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    Facebook users protest retention of information

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    sfgate.com via associatedpress.com: Tens of thousands of Facebook users are protesting new policies that they say grant the social-networking site the ability to control their information forever, even after they cancel their accounts.

    Facebook's new terms of use, updated Feb. 4, largely went unnoticed until the popular consumer rights advocacy blog Consumerist.com pointed out the changes Sunday.

    That prompted a clarification from Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, although the new terms remain in force. Zuckerberg told users in a blog post Monday that "on Facebook, people own their information and control who they share it with."

    When someone shares a photo, a message or a status update telling friends what they are up to at the moment, they first need to grant Facebook a license so the site can pass that information along to authorized friends, Zuckerberg said. Without the license, he said, Facebook wouldn't be able to help people share information.

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    This doesn't make me feel any better.

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    Very interesting. If it wasn't for PinStack I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a Facebook account. It's like social networking for the nosy.

    I MUCH prefer linkedIn.

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    i used linkedin for my professional contacts, ex business associates, future

    i use facebook for socializing with past and present 'friends' ..

    myspace is for my 14 year old

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    Alot of companies are leaning towards keeping or selling your data
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    i personally find facebook to be more user friendly than myspace ever was, thus i rely on my facebook for doing bussiness and school events and keeping in touch with friends
    Never give up...you can always make a difference

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    One of the blogs I frequent was twitter complaining about this and now I know why...thanks for the info.

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    question for you, do you find twitter to be a very useful app on your phone??
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsu4lif3 View Post
    question for you, do you find twitter to be a very useful app on your phone??
    For the random brain farts I have, I'd say so.

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    i have never used it but i was thinking about investigating it,
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    I am a facebook user, I keep in touch with many friends from "back in the day" through that site. But honestly, I don't worry about my comments or pictures being kept by them. My life is not that interesting, there's nothing there that anyone would want. I don't post things that I don't mind sharing publicly. With any social networking there will always be some stranger looking at your info, be smart about what you post.

    I looked at linked in once, couldn't find a business category to fit what I do

    And myspace is a thing of my past........
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    yeah the only thing that i would be concerned about is the possibility of potential employers or grad schools finding comprising pictures of me out with my friends having a good time, if you know what i mean
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsu4lif3 View Post
    yeah the only thing that i would be concerned about is the possibility of potential employers or grad schools finding comprising pictures of me out with my friends having a good time, if you know what i mean
    Just stay away from American Idol and you should be fine!!

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    haha that was good man...but yeah man graduate schools not search facebook for those comprising photos
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    I use facebook a lot to keep in touch with all the people I know from back in the days of high school etc... Only have a few people still lingering on in myspace... That's why I can't get rid of it yet...

    Why are social networking sites going through all this mumbo jumbo... STOP SELLING OUR INFO !!!


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