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Originally Posted by Wishmaker;11922590 
With recent developments in England (people stranded and I was one of them) instead of sending e-mails to the whole university, the office posts on the facebook page for everyone to see. Furthermore, they also use twitter for global announcements and mobile phone cell identification to send out vital info to mobile phones on campus.

Bottom line, you need the account to join the corresponding groups in order to make sure you get the info. Also, I am working with the Student's Union and you guessed it, the facebook page is a must!

WTH kinda uni are you attending ??? I'm all for moving forward technologically, but seriously... FB?!? Twitter?!? kookoo.gif
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FB can go to hell. Never had an account, and never will. Why would I trust them with all of my data?

Despite this, people look on in bewilderment when I mention that I do not have a FB account - apparently I must be some sort of technophobe:kookoo:
     
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post #113 of 126
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Originally Posted by Psyren;11922871 
WTH kinda uni are you attending ??? I'm all for moving forward technologically, but seriously... FB?!? Twitter?!? kookoo.gif

My Brother's university made him do this as well. Or, the specific business/marketing class required a facebook account to join groups and get messages.

If this is such a good idea, develop it in a way that doesn't involve some makeshift handoff to a shady company on its way up.

Because Facebook positions itself to be a controller of this information doesn't mean that we should go ahead and jump on the wagon and trust them with it. In fact, I'd say that means we need to be extra leery.
    
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post #114 of 126
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Originally Posted by snowshoe;11923469 
FB can go to hell. Never had an account, and never will. Why would I trust them with all of my data?

Despite this, people look on in bewilderment when I mention that I do not have a FB account - apparently I must be some sort of technophobe:kookoo:

Your not alone man, I don't have a Facebook, Twitter or MySpace, and this news just makes me feel better about not having any.
 
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post #115 of 126
Currently aren't facebook accounts getting jacked non stop? Wouldn't this cause a rise in identity theft? And to the few others, I aswell have never had a facebook, myspace, or twitter account... I never understood he purpose of it. I have all the ppl I want to talk to 1. In my phone 2. In my email contacts...
/off topic, that's what pisses me off bout my droid-x, I can't get rid of he social netwoking apps. $400 and I can't take that crap off w/o voiding warrant...
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post #116 of 126
No, no, no....and just NO!
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker;11922498 
With the Goldman Sachs injection of cash, it seems that FB is trying to milk as much as they can before the **** hits the fan. Similar to the dot com bubble, to the sub prime bubble, the facebook bubble will burst.

I "deleted" my account 2 years ago and this Christmas I logged in because the current uni i go to needs people to have facebook. Guess what? The account was never deleted and it activated on the spot. Everything I had 2 years ago was there, pics, messages, etc.

Once you open a facebook account, its like your social security number. It stays on forever tongue.gif.

Delete all your info on there or replace it with gibberish first, THEN delete the account.

Also, if some group needs you to join, then just put a basic profile with none of your info up and an alias for your real name.
    
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post #119 of 126
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Originally Posted by nardox;11900833 
1. It will cause a lot more trouble if your account got stolen
2. Facebook already use a large amount of user information for advertisement purpose, and yet they want more power?
3. Great concept, but how about let some other 3rd party non-profit group handle such task?

I agree. It would be nice if there was a layer like this for US based shopping that was monitered by a goverement department like the DMV the kept Social Numbers, Hand Scans, Eye Scans, and Fingerprints. That way if you ID got stolen you could go to a DMV or police office and they could get it reset for you.

I also think that you should get a goverment e-mail account and library type server with e-books.
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We are already approaching a point where the internet is a requisite to live a normal life, create a security layer that identifies you and....Mark of the beast anyone?
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