Facebook: A place for fun, a place for concern

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 18, 2010 - 8:40 AM

The application's new Places feature highlights the ever-growing popularity of social networks ... and the concerns that come along with them.

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cardenreSep. 17, 10 4:08 PM

Facebook is constantly "upgrading" these settings. I must get at least one alert a month to change my settings to avoid publishing information. It's always something with them.

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rockanatreeSep. 17, 10 9:10 PM

choose your "friends" carefully. It's not a numbers contest.

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lvpops53Sep. 18, 1012:30 AM

About six months ago my account was hacked. I got it all fixed but I seldom go there anymore. It's not a website that I need.

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numbbbSep. 18, 10 1:32 AM

It seems to me alot of people now days just really don't care about their privacy. With so many different options to choose from to exploit yourself it looks as though many choose all of them. MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, constant texting ( hey where are you?, and what are you doing?, what are you going to be doing later?) I use to have texting available on my phone, but after getting those texts 30 times a day I felt my life was all about answering to everyone all the time, people got mad that I didn't text them back within 10 minutes from when they texted me about what I was doing, or where I was. My life is a little more peaceful and less exploited now that I got rid of the texting option and I am much happier.

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dgb049Sep. 18, 10 9:27 AM

Texting, facebook, youtube, etc, are all forms of pornography. It's an ego centric, non-ending quick stimulation.

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aixkikiSep. 18, 1010:01 AM

I love that Facebook allows me to connect with my friends frequently and see what they are up to. We have increasingly busy lives and I like to be able to see the photos of their kids that they post. That being said, you have to be careful of what you post on facebook and be diligent about your privacy. Facebook is continually changing ("upgrading") their privacy standards. You have to be an educated user to understand what information is being shared. I refuse to use the location programs because I do not have any interest in people knowing where I am. Be a smart user.

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dmpabloSep. 18, 1010:11 AM

who scream about intrusions into their privacy yet put out their entire life on the latest stupid fad web sites.

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rayoflightSep. 18, 1011:36 AM

will soon be putting together organizations to coalesce info on where people live, what they've bought and where they live to produce financially profitable burglary and robbery systems. Even rapists and stalkers will be doing this as someone produces software systems for finding and tracking people. People keep your lives as private as possible!!!!!!!!!!!

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doom88Sep. 18, 1012:18 PM

When people these days grow up with "instant gratification" the are quick to be BUSY BUSY BUSY without thinking of the consequences.

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minnexyzSep. 18, 10 2:46 PM

Before all this digital dreck.

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