Facebook Troubles

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A not quite as terrible but still weird corollary to this is when you get curious about random people you don't know who either like your comments or make comments on the same threads as you, click their names, and they don't have any privacy settings, and you start looking at their photos and suddenly get the icky feeling like you've snuck into someone's home and are going through their stuff.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Monday, 25 July 2016 19:42 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

I've got a friend who 'likes' his own posts - more often than not he's the only person who likes them - is that weird or what? I don't know enough about Facebook but I assume it's why, when I open up Facebook, his posts are invariably right at the top of the page? For instance, this morning, a quick count showed he had 22 out of the first 24 posts on my page.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:58 (six years ago) link

... he is, of course, nuts... but not in a bad way.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:59 (six years ago) link

managed to stumble across a video of a 12-year-old girl fatally hanging herself last night after idly wondering why 'cedartown, ga' was trending

i immediately reported it and this morning i got a notice from facebook thanking me for bringing it to their attention and that they would now ensure the video was rated only for those aged 18 and above. so i guess they're cool with people sharing snuff videos on their platform

fuck fuck fuck facebook

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 13 January 2017 11:55 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Luckily, my complaint/question isn't comparable to the shit BG said up here.

Are there any people here who also mod a business/work FB page? My posts on there consistently reach 3 or 4k people, according to FB. Today, a post hasn't gone further than 106 people. It says. Not only do I find that hard to believe, the number of ads from FB asking me to 'boost' the post (meaning I have to pay for it to be seen more) have doubled today.

Can they just flip a switch and bury my post to try to get me to pay for 'boosting' it? Doesn't sound unlikely to me, but I don't know. FB sucks balls, that I know.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 18:20 (six years ago) link

I often hear abt FB "changing the algorithms" which has more or less the effect you describe

niels, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 18:23 (six years ago) link

Yeah. Despite all my rage I'm still just a rat in the FB cage right?

God I hate FB so much.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 18:24 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

good riddance

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Monday, 3 September 2018 21:11 (four years ago) link

did it die?

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 September 2018 21:12 (four years ago) link

is it in trouble somewhere in the woods

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 September 2018 21:13 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

i uh missed this story?? wtf


illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 3 March 2019 01:38 (four years ago) link

Also read something recently (a twitter thread I think) that notes that if you gave FB your phone number, you can no longer set it to"only me" and they will now hand it over to Instagram, Whatsapp and advertisers.

I feel utter vindication that I ignored their increasingly aggravating "add phone number! 2FA! You neeeeed to do this!" BS.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:19 (four years ago) link

Pretty sure they have my number anyway, given that they included it in the prompt about adding 2FA. Like "Do your want to add this number?" I always say no but when has that ever stopped them.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:39 (four years ago) link

Yeah if they mention it, you've had it elswhere (it can grab it from the phone app I think? I also stopped using that because it scraped my fucking address contacts and started recommending I add workmates who know NOTHING about my FB)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:49 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

I saw some weird thing recently where some guy I barely know but am FB friends with got hacked. The hacker took over his account but created a new name and added a few new pictures to go with the new identity but is still friends with all the original guy’s friends. Not sure what the point of all this is, but it’s a bit creepy.

Ramones Leave the Capitol (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 April 2022 00:53 (one year ago) link

Happened to my uncle. The endgame is trying to scam money out of you on Facebook messenger.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:14 (one year ago) link

Oh wait I misunderstood you. Never mind. In my case it was a cloned profile with a subtly different (no middle initial) name!

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:16 (one year ago) link

Seems like this scenario would only be used to keep tabs on the inherited friends.

Ramones Leave the Capitol (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:38 (one year ago) link

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