[rant]Facebook, friends added automatically?[/rant]

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Sac Arrow, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Sac Arrow

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    Okay.

    Now, every once in a while I do stupid s**t in a drunken stupor and wake up to regret it like posting threads on cole slaw and waking up next to a farm animal, but it's happened again for the third time and my computer was OFF the whole time. In fact I wasn't even near it.

    Yes, Facebook has been adding 'friends' without my knowledge or permission. Two have been people I know, and one is someone I do not know. I don't have friends. I don't like friends. Friends don't like me. If you are a Facebook friend of mine then you probably aren't reading this post, and if you are then just assume that the above does not apply to you. You are special.

    This is bizarre. It's like someone hacked my account and felt that I was socially inadequate and needed more online presence. I don't need more online presence. I need less online presence.

    You are probably wondering why I'm such a loser as to be Facebooking on a Friday night instead of trolling the bars and pubs. It is because right now it is Saturday morning and I did that last night. It is because I was trolling the bars and pubs last night instead of whoring it up on the Internet I know I wasn't Facebooking.

    Had anyone else had this happen?
     
  2. Anymouse

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    Did one of your bar partners mention being your Facebook friend for long long time last night??
     
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    Never seen that.
     
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    I didn't even know I had a Facebook account until my wife found it and really got mad at me for telling her I did not have a Facebook account. All that is on their is my name, nothing else.
     
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    Same two FB friends for many years.
    Change your PW?
     
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    Perhaps you opened one just to use the Facebook Connect login feature on some other site?

    Some sites have abandoned their own username / password login systems and require users to log in using FaceBook (and/or Google, Twitter, etc.). I close my accounts on those sites and tell their managements to kiss my ass.

    Even more annoying (and stupid) are businesses that use Facebook rather than having real Web sites, and further compound their idiocy by requiring visitors to have Facebook accounts just to see their public-facing pages. Do they really believe that casual visitors who are interested in their products or services are going to create social networking accounts just to browse their "sites?" They immediately get clicked-out of, as well.

    Rich
     
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    Deactivate worked for my account.
     
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    I agree that Sac has far too much online presence. Far, far too much.
     
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    100% agree Rich! Especially, as you said, a friggin business. I ain't doing Facebook just so I can check out your crap. Very annoying, and as you said, I just move on to a competitor.
     
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    Don't do Facebook. Never understood the attraction. Yes you can see all the people you used to know but didn't like enough to keep track of and the whole thing is fake. I don't care what you had for dinner last night.

    My wife just had to go through her page and deleted about forty people because she got tired of all their whining and crying over our new elected persons. She had one friend a couple months ago defriended her and called her every name in the book because of that stupid pipeline! Her friend thought it was going to ruin everything and everyone if you put a pipe in the ground. Wow.

    Anyway, good luck dealing with mr zuckerberg and his electronic kingdom.
     
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    I had a FB account about 5 years ago that resulted in about a dozen friend requests from people I had never heard of. I realized that something about my privacy settings was allowing not just friends, but friends of friends and friends of friends of friends... to see all of my personal information. I also started getting huge amounts of email spam. I came to the conclusion that FB was malware designed ultimately to get as much personal information into the hands of mass marketers as possible, and I deleted my account. Since then I've created another account, mainly to let me participate in groups like New England Pilots, and I've taken great care with my security settings. So far, no flood of spam or friend requests from total strangers.

    But what the OP describes, no I've never experienced anything like that, though I wouldn't be surprised if the default privacy settings allowed it.
     
  12. Sac Arrow

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    I agree with you completely. I especially hate web sites that encourage you to log on with a Facebook or Twitter account. I don't want Web Site to know I have a Facebook or Twitter. I do not have a twitter. I damn sure don't want either to know about the other. It's a browser issue yes and I know the solution.

    Here's the thing. Imagine the following transaction.

    Riiinnng "Hello, Sac speaking."
    "Sac, this is Neville."
    "Yezzir, what's up?"
    "Please make sure you don't put me on your Facebook."
    "What are you talking about, I don't have a Facebook."
    "Oh yes you do, the office has been going crazy about it."

    WTF.

    Yeah. I did indeed actually have a Facebook. It was my mug, and populated with drunken photos of me with hot azz Asian chicks that, if taken out of context... well okay even in context... Let's not go there.

    Long story short. I played hell getting Facebook to take the page down, and afterwards I decided it was in my best interest to actually create a real one for no other reason than I didn't want that episode to occur again. It must be working because it has not since. I'm actually philosophically very anti-Facebook.

    So, uh, yeah. By the way I probably should post this in the drunken post thread because it is nearly 11:00 pm and I hobbled over from the ex-pat bar after seven liter Tiger draft beers but anyway, that's the situation. Maybe Facebook has friended me with Jennifer Aniston. I would make Facebook friends with Jennifer Aniston. I would make little people with Jennifer Aniston. If anybody knows Jennifer Aniston and she needs to produce little people please throw my name in the hat. But I digress.
     
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    It because Facebook is 13 years old today and just like any newly minted teenager, they do some really dumb things.

    I don't have an account on any social media platform except Linked In which was required by a client (very lucrative gig so I crumbled).

    Cheers
     
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    Facebook moved my photos around to different folders without me wanting it and I can't figure out how to put them back. They are always playing around with their customers. I seriously think they get stoned and say "Wow, these turkey's are really gonna **** a brick when they see this!!!! HEE HEE HEE. What a bunch of MORONS!!!" as they put another million in the bank.
     
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    You have an account here...

    What you post on POA is more visible to the public than what you post of Facebook if you limit your audience to something other than "public". Granted you're not using your full real name, but some might know it.
     
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    How do they make their millions as nobody I know has paid them a dime.
     
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    Advertising.
     
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    By social media, I meant Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and anything like that. POA and other similar groups I comment on are a different situation to me.:cool:

    Cheers
     
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    I'm thinking you got roofied in 'nam and someone messed with you, probably in more ways than just this.
     
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    There are companies that collect your data, meaning, every single thing you do online. Searches, purchases, and probably even text content in your private emails. Keywords are being read by electronic programs which compile, and then sell it along with your IP address to Facebook, who then uses it to sell ad space to target specifically to your interests.

    Facebook, years ago, was a wonderful place to see what your friends and family were up to. But it has changed completely; it's a horrible, painful place anymore. I want to delete my account but there are still things there from my nieces I wouldn't get to see anywhere else.
     
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    Worked for me as well. I deactivated my 4 or 5 years ago, almost the best online choice ever made.
     
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    I forgot my password about 7 years ago, and made no effort to retrieve it... So my Facebook, I assume, serves as a time capsule from a time when I had more hair and less responsibility.
     
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    Sac... you are drunk adding people. That's the only explanation.
     
  24. Sac Arrow

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    Damn. That's like drunk dialing. Sideways. I thought that might have been the case with two but with the third I've ruled it out.
     
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    DUDE! This happened to me this morning?
    I just got an note stating "xyz" has accepted your friend request....

    Something's up.
     
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    When this happens to me, it's generally a result of fat fingers on a cell phone. I don't use the facebook app.... unless I'm wrong, but once I realized it I haven't had an unexpected facebook accept since.
     
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    What is 'facebook' ?
     
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    So from a bit of googling, it appears that FB doesn't do this but there are plenty of apps that do.
     
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    Pardon my selective ignorance but what is this Fecesbook you are referring to?
    I'd rather spend my time flying.
    OH WAIT! I did! I got 2 hours of IMC yesterday, booyah! :D
     
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    A form of unsocial media.
     
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    I think it's an NSA project for people to voluntarily enter what they think right into an easily searchable database.
     
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    You sure you didn't pull a Spicer?? (Drunk tweeted your password)
     
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    I'm not even sure I know my password. I don't think I've cleared my browser cookies since 2012.