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The Washington Post just freaked me out

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Easy to do, I know.

    I went to the Post site to read Dan Steinberg's Bog. As I've noted before, I love Steinberg and the Bog is among the very best - maybe THE best - online products in the business.

    When I got done, it said I could be the first of my friends to "like" this. Off to the side was a long list of my friends and what they're doing.

    How does the Washington Post have access to my friends? Did I give them access somehow? Are they in my walls, in my computer? Why do I hear a Rockwell song now? WHAT WHAT WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE??

    Before you ask, yes, I put down the pipe. More than 30 years ago.
  2. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I'm not on it, but is this part of the new Facebook "like" thing, where you now display all your website likes to your Facebook friends, including, I suppose, porn?
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    That's what it sounds like to me. I'm not on it either. I opted out.
  4. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    You can go into Facebook's privacy settings and disallow this access. Under the "Instant Personalization Pilot Program" setting, go in and uncheck the box.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    This feature is way too creepy for me. It was particularly annoying that FB made this an opt-out program.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Someone a couple of days ago saw an ad on DenverPost.com mentioning who was a fan of theirs. I was the second one listed. Yah, creepy.
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    This would seem to be helpful.


    This was amusing.
  8. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    I opted-out too. But I was surprised that I could still what my facebook friends liked and whatnot.
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    If you want privacy, what the hell are you doing on Facebook in the first place?
  10. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

    Noonan likes this. :p
  11. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    If you missed the opt-out when Facebook sent it out, I googled to find out how to do it:

  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Makes me glad I punted Facebook. Not the main reason I did, but still...
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