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Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2016 12:15 p.m. PST

A thrilling account of my harrowing experiences having Facebook throw bizarre friend suggestions at me:


If I wasn't already an advocate for greater Web privacy, I sure as heck would be after this.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2016 12:51 p.m. PST

People keep wondering why I refuse to be on Facebook.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2016 1:42 p.m. PST

I know, right? Oh, by the way, Winston -- nice shirt!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2016 1:57 p.m. PST

Creepy indeed. I don't even use messaging or Twittering. I am not a fan of the 21st Century.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2016 2:13 p.m. PST

I, too, have chosen not to be a Twit.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Sep 2016 2:49 p.m. PST

I don't tweet, twitter, bleat, chirp, or look for Pokemon; I do have a FB account but primarily as a way to stay in contact with friends who otherwise would drift out of my orbit or who aren't easily reachable any other way. I don't do much else with that account, except post tale tales and pictures and lie about stuff for the amusement of all. I didn't much like the 20th century and I can't stand the 21st! Hard to be a throwback…

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Sep 2016 3:35 p.m. PST

just proves not only is big brother watching you, but little brother as well these days.

PaddySinclair06 Sep 2016 4:25 p.m. PST

You have turned off geo-tagging on you iPhone for pictures right? And I'd bet that Facebook still has share privileges based on the photos auto-uploaded to iCloud.

Great War Ace Inactive Member06 Sep 2016 5:19 p.m. PST

I don't receive notifications at all. Facebook gets an occasional comment from me. This year with its election madness I have been "on" Facebook more than usual. Probably that will end with the elections….

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