Facebook tweaks its news feed with new controls
31/03/2021 | news | technology | 87
Permission to comment and an easier way to see a chronological feed are both in the works.
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31/03/2021 13:46:47 6 2
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Why is this even news?
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31/03/2021 14:51:28 2 3
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Why do you bother to comment, then?

Wouldn't it waste less of your time if you just ignored it...
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31/03/2021 13:48:55 3 0
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Facebook tweets that it will pay full tax???
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31/03/2021 13:49:24 5 7
bbc
It quite clear that the BBC are nothing more than a marketing tool for Facebook
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31/03/2021 14:50:40 2 2
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So, you can't see -any- difference between news reporting and advertising, can you?
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31/03/2021 13:50:15 12 4
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Facebook and Google has too much power within the UK.

If the UK does not create a tech rival soon, we will become slaves to these companies.

UK has a massive education and language advantage over almost every country in the world.

Why is it not creating more tech, social, education and search apps?
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31/03/2021 13:52:46 3 1
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Because in the 21st century people expect everything for nothing and someone else will do it coupled with the complete lack of innovation and investment into the very fields you mention
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31/03/2021 14:28:59 1 2
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Because everything digital is a load of dogs bollocks,
4
31/03/2021 13:50:15 12 4
bbc
Facebook and Google has too much power within the UK.

If the UK does not create a tech rival soon, we will become slaves to these companies.

UK has a massive education and language advantage over almost every country in the world.

Why is it not creating more tech, social, education and search apps?
5
31/03/2021 13:52:46 3 1
bbc
Because in the 21st century people expect everything for nothing and someone else will do it coupled with the complete lack of innovation and investment into the very fields you mention
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31/03/2021 13:57:38 19 2
bbc
I find it weird that people would use Facebook for news. There's news websites for that, and they don't try to have at all your data to tell you what the headlines are.
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31/03/2021 14:04:03 2 3
bbc
I 'like' BBC, SKY, Reuters, MSM, Yahoo, ITV, FB pages, among others
Which means my pages automatically show me news stories from various outlets.
Helps keep perspective
If you see an interesting story on one, you can search for it on the others to see their 'version' of spin put on it
Rather than just randomly going to lots of different media outlets home pages
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31/03/2021 14:35:39 3 0
bbc
Exactly, or a novel idea is a newspaper
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31/03/2021 18:50:29 1 1
bbc
Because Facebook users are lazy irrational people given to believing that which is not so, in preference to that which is.
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01/04/2021 14:03:08 0 0
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It seems to me that a lot of people have no idea how newsfeeds work. Some people think Facebook produces and distributes its own news, whereas all it does is link to other agencies, hence the recent controversy with Murdoch in Australia.
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01/04/2021 14:03:26 0 0
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The BBC gives scant coverage of the corruption at the heart of the Tory Government and if it wasn't for the likes of Facebook we would never see exposure of it through other media!
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31/03/2021 13:57:58 19 0
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We have given theses companies too much power but to be fair we have agreed to many of their terms ourselves.

Big tech has always been intrusive but you don't need to use their services and you don't need to agree to their terms and conditions if you don't want to... but we do because we like their product. If you really have an issue with them then boycott their services
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31/03/2021 14:37:11 12 1
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Agreed, or never signup to their services in the 1st place, pubs for social, newspapers for media
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31/03/2021 21:38:13 0 0
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But with all their tracking across the internet then they already have a profile on you without actually signing up.
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01/04/2021 07:38:24 0 0
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Don't use them, I've never had the need.

Makes no difference to anyone's life other than staring at a piece of plastic for 7 hours a day.
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31/03/2021 13:57:38 19 2
bbc
I find it weird that people would use Facebook for news. There's news websites for that, and they don't try to have at all your data to tell you what the headlines are.
8
31/03/2021 14:04:03 2 3
bbc
I 'like' BBC, SKY, Reuters, MSM, Yahoo, ITV, FB pages, among others
Which means my pages automatically show me news stories from various outlets.
Helps keep perspective
If you see an interesting story on one, you can search for it on the others to see their 'version' of spin put on it
Rather than just randomly going to lots of different media outlets home pages
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31/03/2021 14:21:30 12 1
bbc
Having recently seen a spate of bans imposed for nonsensical reasons, and having personally received a 30 day ban for "bullying" a fictional person in a book, I'm not exactly over-impressed with anything Facebook do these days. None of it is designed to "work", in the sense of making FB a saner and safer place; it's to keep the regulators off their backs.
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31/03/2021 14:26:36 16 1
bbc
So Facebook is a universal force for good?

Your data has been harvested and put up for sale to the highest bidder, extreme views that generate comment have been promoted over the truth. Certain states and bad actors have manipulated news feeds by using fake profiles (which FB won't admit as their subscriber numbers need to increase).

Never had an account, never would!
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31/03/2021 13:57:38 19 2
bbc
I find it weird that people would use Facebook for news. There's news websites for that, and they don't try to have at all your data to tell you what the headlines are.
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31/03/2021 14:35:39 3 0
bbc
Exactly, or a novel idea is a newspaper
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31/03/2021 13:57:58 19 0
bbc
We have given theses companies too much power but to be fair we have agreed to many of their terms ourselves.

Big tech has always been intrusive but you don't need to use their services and you don't need to agree to their terms and conditions if you don't want to... but we do because we like their product. If you really have an issue with them then boycott their services
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31/03/2021 14:37:11 12 1
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Agreed, or never signup to their services in the 1st place, pubs for social, newspapers for media
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31/03/2021 14:48:56 3 3
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And yet, you are here?
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01/04/2021 10:47:16 0 0
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"We give these companies too much power"
"Agrees, goes onto mention newspapers"

Errr, media barons?
Removed
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31/03/2021 14:37:11 12 1
bbc
Agreed, or never signup to their services in the 1st place, pubs for social, newspapers for media
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31/03/2021 14:48:56 3 3
bbc
And yet, you are here?
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31/03/2021 17:42:51 3 1
bbc
this is not social media you muppet
4
31/03/2021 13:50:15 12 4
bbc
Facebook and Google has too much power within the UK.

If the UK does not create a tech rival soon, we will become slaves to these companies.

UK has a massive education and language advantage over almost every country in the world.

Why is it not creating more tech, social, education and search apps?
15
31/03/2021 14:28:59 1 2
bbc
Because everything digital is a load of dogs bollocks,
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31/03/2021 18:51:37 0 1
bbc
Are you talking about yourself here?
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31/03/2021 13:49:24 5 7
bbc
It quite clear that the BBC are nothing more than a marketing tool for Facebook
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31/03/2021 14:50:40 2 2
bbc
So, you can't see -any- difference between news reporting and advertising, can you?
1
31/03/2021 13:46:47 6 2
bbc
Why is this even news?
17
31/03/2021 14:51:28 2 3
bbc
Why do you bother to comment, then?

Wouldn't it waste less of your time if you just ignored it...
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31/03/2021 16:45:37 2 0
bbc
I felt it was important to provide valuable feedback so we don't see more pointless articles like this.
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31/03/2021 14:56:02 6 0
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another harvester of data which they sell to companies; u are then inundated with adverts, who pays these guys/gals? i would not use fb for other than for sharing family photos; it is useful for when u have family abroad to keep in touch; other than that and for watching animal videos during lockdown, or craftsman doing marvellously creative objects to admire, it is another tool for governments
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31/03/2021 14:58:14 16 2
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Nick Clegg said Facebook's algorithmic content ranking - and personalised advertising - continued to offer "so many benefits to society".
What benefits has Facebook ever offered society? Quite the opposite I would have thought.
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31/03/2021 16:56:30 3 4
bbc
Benefit to me is keeping in touch with friends and family who have moved all over the world. I love seeing what people are up to.
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31/03/2021 16:57:13 2 1
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It allows me to keep in touch easily with groups of friends all over the world. And with groups into the same as me (photography group, Motorbike group etc).

But that's all.
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31/03/2021 15:19:27 3 2
bbc
Great ! Back to the old ways of posts in order of posting, the way it should always be, get rid of algorithms
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31/03/2021 15:32:47 10 4
bbc
If you consider social media to be the place to get news you really have to question your own intelligence, at least with news site you know the bias they have towards a subject and its easy to read between the lines, with social media you have no idea what the agenda is and whether its real or not, some dont like the BBC but at least you know its truthful
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31/03/2021 16:28:40 3 1
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Though the BBC is often not seen as impartial and also often gives the presenters' own 'interpretation' so can be biased.
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31/03/2021 15:33:29 9 0
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You wouldn't get fooled by the "Where's the Queen" Three Card Trick in the Park.

Why do so many get fooled by the "Facebook 270 Algorithms with 57 options hidden behind the 25 Menu Personalisation options click" trick?
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31/03/2021 15:34:16 0 1
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How about an option no one can comment? I was giving a warning as I out an album on sale on marketplace an the title of the album had the word porn.
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31/03/2021 16:55:29 1 0
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Porongrafitti? Good album.
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31/03/2021 15:38:06 2 0
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Technology being what it is, someone will have already thought of a way of gaming the system, and feeding us all fake news. Today's feel good story is always next week's apocalypse now.
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31/03/2021 16:26:40 1 3
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And those who promote misinformation, fake news and biased out of context views should not be allowed to block those who correct or disagree with the comment provided there is a rational argument or presentation of facts.
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31/03/2021 20:46:43 1 1
bbc
They form private groups where you need to prove your loyalty to their nonsense in order to even post. They don't care about conversations with the larger public.
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31/03/2021 23:24:00 1 0
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I think the company name is pronounced Fakebook.
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31/03/2021 15:32:47 10 4
bbc
If you consider social media to be the place to get news you really have to question your own intelligence, at least with news site you know the bias they have towards a subject and its easy to read between the lines, with social media you have no idea what the agenda is and whether its real or not, some dont like the BBC but at least you know its truthful
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31/03/2021 16:28:40 3 1
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Though the BBC is often not seen as impartial and also often gives the presenters' own 'interpretation' so can be biased.
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31/03/2021 20:48:23 1 1
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The BBC is still better than most other news I've seen. At least international news.
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31/03/2021 16:38:51 2 2
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What's Facebook?
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31/03/2021 14:51:28 2 3
bbc
Why do you bother to comment, then?

Wouldn't it waste less of your time if you just ignored it...
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31/03/2021 16:45:37 2 0
bbc
I felt it was important to provide valuable feedback so we don't see more pointless articles like this.
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31/03/2021 16:54:22 11 0
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Just give me chronological news feed. I don't need to see crap that someone I happen to know has commented on. All I want is my news feed like it was 5 years ago. When I saw things posted by people I know, in the order they were posted..
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31/03/2021 17:01:04 9 0
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I also want to be able to comment on stuff without my entire friends list being shown all of my activity when those conversations have nothing to do with them.

The end result is I just use Facebook significantly less than I used to, and all my use is now extremely cautious with the idea in mind that anyone can see whatever I do, wherever it may be on the site.

It's not nice.
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31/03/2021 15:34:16 0 1
bbc
How about an option no one can comment? I was giving a warning as I out an album on sale on marketplace an the title of the album had the word porn.
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31/03/2021 16:55:29 1 0
bbc
Porongrafitti? Good album.
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31/03/2021 14:58:14 16 2
bbc
Nick Clegg said Facebook's algorithmic content ranking - and personalised advertising - continued to offer "so many benefits to society".
What benefits has Facebook ever offered society? Quite the opposite I would have thought.
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31/03/2021 16:56:30 3 4
bbc
Benefit to me is keeping in touch with friends and family who have moved all over the world. I love seeing what people are up to.
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31/03/2021 17:04:32 4 2
bbc
Email, MSN Messenger, Myspace, Bebo etc. could all do that.

The difference is your real identity wasn't tied to everything you did and it was easy to keep information restricted to the people who are supposed to see it, now that isn't so easy. You can't even watch 18 rated YouTube videos without identity verification now in the form of a credit card or the like.
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31/03/2021 14:58:14 16 2
bbc
Nick Clegg said Facebook's algorithmic content ranking - and personalised advertising - continued to offer "so many benefits to society".
What benefits has Facebook ever offered society? Quite the opposite I would have thought.
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31/03/2021 16:57:13 2 1
bbc
It allows me to keep in touch easily with groups of friends all over the world. And with groups into the same as me (photography group, Motorbike group etc).

But that's all.
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31/03/2021 16:54:22 11 0
bbc
Just give me chronological news feed. I don't need to see crap that someone I happen to know has commented on. All I want is my news feed like it was 5 years ago. When I saw things posted by people I know, in the order they were posted..
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31/03/2021 17:01:04 9 0
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I also want to be able to comment on stuff without my entire friends list being shown all of my activity when those conversations have nothing to do with them.

The end result is I just use Facebook significantly less than I used to, and all my use is now extremely cautious with the idea in mind that anyone can see whatever I do, wherever it may be on the site.

It's not nice.
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31/03/2021 17:24:51 3 0
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Stopped using for that reason.
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01/04/2021 10:43:13 0 0
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Haha I can relate. All I see are adverts and if there is a comment box, I am commenting (I think its an addiction), obviously all my FB friends can see my awful comments, because I hate adverts, especially advert for charities with overpaid MBA trained CEO's. I wonder what my FB friends must think haha :D seeing me troll charities and slate them for their business practices
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31/03/2021 16:56:30 3 4
bbc
Benefit to me is keeping in touch with friends and family who have moved all over the world. I love seeing what people are up to.
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31/03/2021 17:04:32 4 2
bbc
Email, MSN Messenger, Myspace, Bebo etc. could all do that.

The difference is your real identity wasn't tied to everything you did and it was easy to keep information restricted to the people who are supposed to see it, now that isn't so easy. You can't even watch 18 rated YouTube videos without identity verification now in the form of a credit card or the like.
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31/03/2021 17:09:32 1 1
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I know I should be bothered about being private, I'm just not though!
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31/03/2021 17:04:32 4 2
bbc
Email, MSN Messenger, Myspace, Bebo etc. could all do that.

The difference is your real identity wasn't tied to everything you did and it was easy to keep information restricted to the people who are supposed to see it, now that isn't so easy. You can't even watch 18 rated YouTube videos without identity verification now in the form of a credit card or the like.
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31/03/2021 17:09:32 1 1
bbc
I know I should be bothered about being private, I'm just not though!
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31/03/2021 17:18:51 1 1
bbc
I thought they renamed themselves snoopbook.
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31/03/2021 18:41:18 1 1
bbc
I thought it was "Two-Facebook"...
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31/03/2021 17:21:20 2 0
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"Your news feed is shaped heavily by your choices and actions." -

There's the problem right there, Mr Clegg. Remember when everyone hated you because you were shaped by the Tories choices and actions in the coalition Government? Well, now they hate you because you're in the same role at Facebook. You never learn, or perhaps, you never wanted to.
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31/03/2021 17:01:04 9 0
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I also want to be able to comment on stuff without my entire friends list being shown all of my activity when those conversations have nothing to do with them.

The end result is I just use Facebook significantly less than I used to, and all my use is now extremely cautious with the idea in mind that anyone can see whatever I do, wherever it may be on the site.

It's not nice.
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31/03/2021 17:24:51 3 0
bbc
Stopped using for that reason.
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31/03/2021 14:48:56 3 3
bbc
And yet, you are here?
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31/03/2021 17:42:51 3 1
bbc
this is not social media you muppet
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31/03/2021 17:43:00 2 1
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I'm not sure Nick Clegg understands what a benefit to society is

As a politician placating the masses by making them waste their lives catching up with pointless gossip/fake news and what their mate had for breakfast really doesn't sound like a benefit to me

General relativity or cute cats or endless selfies Mr Einstein?

Let's hope the vaccine scientists don't go back to social media
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31/03/2021 18:36:16 1 0
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why bother when you're working for a company that's paying people to look the other way?
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31/03/2021 14:26:36 16 1
bbc
So Facebook is a universal force for good?

Your data has been harvested and put up for sale to the highest bidder, extreme views that generate comment have been promoted over the truth. Certain states and bad actors have manipulated news feeds by using fake profiles (which FB won't admit as their subscriber numbers need to increase).

Never had an account, never would!
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31/03/2021 14:21:30 12 1
bbc
Having recently seen a spate of bans imposed for nonsensical reasons, and having personally received a 30 day ban for "bullying" a fictional person in a book, I'm not exactly over-impressed with anything Facebook do these days. None of it is designed to "work", in the sense of making FB a saner and safer place; it's to keep the regulators off their backs.
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31/03/2021 15:33:29 9 0
bbc
You wouldn't get fooled by the "Where's the Queen" Three Card Trick in the Park.

Why do so many get fooled by the "Facebook 270 Algorithms with 57 options hidden behind the 25 Menu Personalisation options click" trick?
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31/03/2021 17:43:00 2 1
bbc
I'm not sure Nick Clegg understands what a benefit to society is

As a politician placating the masses by making them waste their lives catching up with pointless gossip/fake news and what their mate had for breakfast really doesn't sound like a benefit to me

General relativity or cute cats or endless selfies Mr Einstein?

Let's hope the vaccine scientists don't go back to social media
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31/03/2021 18:36:16 1 0
bbc
why bother when you're working for a company that's paying people to look the other way?
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31/03/2021 17:18:51 1 1
bbc
I thought they renamed themselves snoopbook.
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31/03/2021 18:41:18 1 1
bbc
I thought it was "Two-Facebook"...
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31/03/2021 18:44:35 1 2
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"The new controls would be available for Android app users first, Facebook said, with an iOS update for Apple phones in the coming weeks."

So us dinosaurs who use computers and laptops are being ignored?
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31/03/2021 18:47:25 6 1
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Quite simple really! If Mark Zuckerberg has any involvement in anything you avoid it like the plague...
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31/03/2021 13:57:38 19 2
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I find it weird that people would use Facebook for news. There's news websites for that, and they don't try to have at all your data to tell you what the headlines are.
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31/03/2021 18:50:29 1 1
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Because Facebook users are lazy irrational people given to believing that which is not so, in preference to that which is.
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31/03/2021 18:50:38 3 1
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facebook news is fake and those that keep quoting it are the saddos that think facebook is important.
there sad little lives of what they had for breakfast or god help me where they went on holiday
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01/04/2021 04:36:29 1 0
bbc
Each to their own however have to agree with you break that "chain" with social media and life becomes far more fulfilling. However I do recognise that for someone who is genuinely infirmed and confined medically in their situation social media could be a lifeline towards their freedom to communicate with others and help to positively expand their daily lives.
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31/03/2021 14:28:59 1 2
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Because everything digital is a load of dogs bollocks,
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31/03/2021 18:51:37 0 1
bbc
Are you talking about yourself here?
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31/03/2021 19:04:54 11 2
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delete all your social media accounts and spend less time looking at screens...Your life will improve i promise
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01/04/2021 04:30:45 1 1
bbc
no
Sadly peoples lives in many cases are controlled by social media from the day they are born. I did the same as you a decade ago and have never even been tempted to reenter this social media controlling world. The nearest I keep to an "instant" contact is a bog standard "hello is that you/text" mobile phone which has no connection to the internet. If I want the internet I use my "desk top".
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01/04/2021 07:33:14 1 1
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If you have a shelf full of sweets, eat the lot in one go and buy more then you deserve to be ill. The same goes for social media and computes etc. in general.

Learn to use these as tools for what you need rather than an addiction and they become useful tools. Like with most things people abuse these as they have them free in front of them.

Same human instinct just a different system.
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31/03/2021 19:43:06 6 0
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Best bit about Facebook is being in touch with local news and locating lost cats and dogs but mainly cats
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01/04/2021 08:48:31 0 0
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It's a little known fact that the internet was invented so that the US Military could still see pictures of cats in the event of a nuclear attack... ;-)
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31/03/2021 16:26:40 1 3
bbc
And those who promote misinformation, fake news and biased out of context views should not be allowed to block those who correct or disagree with the comment provided there is a rational argument or presentation of facts.
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31/03/2021 20:46:43 1 1
bbc
They form private groups where you need to prove your loyalty to their nonsense in order to even post. They don't care about conversations with the larger public.
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31/03/2021 16:28:40 3 1
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Though the BBC is often not seen as impartial and also often gives the presenters' own 'interpretation' so can be biased.
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31/03/2021 20:48:23 1 1
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The BBC is still better than most other news I've seen. At least international news.
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31/03/2021 20:41:05 6 1
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Facebook oh dear, really, do people still use
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01/04/2021 07:33:56 0 1
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Obviously you are clearly out of touch and need to either read more on the Tech pages or stay away!
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01/04/2021 10:37:47 0 0
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I'm trapped, send help
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31/03/2021 13:57:58 19 0
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We have given theses companies too much power but to be fair we have agreed to many of their terms ourselves.

Big tech has always been intrusive but you don't need to use their services and you don't need to agree to their terms and conditions if you don't want to... but we do because we like their product. If you really have an issue with them then boycott their services
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31/03/2021 21:38:13 0 0
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But with all their tracking across the internet then they already have a profile on you without actually signing up.
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01/04/2021 05:58:52 0 0
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Not true if you have never had a FB account and you use a privacy browser.
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31/03/2021 16:26:40 1 3
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And those who promote misinformation, fake news and biased out of context views should not be allowed to block those who correct or disagree with the comment provided there is a rational argument or presentation of facts.
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31/03/2021 23:24:00 1 0
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I think the company name is pronounced Fakebook.
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31/03/2021 23:35:32 3 1
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What is a newsfeed? I use FB for a couple of specific software hobby groups, never seen a thing outside them.
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01/04/2021 07:34:39 2 1
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Really? So you' obviously quiet tech able and you know so little about FB?
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31/03/2021 23:37:42 2 1
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Why bother.
If facebook hadn't stretched its tentacles into every other social media platform/app it would have died along time ago.
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01/04/2021 07:35:44 2 2
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You're choice, just don't tell others what they should or shouldn't be doing.
We don't tell you to not read these pages because you post negative comments.
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01/04/2021 04:24:16 2 0
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People will soon find other platforms to post their nonsense and fake news on there are plenty out there. However although only a small step well done FaceBook. However by personal choice many years ago I removed all these intrusive social media sites from my communications systems and having passed the "detox" stage I find I do not miss them one iota. Plenty of other contact channels out there.
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31/03/2021 19:04:54 11 2
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delete all your social media accounts and spend less time looking at screens...Your life will improve i promise
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01/04/2021 04:30:45 1 1
bbc
no
Sadly peoples lives in many cases are controlled by social media from the day they are born. I did the same as you a decade ago and have never even been tempted to reenter this social media controlling world. The nearest I keep to an "instant" contact is a bog standard "hello is that you/text" mobile phone which has no connection to the internet. If I want the internet I use my "desk top".
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31/03/2021 18:50:38 3 1
bbc
facebook news is fake and those that keep quoting it are the saddos that think facebook is important.
there sad little lives of what they had for breakfast or god help me where they went on holiday
63
01/04/2021 04:36:29 1 0
bbc
Each to their own however have to agree with you break that "chain" with social media and life becomes far more fulfilling. However I do recognise that for someone who is genuinely infirmed and confined medically in their situation social media could be a lifeline towards their freedom to communicate with others and help to positively expand their daily lives.
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01/04/2021 05:16:36 2 2
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Closed my account down 13 years ago as I could see in which direction it was going.

We have this thing as a species where we think "If it's new, it must be brilliant!".

Doesn't always work out that way.
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01/04/2021 07:38:41 2 0
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That can every true, however if you learn to use these tools in a way that benefit you then they are a plus.

Just because you go buy a box of sweets and have them on the self you don't go and eat them in the first hour!

A lot of things we see as bad can also have benefits otherwise why haven't we banned anything bad for us, especially alcohol?
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01/04/2021 10:35:31 0 0
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you're just describing Hipsters
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01/04/2021 05:41:47 1 2
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Facebook

When I read the headline I thought great they are getting rid of FB algorithms.

Sadly they are not they will still push rubbish at you, they are a doom news delivery service.

Hopefully people will just ignore it or scroll by.

LinkedIn does similar, you worked at Tesco ? Link to every person whoever worked, shopped or even typed the word Tesco.

Crazy old world.
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01/04/2021 10:34:35 0 0
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It's out of control these social media platforms, I agree with Linkedin, awful spam I get daily, even if I try and turn it off.

I think developers need to learn the principle of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should"

Imagine that world
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31/03/2021 21:38:13 0 0
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But with all their tracking across the internet then they already have a profile on you without actually signing up.
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01/04/2021 05:58:52 0 0
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Not true if you have never had a FB account and you use a privacy browser.
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01/04/2021 08:45:37 0 0
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Not everyone is fully IT literate and use Privacy Browsers, Ad Blockers, etc.
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no
31/03/2021 19:04:54 11 2
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delete all your social media accounts and spend less time looking at screens...Your life will improve i promise
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01/04/2021 07:33:14 1 1
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If you have a shelf full of sweets, eat the lot in one go and buy more then you deserve to be ill. The same goes for social media and computes etc. in general.

Learn to use these as tools for what you need rather than an addiction and they become useful tools. Like with most things people abuse these as they have them free in front of them.

Same human instinct just a different system.
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31/03/2021 20:41:05 6 1
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Facebook oh dear, really, do people still use
68
01/04/2021 07:33:56 0 1
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Obviously you are clearly out of touch and need to either read more on the Tech pages or stay away!
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31/03/2021 23:35:32 3 1
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What is a newsfeed? I use FB for a couple of specific software hobby groups, never seen a thing outside them.
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01/04/2021 07:34:39 2 1
bbc
Really? So you' obviously quiet tech able and you know so little about FB?
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01/04/2021 10:37:03 0 0
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Whats a FaceBook?
Poe's Law
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31/03/2021 23:37:42 2 1
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Why bother.
If facebook hadn't stretched its tentacles into every other social media platform/app it would have died along time ago.
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01/04/2021 07:35:44 2 2
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You're choice, just don't tell others what they should or shouldn't be doing.
We don't tell you to not read these pages because you post negative comments.
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31/03/2021 13:57:58 19 0
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We have given theses companies too much power but to be fair we have agreed to many of their terms ourselves.

Big tech has always been intrusive but you don't need to use their services and you don't need to agree to their terms and conditions if you don't want to... but we do because we like their product. If you really have an issue with them then boycott their services
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01/04/2021 07:38:24 0 0
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Don't use them, I've never had the need.

Makes no difference to anyone's life other than staring at a piece of plastic for 7 hours a day.
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01/04/2021 05:16:36 2 2
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Closed my account down 13 years ago as I could see in which direction it was going.

We have this thing as a species where we think "If it's new, it must be brilliant!".

Doesn't always work out that way.
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01/04/2021 07:38:41 2 0
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That can every true, however if you learn to use these tools in a way that benefit you then they are a plus.

Just because you go buy a box of sweets and have them on the self you don't go and eat them in the first hour!

A lot of things we see as bad can also have benefits otherwise why haven't we banned anything bad for us, especially alcohol?
73
01/04/2021 08:08:34 5 3
bbc
More free advertising courtesy of the licence fee payer.
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01/04/2021 10:32:28 0 4
bbc
How do you know its free?
I suspect FB is paying BBC for this
BBC is a corporation after all
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01/04/2021 05:58:52 0 0
bbc
Not true if you have never had a FB account and you use a privacy browser.
74
01/04/2021 08:45:37 0 0
bbc
Not everyone is fully IT literate and use Privacy Browsers, Ad Blockers, etc.
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31/03/2021 19:43:06 6 0
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Best bit about Facebook is being in touch with local news and locating lost cats and dogs but mainly cats
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01/04/2021 08:48:31 0 0
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It's a little known fact that the internet was invented so that the US Military could still see pictures of cats in the event of a nuclear attack... ;-)
More free advertising courtesy of the licence fee payer.
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01/04/2021 10:32:28 0 4
bbc
How do you know its free?
I suspect FB is paying BBC for this
BBC is a corporation after all
65
01/04/2021 05:41:47 1 2
bbc
Facebook

When I read the headline I thought great they are getting rid of FB algorithms.

Sadly they are not they will still push rubbish at you, they are a doom news delivery service.

Hopefully people will just ignore it or scroll by.

LinkedIn does similar, you worked at Tesco ? Link to every person whoever worked, shopped or even typed the word Tesco.

Crazy old world.
77
01/04/2021 10:34:35 0 0
bbc
It's out of control these social media platforms, I agree with Linkedin, awful spam I get daily, even if I try and turn it off.

I think developers need to learn the principle of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should"

Imagine that world
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01/04/2021 05:16:36 2 2
bbc
Closed my account down 13 years ago as I could see in which direction it was going.

We have this thing as a species where we think "If it's new, it must be brilliant!".

Doesn't always work out that way.
78
01/04/2021 10:35:31 0 0
bbc
you're just describing Hipsters
69
01/04/2021 07:34:39 2 1
bbc
Really? So you' obviously quiet tech able and you know so little about FB?
79
01/04/2021 10:37:03 0 0
bbc
Whats a FaceBook?
Poe's Law
56
31/03/2021 20:41:05 6 1
bbc
Facebook oh dear, really, do people still use
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01/04/2021 10:37:47 0 0
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I'm trapped, send help
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31/03/2021 17:01:04 9 0
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I also want to be able to comment on stuff without my entire friends list being shown all of my activity when those conversations have nothing to do with them.

The end result is I just use Facebook significantly less than I used to, and all my use is now extremely cautious with the idea in mind that anyone can see whatever I do, wherever it may be on the site.

It's not nice.
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01/04/2021 10:43:13 0 0
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Haha I can relate. All I see are adverts and if there is a comment box, I am commenting (I think its an addiction), obviously all my FB friends can see my awful comments, because I hate adverts, especially advert for charities with overpaid MBA trained CEO's. I wonder what my FB friends must think haha :D seeing me troll charities and slate them for their business practices
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31/03/2021 14:37:11 12 1
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Agreed, or never signup to their services in the 1st place, pubs for social, newspapers for media
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01/04/2021 10:47:16 0 0
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"We give these companies too much power"
"Agrees, goes onto mention newspapers"

Errr, media barons?
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31/03/2021 13:57:38 19 2
bbc
I find it weird that people would use Facebook for news. There's news websites for that, and they don't try to have at all your data to tell you what the headlines are.
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01/04/2021 14:03:08 0 0
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It seems to me that a lot of people have no idea how newsfeeds work. Some people think Facebook produces and distributes its own news, whereas all it does is link to other agencies, hence the recent controversy with Murdoch in Australia.
6
31/03/2021 13:57:38 19 2
bbc
I find it weird that people would use Facebook for news. There's news websites for that, and they don't try to have at all your data to tell you what the headlines are.
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01/04/2021 14:03:26 0 0
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The BBC gives scant coverage of the corruption at the heart of the Tory Government and if it wasn't for the likes of Facebook we would never see exposure of it through other media!
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01/04/2021 14:03:48 2 0
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It seems to me that a lot of people have no idea how newsfeeds work. Some people think Facebook produces and distributes its own news, whereas all it does is link to other agencies, hence the recent controversy with Murdoch in Australia.
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01/04/2021 14:05:04 0 0
bbc
The BBC gives scant coverage of the corruption at the heart of the Tory Government and if it wasn't for the likes of Facebook we would never see exposure of it through other media!
85
01/04/2021 14:03:48 2 0
bbc
It seems to me that a lot of people have no idea how newsfeeds work. Some people think Facebook produces and distributes its own news, whereas all it does is link to other agencies, hence the recent controversy with Murdoch in Australia.
86
01/04/2021 14:05:04 0 0
bbc
The BBC gives scant coverage of the corruption at the heart of the Tory Government and if it wasn't for the likes of Facebook we would never see exposure of it through other media!
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01/04/2021 17:00:27 0 0
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Why oh why would anyone want Facebook or similar to select/provide them with new feeds; and why would you share with Facebook exactly what it is you choose read in the news?

Do people realise what they are giving away and making FB even more powerful and unaccountable?

Some people are mugs; Z'berg as much as said so himself a little while ago.