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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Finally jumped in and joined Facebook....

but I have no idea what I'm doing as far as getting in touch with people. The only people I have found so far are a few from high school, and that's just because you can enter your high school in your profile so it matches you up with others.

Part of me is freaked about this and part of me is excited. I'm looking for the tabs to edit information about my interests and stuff but I can't seem to find it. Would anyone mind explaining to me? Also, feel free to let me know how to get a hold of you on Facebook if you have any account.

As for now, I have to knock it off and get back to work.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 11:54 AM
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Re: Finally jumped in and joined Facebook....

I think the tabs you are looking for are under "Profile"? I haven't quite figured out what is public and what is private, yet, though.

A friend of mine from college joined a couple of years ago and convinced me to join too, so I have had a page for a while, although I only added a profile picture and an album this summer. (The generic silhouette of the guy with the spiky hair just doesn't do us women justice, no? ) I did the same as you, signed up at my high school and college. I also searched in a listing for a place where I worked for more than ten years (local art museum), and reconnected with some old coworker friends. That was fun!

After the initial fun of saying hello to long-lost friends I am surprised that I haven't spent that much time on Facebook. The Cat Forum is way more fun to hang out on! One or two acquaintances from high school are constantly posting every single thing they are doing, which is a little much. ("I am watching tv! I am thinking about dinner! I am playing with the dog! I am talking to my kids! I am tired! I am happy! I am going to go take a shower!"....) Our teenager uses the chat feature constantly and hardly ever looks at profiles or photos - maybe that is what it is best for?...

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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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You know, I mainly did this to get in touch with some people from high school and that's about it. I probably won't post much either but at least I know how to get a hold of them. It's also for my non-cat friends.

Since I work for a national company I hope to find some people to talk to who work for the same place. I know the company has over 4000 employees nationwide.

I feel like I'm too old to be joining these networking sites like others are thinking "who's that old lady?" Of course, I haven't yet added a photo either.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 01:12 PM
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Re: Finally jumped in and joined Facebook....

Many of my old professors have gotten into Facebook, and I just recently friended my aunt. You're not out of place at all!
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Re: Finally jumped in and joined Facebook....

I love facebook , but my kids are in different parts of the country so i get to see what they are up to etc .

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I am on facebook for 3 reasons:

1) to keep in touch with my cousins who are now spread out. One of them in Kabul (non-military), so that's great

2) to talk to random school mates, who seem to have all had children/got married etc

3) I like stalking random people
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Re: Finally jumped in and joined Facebook....

Stalking random people, good one.

I've been on there for a couple weeks. I feel like I must be missing something but . . . everything you say can be seen by everyone else you're friends with, right? So there's zero privacy. It's really just best as a "hey, how you doin'" place. I don't think anyone's saying anything real meaningful on there.


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I forget how, but you are able to limit your profile to anyeone you want.
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I've been on there for a couple weeks. I feel like I must be missing something but . . . everything you say can be seen by everyone else you're friends with, right? So there's zero privacy. It's really just best as a "hey, how you doin'" place. I don't think anyone's saying anything real meaningful on there.
I'm trying to figure that one out, too. So far, that's what it looks like - that everyone your connected to can read anything you say. Hopefully I'll have more time to play with the settings soon. I hope to find a way to have a one-on-one chat.
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Re: Finally jumped in and joined Facebook....

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I've been on there for a couple weeks. I feel like I must be missing something but . . . everything you say can be seen by everyone else you're friends with, right? So there's zero privacy. It's really just best as a "hey, how you doin'" place. I don't think anyone's saying anything real meaningful on there.
I'm trying to figure that one out, too. So far, that's what it looks like - that everyone your connected to can read anything you say. Hopefully I'll have more time to play with the settings soon. I hope to find a way to have a one-on-one chat.
That's my understanding as well. Anyone who can see anything you say, can see everything you say.

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Also note that your status updates (though not the attached comments) are broadcast as an RSS feed which is readable by anyone (regardless of whether they are your friends or even have a Facebook account) -- assuming they know the URL. I believe Facebook claims this is safe because it's not possible to guess the URL -- you have to find it out from the person whose account it is in the first place.

However, there's also an RSS feed of your friends' status updates. If one of your Facebook friends puts out the URL to that, anyone who has it can read your updates.

I think the risk of something like that happening is admittedly, fairly small.

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Things like this are some of the reasons I prefer Livejournal, which allows you to set, post by post, who is allowed to see the post and who isn't. However, the people I know seem to be moving more and more to Facebook these days.
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