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Old 07. Dec 2012, 06:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, you can give it a try . If you want to try first, make a dummy account first, with dummy email, information etc, and operate for a few days to know how it works. Know the settings, etc. If you feel OK with it, then create a new account, and delete the older one.

The key to set privacy is to go through every setting and take time to check what it does, and how it will affect the information.

I wanted to write an article on setting up Facebook settings for privacy preservation, but I really not able to find the time. Want to write similar such articles, but really time is the problem .

Some people really hate Facebook, and other social sites... they just hate the idea of it, without knowing about it. But, it's not all bad, or malware-ridden, or privacy exposing, and all that they make it to be.

I find it a great way to be in touch with friends, family and others. If you feel like it, go ahead and open an account .
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Old 07. Dec 2012, 07:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A dummy account first, Anupam? Judging by the ones I've seen that are used by some of the younger ones here they must never delete them then, that's what they look like to me. Dummy accounts. Only joking

They say to me, "Oh, you don't know what you're missing, not having an FB account." But I think I can survive without one. They call it TwoFacebook here, by the way. Which from what I see and hear of it is more of an apt name for it
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Old 07. Dec 2012, 08:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I suggested a dummy account because of the reluctance and hesitance to use Facebook. I myself made a real account straight away.

And true, I myself have seen youngsters create several dummy accounts to either dodge some people, or just take advantage of others, or hide from their parents, and all other reasons.

Having account on social sites is really not necessary... one can live without it. It's just all the hype that is built around it. People are now on Facebook, because everyone is on it, and everyone is talking about it. Otherwise, it's just another site. The thing is that it gave a good platform and good features, and so slowly it has now become a big common platform. Life does not stop if one does not have a Facebook account.

TwoFacebook.. nice . Or, maybe MultiFacebook, if one has more than two profiles
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Old 07. Dec 2012, 11:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice Anupam. I'll mull on it some more.
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...but really time is the problem
You've hit a certain nail on the head Anupam

BTW, I think you missed the real meaning of deya's joke. Have another read...
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Judging by the ones I've seen that are used by some of the younger ones here they must never delete them then, that's what they look like to me. Dummy accounts. Only joking
But seriously, you are right about some people having misconceptions about Facebook. I'll freely admit I was one of them, although I did mean to investigate it in my own time. It's just that the discussion here has contributed in a way that may hasten my decision.

I'm not anti-social and I don't hate Facebook like some people. IMHO, doing so without good, sound reasons is baseless. As per said, social networking sites are not an end-all and necessity, but so is using emails. The way I see it, Facebook and the like are simply tools. We can either choose to use them or not, depending on how they fit into our needs. Also, this is one of the ways the Internet is evolving. If I was the type of person that resist change I would never have gotten involved with computers in the first place.

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Old 08. Dec 2012, 03:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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For those who are interested, these are the top 100 Google+ Profiles, with Larry Page, the CEO at Google, now ranks at the top 3.

Choose some that you like and add them to your circles, your Google+ account will then be full of posts to read through every day without the sense of going to a desert or the "Ghost Town".
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Old 08. Dec 2012, 09:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Well yea, I got the joke, but decided to explain myself

And yea Joe, you are right, if it fits with our needs, we can take it, otherwise, there is no need for it.
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Mike Elgan, who once was the editor of the now defunct Windows Magazine, has an interesting article about Google+ communities.
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Mike Elgan, who once was the editor of the now defunct Windows Magazine, has an interesting article about Google+ communities.
Looks good and pretty useful.
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Old 09. Dec 2012, 09:39 AM   #19 (permalink)
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for the people wanting extra privacy on social sites, yeah it's "against" their rules since you don't provide correct info but if you claim you are 13 or around there (old enough to use but still a minor), legally they can't provide information on minors to the public so there are extra privacy settings enabled that won't be turned off until 18. I use it on facebook just since I don't care to share with "everyone". A minor's "everyone" is just friends of friends I think and not the adult "everyone"
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That's just too paranoid I think , and wrong way to go about it.
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