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Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/1/2014 | 9:18:29 AM
Re: Another solution: share less
@Thomas I share very little personal information on FB, but I don't ignore it entirely because it is the main medium for a number of my friends. That's not to say I'm fascinated by every single picture of the kids some may post and certainly not by the pictures of what they made for dinner (why do people persist in that?), but I get some sense of what they're about and do get to know major things like when their kids graduate or are born or get married, stuff like that. 
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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6/30/2014 | 6:10:56 PM
Re: Another solution: share less
It is easier said than done my friend. I think the only way to abandon it entirely is if you team up with your most active friends & make a pact not to use it (or use something else to communicate). Other than that, you'll continue to get sucked into the FB-vortex.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/30/2014 | 4:57:51 PM
Another solution: share less
Having just returned from a vacation that passed without a single tweet or Facebook status update, I can say with certainty that I did not miss social media one bit. The best fix for Facebook is to ignore it entirely.
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nskate,
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6/30/2014 | 4:07:16 PM
False sense of privacy security
All data is stored and remained stored, even if it says "history cleared" on fb.  What the message should read is "All data has been cleared from all systems permanentely".  Even the act of clearing history is tracked and can raise a potential read/green flag.  If someone is clearing history a lot, the fb psychology "experts" may flag it and still can access the history.  Just the account holder sees it's not there, but it's still there.  Internet needs to be free and without prejudice and not having people behave like "spys" clearing history, using proxies, anonomyous account to make a statement, etc.  The issue is everyone can become a "lab rat" and the internet data can be used to forumlate a case study and the initial profile to begin the psychological experiement.  If everyone knew the articles read, sites visited, status posts made, photos uploaded and interests shared is used mainly for marketing and web related content delivery rather then for psychological evaluation tool, then it would be quite different.
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H@mmy,
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6/30/2014 | 3:55:03 PM
Facebook tracking browsing habits
I had to purchase a laptop from Amazon and did frequent searches about a specific laptop model. Not to my surprise, the advertisement of that laptop landed on my Facebook page. Each time I browsed Facebook I could see the ad of that laptop in the ad panel. I was frustrated to see the ad again and again and I decided not to purchase it at all.
H@mmy
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H@mmy,
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6/30/2014 | 3:49:38 PM
Privacy
Its strange that we are still willing to use something for more years to come, despite the fact that it is invading out privacy. These 4 fixes may atleast lower down the extent of sharing data. Does anyone find these intrusions helpful anyway ?
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