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TH55

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I hate that, it's just another example of Facebook being intrusive
 

Mrbobb

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You FB users crack me up.

That's what FB does! They give you a free service and yet they are worth a $billion. That dough gotta come from somewhere, and it's at the expense of your privacy. Yes - yes, once in a while enough people complain and they back off a little, but the more you share, the more richer the company becomes. Is what they do!
 
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TH55

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Nov 5, 2011
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You FB users crack me up.

That's what FB does! They give you a free service and yet they are worth a $billion. That dough gotta come from somewhere, and it's at the expense of your privacy. Yes - yes, once in a while enough people complain and they back off a little, but the more you share, the more richer the company becomes. Is what they do!

How do they get rich from your personal info?
 
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aajeevlin

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Mar 25, 2010
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How do they get rich from your personal info?

They sell them to companies. If I know your likes and dislikes, I can send you offers, promotions, and ads. Its pretty much like how Google does it. When I was looking into certain service on Google a few month ago, I noticed that every time I log back into macrumors.com the ad banners somehow has the exact service (provided by a different company) that I was looking for. Isn't that odd? Somehow macrumor.com knows exactly what service I'm looking at?

In the 21st century, personal information is money.
 
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Jimbo47

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Jun 21, 2010
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Because if you want to be friends with somebody, you may want to see what they're up to? I don't see why it does this for you though. When I add somebody, after clicking send request or accept request, I get a drop down menu that allows me to uncheck follow.
 
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zooby

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Feb 2, 2008
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I hate that, it's just another example of Facebook being intrusive

Follow as in they show up on your news feed whenever they post a picture or a status...? Isn't that how it's always been / how FB works...? :|
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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I hate that, it's just another example of Facebook being intrusive
Isn't that what you want to do by requesting becoming Friends with them--get their updates (and following gets you their public updates)?
 
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TH55

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Isn't that what you want to do by requesting becoming Friends with them--get their updates (and following gets you their public updates)?

None of you seem to understand what following is. It is a completely separate distinction from simply friending someone, following subscribes you to their every move and it takes priority in your news feed.
 
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Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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None of you seem to understand what following is. It is a completely separate distinction from simply friending someone, following subscribes you to their every move and it takes priority in your news feed.

Nope...I don't know what "following" is.

And I don't give a crap what it is.

I also don't give a crap about Facebook.

Please note the post above the one I quoted. Best to register your complaint on a FB forum, not an iPhone sub forum.

Just one man's humble opinion, of course...:)
 
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lelisa13p

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Mar 6, 2009
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Nope...I don't know what "following" is.

And I don't give a crap what it is.

I also don't give a crap about Facebook.

Please note the post above the one I quoted. Best to register your complaint on a FB forum, not an iPhone sub forum.

Just one man's humble opinion, of course...:)

This ^ X 1000. Next, you'll be posting to complain about Burger King getting your order wrong. :rolleyes:
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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None of you seem to understand what following is. It is a completely separate distinction from simply friending someone, following subscribes you to their every move and it takes priority in your news feed.
Following subscribes you to someone's public (as in shared with everyone) posts: http://www.facebook.com/help/255620881144653 I don't really recall it taking priority in the news feed or doing something that follows their every move--in fact, it "follows" less than what friending follows as it only shows you their public updates, not those set for just friends or friends of friends or anything like that.

As for why this whole thread is here in the iPhone forum or even any MacRumor's forum in general...that's a whole different story.
 
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TH55

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Following subscribes you to someone's public (as in shared with everyone) posts: http://www.facebook.com/help/255620881144653 I don't really recall it taking priority in the news feed or doing something that follows their every move--in fact, it "follows" less than what friending follows as it only shows you their public updates, not those set for just friends or friends of friends or anything like that.

As for why this whole thread is here in the iPhone forum or even any MacRumor's forum in general...that's a whole different story.

Irrelevant, it is still annoying that it automatically does it
 
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C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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Irrelevant, it is still annoying that it automatically does it
And that is because when you want to friend someone you would want to follow them, given that following them gives you a subset of things friending them would give you, and since you want to friend them and thus want to get all the things that gives you, then you would certainly not be bothered by getting a small subset of those things right away while you wait for friend approval. Thus, not wanting that is actually fairly irrelevant and even irrational in a way.
 
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Jimmy James

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Oct 26, 2008
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Why does "it" automatically follow people? My iPhone has never followed anyone. I keep it in my possession at all times.
 
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