results with it. Sometimes I say to myself that some people do not belong on certain sites, at least until they understand what they are signing up to. I do hope that someone alerts them that everyone can read everything from under the sun, and that if it is not set to private the entire world can read that. So sad for them and hope they understand it needs to be removed and not done again because it can affect them.
@joystick (1678)
22 Jan 11
There are alot of people that put what ever they like on their walls not worried about others seeing it and some times people do not realise that other people can see it.I think that face book causes alot of trouble, so i have wiped all of my wall and i know that there are other people that are doing the same now.