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Topic: Facebook
Username: Soku39
Posted 2006-09-05 19:59:31 and read 1674 times.

So I woke up from a nap and fired up the facebook account only to find this new thing called newsfeed. For people not in college who don't have a facebook, its just like myspace but less creepy (or it was, read on...). This new feature pretty much does all the work for a stalker and more. I think it's pretty disturbing as everyone on campus is on that website, and I'd love for nothing more than to see that new "feature" gone. How do the rest of you feel about the thing?

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AA61Hvy
Posted 2006-09-05 20:05:04 and read 1671 times.

A bunch of people say its creepy. I think it's alright.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Okees
Posted 2006-09-05 20:11:13 and read 1665 times.

Hate it. Down with it!

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Jaws707
Posted 2006-09-05 20:20:51 and read 1652 times.

I think the new feature is pretty cool. I like opening it every morning to have all the little story lines and gossip from the friends all laid out on one page. Kind of like going to online to read the news in one place instead of having to click around for it.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: LooneyToon
Posted 2006-09-05 20:21:02 and read 1648 times.

i dont like it
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Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: PanAmerican
Posted 2006-09-05 20:33:43 and read 1632 times.

I think it's all right... You can chose to only have your friends view your profile, right? So you shouldn't have anything to hide from them and you can still chose to hide from the rest if you want to  
Or just watch out what you post on there from now on, lol...
But then again, it would probably be a good idea to have the option of turning it off so that others won't be able to see your latest actions... I agree.

Some of the things are unnecessary, that's true, but all in all I really like getting the news from everybody though... it's cool.
Especially that it shows new photo albums and stuff is nice I think...

[Edited 2006-09-05 20:48:25]

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Vikkyvik
Posted 2006-09-05 20:35:00 and read 1632 times.

Just logged in...

Decided to update my profile a bit while I was on there. Then go back to my homepage, and there's a little line saying "Vik updated his profile today" or whatever.

That is decidedly weird.

I really don't care much what my friends did on their facebook account every day. It strikes me as.....well, just as odd....Especially how it documents who you added as your friend for everyone to see. That's just strange.

Well, I used the words "weird" "odd" and "strange." Guess that just about sums it up. Aside from that, it didn't even register on my personal give-a-fuck-o-meter.

~Vik

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Newark777
Posted 2006-09-05 21:01:26 and read 1605 times.

It's cool. If you're a stalker.

I say change it, and fast. I just got a message on the news feed that my friend broke up with her boyfriend. Is that necessary?

Harry

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Coal
Posted 2006-09-05 21:04:27 and read 1597 times.

It may be weird, but after all only your friends are the ones that see it, not everyone else, as on myspace.

I guess it'll make little Miss "I got 563 friends" about adding random people she meets onto her account.

Coal

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AC773
Posted 2006-09-05 21:19:03 and read 1588 times.

Indeed, that's really creepy. Even MySpace doesn't display a log of everything you do on your page.  boxedin 

BTW just so everybody knows, there is an Facebook user group for A.net members.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Jaws707
Posted 2006-09-05 21:24:29 and read 1582 times.

Quoting AC773 (Reply 9):
BTW just so everybody knows, there is an Facebook user group for A.net members.

How do I join this group?

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AC773
Posted 2006-09-05 21:26:19 and read 1582 times.

Quoting Jaws707 (Reply 10):
How do I join this group?

Click on "My Groups" in your profile, then search for it. Click on the link, and there should be a button somewhere to join.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Jaws707
Posted 2006-09-05 21:26:50 and read 1582 times.

Thanks, I just did that and joined. I guess I am the 23rd member

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Dalb777
Posted 2006-09-05 21:37:54 and read 1569 times.

Haha, I'm #24.

yea this new facebook feature is just a little creepy....

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: DesertJets
Posted 2006-09-05 21:46:02 and read 1558 times.

Woot!!!! #25.


Yeah, I find the newsfeed thing a little odd, weird, strange, pointless.... but oh well.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: KaiGywer
Posted 2006-09-05 22:16:23 and read 1534 times.

#28

But...did Johan approve the use of our logo there?

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AA61Hvy
Posted 2006-09-05 22:31:52 and read 1529 times.

Jesus, Kai....He isn't making profit, who gives a shit?

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: USAFHummer
Posted 2006-09-05 22:35:01 and read 1527 times.

This newsfeed thing is really stupid...over the past few months I've found my loyalty slowly drifting over to myspace, and this just helps that case considerably...

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: ArmitageShanks
Posted 2006-09-05 22:40:34 and read 1525 times.

I don't like it either. You should be able to turn it off.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Boeing4ever
Posted 2006-09-05 23:00:13 and read 1506 times.

It's creepy, and too busy. It's as if everyone else's internet life is shoved into my face when I log in.

Dump it!

 airplane B4e-Forever New Frontiers airplane 

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: TNNH
Posted 2006-09-05 23:27:00 and read 1489 times.

i bet this new feature won't stick. it's really stalkerish.

TNNH

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Max999
Posted 2006-09-06 01:39:06 and read 1438 times.

Call 650-543-4800 (Facebook HQ) to lodge your protest against this new feature. They'll tell you on the phone to email them, but if enough people call it'll get their attention. And for those of you who live in or near Palo Alto you can visit their offices at:

471 Emerson St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2006-09-06 01:53:00 and read 1428 times.

Totally fucking creepy. I logged on today to find that the college gossip machine has finally gotten it's own newswire...great. If they don't get rid of this feature or add an option to keep your information from being posted, I may very well delete my account.

When I change my connection to someone (I never do it anyways, but let's be hypothetical), is it going to post "Guns and ____ hooked up at 4:50PM"?  Wink

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: USAFHummer
Posted 2006-09-06 02:03:41 and read 1415 times.

Anyone want to take the over/under at how long this feature lasts???...I'll set it at 2 days...over or under?

I'm taking the under...

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2006-09-06 02:08:55 and read 1411 times.

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 17):
This newsfeed thing is really stupid...over the past few months I've found my loyalty slowly drifting over to myspace

Let's hope that the negative reaction to Newsfeed in this thread is universal, because if it's successful, myspace will follow suit, and I think we all agree that would be REALLY creepy.

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 23):
Anyone want to take the over/under at how long this feature lasts???...I'll set it at 2 days...over or under?

 crossfingers  crossfingers 

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: FlyMIA
Posted 2006-09-06 03:38:08 and read 1380 times.

I agree its a bit to far, its an automatic stalker.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: N864DA
Posted 2006-09-06 05:01:12 and read 1356 times.

This is really taking it too far. I don't care what one of my friends wrote on the other's wall as well as who added who. There's already a group called "facebook news feed sucks". Hopefully this as well as phone calls/e-mails will gain enough attention and this creepy feature can be removed.

N864DA

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2006-09-06 05:51:20 and read 1334 times.

Quoting N864DA (Reply 26):
There's already a group called "facebook news feed sucks".

I like mine better.  Wink

http://evergreen.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2208705438

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AA777223
Posted 2006-09-06 06:04:07 and read 1323 times.

I hate it. I have already joined a couple of groups about how much the feed sucks, one with over 70,000 members already. I think it is a horrible idea, and no one needs to know every detail of everyones facebook activities.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Nosedive
Posted 2006-09-06 10:50:02 and read 1284 times.

Quoting PanAmerican (Reply 5):
You can chose to only have your friends view your profile, right? So you shouldn't have anything to hide from them and you can still chose to hide from the rest if you want to

You can, and you should also have the ability to turn this fucking "stalker-lite" thing off.

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 17):
I've found my loyalty slowly drifting over to myspace, and this just helps that case considerably...

Traitor! 1st you dishonor CU and now this  banghead 

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: USAFHummer
Posted 2006-09-06 16:08:15 and read 1254 times.

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 28):
one with over 70,000 members already.

There's one (may be the same one), thats up to 131,000 now...this is pretty incredible!

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: JCS17
Posted 2006-09-06 17:30:10 and read 1239 times.

It is totally creepy. I don't give a crap about what half my high school friends are doing... and some of my college friends. Even worse, I have to be updated with what's going on in AA61hvy's life. What happened to the Facebook of a couple winters ago when I joined?

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AA61Hvy
Posted 2006-09-06 18:11:38 and read 1226 times.

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 31):
I have to be updated with what's going on in AA61hvy's life

It's certainly more interesting than your life, busing tables at sorority house....You should be thanking me

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Cadet985
Posted 2006-09-06 18:25:53 and read 1223 times.

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 29):
You can, and you should also have the ability to turn this fucking "stalker-lite" thing off.

You do....go into your privacy settings, theres a way for you to make it so no one can see news feeds about you.

I guess enough people complained that they might be starting to notice.

Marc

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Cadet985
Posted 2006-09-07 01:03:35 and read 1171 times.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1532225,00.html?cnn=yes

I think they've noticed!

Marc

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2006-09-07 02:03:32 and read 1160 times.

I'm one of the 400,000 or so members who joined the group to oppose it. Its annoying and too revealing. Every move you make is shown.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: USAFHummer
Posted 2006-09-07 02:11:59 and read 1157 times.

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 35):
Every move you make

...Every breath you take...
...Every step you take...
...We'll be watching you...

Signed,
The Facebook Police

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: CVG777
Posted 2006-09-07 03:34:35 and read 1132 times.

Facebook seems to be down for maintenance...Hmm, I wonder why...   

I was around member 31,000 in the Students Against Facebook News Feed. That was at 9:00 PM Eastern Time yesterday (Tuesday, Sept 5, 2006). At roughly 9:00PM Eastern time today, that group broke the 400,000 member mark.

It will be interesting to see how this all pans out in the end.

Also, for those interested, the Facebook Revolt of 2006 has made the Top Stories section on the front page of CNN.COM. It links to the TIME article posted in Reply 34.

****EDIT****

Or maybe not...I can log on now, but I was getting that the site was "down for maintenance" and wouldn't be available for a few hours.

Perhaps the system is fried from the revolt...  Wink

[Edited 2006-09-07 03:39:34]

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: USAFHummer
Posted 2006-09-07 03:42:16 and read 1128 times.

FB isnt working for me...ding dong, is the witch dead?

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Corey07850
Posted 2006-09-07 03:57:49 and read 1121 times.

Well while I agree it sucks, all you have to do is click the little "x" next to the "story" and it takes it off so no one can see it

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2006-09-07 04:09:54 and read 1113 times.

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 39):
Well while I agree it sucks, all you have to do is click the little "x" next to the "story" and it takes it off so no one can see it

Yeah, but I'd really prefer not to have to do that every time I do...well, anything. Similarly, I don't need to know that that person I met once in Portland decided they liked some lame new band every time I log on.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AA777223
Posted 2006-09-07 07:12:51 and read 1090 times.

What does facebook have, 9 million members? Over 1/2 a million of those members have joined just one of the groups, not to mention the hundreds of others protesting these changes. I think Zuckerburg needs to get off his high horse and bow to the desires of the people who have made his site what it is. There has already been irrepairable damage to the site, as many people have begun deactivating their profiles. I guess Mark can just kiss that $2 billion price tag good bye. Looks like facebook is gonna end up on the clearance shelf, if he doesn't listen to his users.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: USAFHummer
Posted 2006-09-07 07:43:05 and read 1078 times.

As I write this and go to bed, the group is now at 500,000 members and shows no sign of letting up...I think it'll be somewhere between 800-900k when I wake up...

...and yes, Zuckerman or Zuckerburg or Zuckerwhatever definitely needs a reality check...

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AA777223
Posted 2006-09-08 15:18:23 and read 1009 times.

We sorta won. You can know decide which items show up on your Mini-feed. This can be accessed through privacy settings.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Newark777
Posted 2006-09-08 18:49:52 and read 990 times.

Now that you can control what shows up, I really don't mind it anymore. Still annoying, because I really don't care what groups my friends join, etc, but I can live with it.

Harry

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: SW733
Posted 2006-09-08 19:46:00 and read 971 times.

New facebook is horrible...no doubt about it

but I DID join the a.net group on facebook...now I just wanna be an officer (I'm greedy  Wink)

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: Dw747400
Posted 2006-09-08 23:09:26 and read 945 times.

Imagine how many business students will be doing case studies on this one...

If you want to be a CEO, learn something about MARKET RESEARCH. Three quarters of a million people joined just ONE of the protesting facebook groups in under a week... at a public corporation the CEO would be ousted for something like this.

Living proof that just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD.

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: AislepathLight
Posted 2006-09-08 23:15:36 and read 942 times.

I joined a couple of those groups. Kinda happy that they realised that people didn't like it. The news feed even started a couple of discussions about the feed.

I am one of the officers on the a.net face book! Yay!

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: DavestanKSAN
Posted 2006-09-09 00:50:46 and read 930 times.

I logged in and found this:

Quote:

An Open Letter from Mark Zuckerberg:
We really messed this one up. When we launched News Feed and Mini-Feed we were trying to provide you with a stream of information about your social world. Instead, we did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them. I'd like to try to correct those errors now.

When I made Facebook two years ago my goal was to help people understand what was going on in their world a little better. I wanted to create an environment where people could share whatever information they wanted, but also have control over whom they shared that information with. I think a lot of the success we've seen is because of these basic principles.

We made the site so that all of our members are a part of smaller networks like schools, companies or regions, so you can only see the profiles of people who are in your networks and your friends. We did this to make sure you could share information with the people you care about. This is the same reason we have built extensive privacy settings -- to give you even more control over who you share your information with.

Somehow we missed this point with News Feed and Mini-Feed and we didn't build in the proper privacy controls right away. This was a big mistake on our part, and I'm sorry for it. But apologizing isn't enough. I wanted to make sure we did something about it, and quickly. So we have been coding nonstop for two days to get you better privacy controls. This new privacy page will allow you to choose which types of stories go into your Mini-Feed and your friends' News Feeds, and it also lists the type of actions Facebook will never let any other person know about. If you have more comments, please send them over.

This may sound silly, but I want to thank all of you who have written in and created groups and protested. Even though I wish I hadn't made so many of you angry, I am glad we got to hear you. And I am also glad that News Feed highlighted all these groups so people could find them and share their opinions with each other as well.

About a week ago I created a group called Free Flow of Information on the Internet, because that's what I believe in -- helping people share information with the people they want to share it with. I'd encourage you to check it out to learn more about what guides those of us who make Facebook. Today (Friday, 9/8) at 4pm edt, I will be in that group with a bunch of people from Facebook, and we would love to discuss all of this with you. It would be great to see you there.

Thanks for taking the time to read this,

Mark

lol. Man this things weird.

As a side note, whats up with the random messages at the bottom, you know like "Too close for cannons, I'm switching to guns." Maybe they aren't there anymore. But what the heck,  laughing 

Damn the Airliners.net group has 68 members now. Crazy.

Dave

Topic: RE: Facebook
Username: FlyDeltaJets87
Posted 2006-09-10 07:51:22 and read 877 times.

I was invited to join a group "I sneezed and thanks to facebook, everyone knew".

I still prefer Facebook to Myspace (myspace must have servers from like, the 1970s because the website is down half the time I try to use it). Usually easier to use. Only limited people can see your profile. You can add more photos than you can on Myspace.

I do give credit to facebook for at least trying to improve the site and even more credit for quickly removing the news feeder when it met so much rejection and so many were demanding that it be removed from the site.


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