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Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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7/14/2014 | 5:20:03 PM
Checking It Out
The deck of this story definitely captured my attention -- and I think it'll entice a lot of other people, not only to read this piece but also to check out this social media site (despite its uncomfortable-to-say name). Whereas Facebook privacy (or lack thereof) was something I used to only discuss with my more tech-savy friends, more and more of my non-tech friends now talk about it, worry about it, and are uncomfortable with the company's policies. The recent "emotion research" definitely got people talking and rethinking Facebook. 
Thomas Claburn
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7/14/2014 | 7:34:35 PM
Re: Checking It Out
Despite growing awareness of the privacy issues, I have yet to see any convincing figures that suggest actual behavior is changing. People like to talk about privacy without doing much about it.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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7/15/2014 | 9:16:35 AM
Re: Checking It Out
Anecdotally -- and this isn't anything scientific, by any measure! -- I've seen friends post fewer items about health (for example, I've known friends who have been in hospital, been ill, etc., and who had in the past posted this type of info but haven't done so recently). OTOH, I didn't ask them whether their failure to post was because of FB privacy! Sometimes being a friend is more important than a half-baked, unscientific seat-of-the-pants poll that doesn't mean anything anyway! But I did find it interesting!


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