Originally Posted by andrews2547
Originally Posted by Brutuz
And? There's still much better ways of doing it than it being on the internet in a way which anyone can easily access, one is simply having mutliple copies of the photos at other relatives houses.
1. You completely missed the point. You can give family members the login details for the account, that will be far more efficient that storing photos on their computers. The Facebook servers are far more stable than what most people have so there is no way they will become corrupt and you lose them forever
2. You can change the privacy settings so that no one can add you, see your picture or see anything about you, unless they have you as a friend. But even then you have to add them. If you change the privacy settings correctly the only people who can easily access it is those who have the login details and people who have added that account as a friend.
1) Not really, if you have 3-4 computers what is really the chances of every single one dying at once? Normal backups are even easier, or dropbox, google drive, etc. Facebook is a horrible way of archiving photos overall.
2) And facebook can still see all of that, and have proven to use it; I'd personally pick a service that isn't as likely to use my photos for purposes other than what I want. You can still access hidden images, even on blocked accounts, if you have the URL of the image jpg.
Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR
Originally Posted by BlackVenom
Remember "it's a free service" people... nothing is free.
Lmao. No sense in beating a dead horse for someone who isn't using their dipstick.
Read some of the posts above yours and other pages you'll get the point...
What point is there to get? Do you pay for your facebook account?
When someone gives you a free sandwich, don't go complaining that they didn't give you cheese.
Except whenever I load up Facebook, I see these things called ads; apparently they give them some money for every pageview I give them, so no, while I'm not paying them directly I am giving them money. They also get money from selling the information I've given (Which is totally and completely real
) them to certain companies, it's free in terms of money for me but certainly I do pay their bills simply by being a member and viewing.
Originally Posted by andrews2547
Originally Posted by _02
Ever heard the phrase "there is no free lunch in nature"?
edit - kikkO beat me to it.
How do you think Facebook pays its investors if it doesn't charge for membership?
Through adverts that can easily be blocked using a browser add-on or, just don't look at them/click on them. We aren't actually paying money for facebook, the advertisers are. Therefore we are not paying for facebook.
And if, like me, you've whitelisted sites without annoying ads or sites that you view very often? I'm not paying, no, but I am certainly not getting the service for free, just very little.
Originally Posted by S.M.
I've seen coworkers fired for what they posted on facebook. I've also seen bosses crack down on workers for what they saw posted on facebook. I've also had to throw out applications because the applicant didn't have a facebook and my boss couldn't judge their character.
Facebook is your corporate life, not your private life.
Even worse is if you link your job to your page. Then everything you post represents your company and you will be watched.
While this is true it's not really what he's still saying, want a test? Open a new Facebook, Amazon and eBay account with the same email, only
talk about AMD laptops from say, HP on Facebook and like/comment on the relevant pages, within a year you'll have plenty of emails from Amazon and eBay (On an otherwise inactive account) about HP laptops running AMD chips, this is due to Facebook selling your information to other companies in order to make more money. This is how you pay for Facebook, even if you block ads; it's only the users who have a separate Facebook email, etc who don't really pay anything for Facebook.