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Shane M. O'Neill
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8/21/2013 | 6:41:40 PM
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I had that experience recently. I downloaded a silly mobile app and could only sign in through Facebook. The app wanted access to all my Facebook info -- profile, current city, friend list, email address, birthday, education history, interests, likes, etc, etc. All for a silly app. Needless to say, I didn't sign in and deleted the app.
Thomas Claburn
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8/20/2013 | 8:17:04 PM
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That's more or less my view on it too. I have Facebook as locked down as the privacy controls allow. But as a consequence it's less useful. I maintain a presence there mainly for communicating with relatives who seem to prefer it to email.
Shane M. O'Neill
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8/20/2013 | 4:50:17 PM
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If your business lends itself to wide appeal (consumer products, mainstream media, car dealerships, etc), you're insane not to have a presence on Facebook. But personally I've never been able to make Facebook work as a professional social networking resource. LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ have taken care of that. Facebook is for personal use, though less and less since I discovered Instagram.
RobPreston
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8/20/2013 | 2:39:42 PM
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Color me old school. What I do on Facebook (and I don't do a lot there) is mostly personal. What I do on Twitter and LinkedIn is business. I'd prefer not to cross those lines.
Alex Kane Rudansky
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8/20/2013 | 2:15:48 PM
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I agree that nothing on Facebook is private, so in some cases you might as well merge public and private accounts. I do think it's time for companies resistant to Facebook to jump on the band wagon. It's consumer preference, and therefore it needs to be business preference in order to cater to that expectation.


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