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David F. Carr
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4/4/2014 | 9:37:40 AM
Hooray for the Facebook privacy dinosuar
Maybe this is a small thing, but it's a very positive step to help people understand the implications of sharing in the Facebook environment. I do some fancy tweaking of my sharing settings from time to time, but I've still managed to share a message more broadly or more narrowly than I intentded from time to time. I wouldn't mind some help from a dinosaur.
Kristin Burnham
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4/4/2014 | 10:17:15 AM
A positive change
It's certainly uncharacteristic of Facebook, but a positive step in a new direction that will help teens and adults manage their settings. I think we've all been in a situation where we shared something accidentally with a broader audience than we intended.
Ariella
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4/4/2014 | 12:45:07 PM
Re: A positive change
@Kristin yse, even with email when the pull down menu pulled down the wrong name, and I only realized when the unintended recipient replied.
Shane M. O'Neill
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4/4/2014 | 1:49:50 PM
Re: A positive change
It's great to see Facebook -- the king of sneaky opt-out privacy settings -- looking out for the user. The blue dinosaur warning is a small thing but it helps build trust. It's a PR move but a good one.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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4/4/2014 | 2:09:52 PM
Re: A positive change
@Shane yes, even PR moves could have a positive effect.
Somedude8
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4/4/2014 | 3:02:55 PM
Re: Hooray for the Facebook privacy dinosuar
I agree this is a smart move, but why the 8 bit Barney?
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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4/4/2014 | 4:02:16 PM
Re: Hooray for the Facebook privacy dinosuar
I Like you, you Like me ...

My first thought was actually that Facebook developers think people who care about privacy are dinosaurs.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/4/2014 | 4:46:38 PM
Re: Hooray for the Facebook privacy dinosuar
>My first thought was actually that Facebook developers think people who care about privacy are dinosaurs.

Trust your first impression.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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4/7/2014 | 9:49:35 AM
Re: Hooray for the Facebook privacy dinosuar
...or that privacy is extinct, just like the dinosaurs. :-)
SachinEE
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4/14/2014 | 7:14:06 AM
Re : Facebook 'Privacy Dinosaur' Warns Before Posts Go Public
Thank you for this very useful post. I found some very useful information about privacy settings in this post which will be helpful in doing my future posting more precisely. For example I didnít know that changing the audience one time for one post changes the audiences of all future posts.
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