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Of course Facebook is totally optional, although their privacy policy language is still written in such a vague manner that gives them the upper hand in any battle when it comes to serious litigation. The sentiment of don't like it don't use it, is fine and all but then again most of us don't have a business where anything is really at stake. If you have a business and forego the use of facebook to me that is unwise, social networking is pretty essential to any business these days. I think this is what a lot of people using the dont like it dont use it argument are overlooking, sure for the average joe, who cares, but when it comes to having the ability to potentially be hazardous to your business it is quite alarming. Then again anyone with a business will have or should have access to proper litigation if such a case arrives, but in reality many small businesses do not and are easily swallowed up in court against companies like facebook with litigation teams that look like small armies.
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The only issue I have is when they change their privacy policy after you already signed up. The other problem is, once you've signed up, there no way to completely delete your account. You can only suspend it.

Other than that, I could care less.
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Soo, crowd funding against: Microsoft, apple to release their source codes?
And I also want to change something in my local supermarket, will start with color probably.

Idiocracy authors are getting more actors to make documentary.
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post #24 of 74
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I have an account pretty much only because all the events my classmates organize will be listed on facebook and the discussion about how and where they should be organized will also happen on facebook. If I didn't have an account I would have a much harder time following what's happening, when I need to sign up for some event, when I need to pay for some event and so on. One course I had last year (2 week trip to Kenya) also required a facebook account.
Not so easy to "just not use it" people.

It's as easy as you want it to be.

BTW: no one can require you to use facebook especially a school. They must provide an alternate means not controlled by an outside entities rules and regulations.
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post #25 of 74
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It's as easy as you want it to be.
BTW: no one can require you to use facebook especially a school. They must provide an alternate means not controlled by an outside entities rules and regulations.

Did you not read the part where he said it was his classmates organizing the events and NOT his school?? Or are your hate goggles getting foggy?

In many ways social networking is a necessary evil. However, if people really had privacy concerns they wouldn't post personal things there. You can have a facebook account without sharing anything personal. I even know a few cats and a stuffed giant panda bear that are on facebook.
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I hope you've already graduated from University. Almost every volunteer organization or school sponsored organization pretty much forces you to abdicate into using facebook to participate. Whether you like it or not its a standard medium of communication. BTW.. Just a little factoid for you
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Text messaging will be 20 years old this month. If you think of it as something kids do to annoy you then you are officially an old fogy.

Interestingly this year was also the first year that the volume of texts sent declined since text messaging was introduced 20 years ago. More people are using smartphones and keeping in touch with twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc than texting now.

I'm not sure why the factoid was inserted; and I wouldn't volunteer with any organization that required me to use Facebook.
    
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post #27 of 74
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I'll never understand why people complain about the privacy policies of a completely optional (and free) service. Don't like Facebook's privacy policies? Don't use it.

this this this!

if you dont like facebook's FREE site then dont use it, go make your own forum
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The rules in Europe are different than the rules in the states..my non lawyer gut says they have a case in European courts..
 
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post #29 of 74
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Did you not read the part where he said it was his classmates organizing the events and NOT his school?? Or are your hate goggles getting foggy?
In many ways social networking is a necessary evil. However, if people really had privacy concerns they wouldn't post personal things there. You can have a facebook account without sharing anything personal. I even know a few cats and a stuffed giant panda bear that are on facebook.

I read just fine thank you. Not sure where the hate goggles crap came from though (your hate goggle seem to be working fine...).

It is easy enough to tell your friends that you don't have a facebook account and if they are really your friends (and want you around) they can send you an email.

This is not only about privacy on their site. This is also about facebook tracking everything anyone does on the web. (did you not read that part?)
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post #30 of 74
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It's as easy as you want it to be.
BTW: no one can require you to use facebook especially a school. They must provide an alternate means not controlled by an outside entities rules and regulations.

Or they can kick out out of that course since it's not mandatory... If you think no course can have something that's "controlled by outside entities" as a requirement then you're sadly mistaken. Facebook isn't that different from requiring having a phone, a computer, using flickr or google.

But honestly though, it's not a clear cut thing. Having a facebook account has very important benefits to some people. Sure you can clearly be fine without having an account but it might bite you back in some cases.
 
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