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Postby Marigold » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:18 am

Good blog post on the Dyfi Osprey Project, about how to stay safe and totally anonymous on Facebook, whilst still enjoying the ability to watch whatever sites you choose, eg osprey projects.
http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/blog/e ... d-facebook
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Re: Facebook

Postby LadyA » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:47 am

I use FB to keep in touch with family overseas. As my brother always says though, we need to keep in mind that with Facebook, we are the "product" being marketed! So, yes, keep your privacy settings locked down, and above all, hide your friends list, and never use FB to sign in to anything.

I'm actually trying to cut way back on my online time generally. Several friends are too, and a few have now deleted the FB app from their phones, and only use it when on laptop/tablet. One friend, a young mum, said she stayed off FB for a whole week, and said she was mortified when her husband remarked "Have you been Spring cleaning or decluttering or something? The house is so spotless!" It's just amazing how much time it eats up! I've taken up knitting again after many (many!) years, and am really enjoying it! I don't have tv, so it's nice to sit and knit in the evenings.
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Re: Facebook

Postby Hen-Gen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 am

I tend to agree, LadyA. I'm not registered with Faceache and don't own a mobile phone. Now I'm sure that there are a thousand reasons for owning one to do with safety and convenience but it irks me that no conventions have grown up regarding the etiquette of using them. They seem to have replaced normal forms of interaction for many people. Recently I've had text messages on my landline, a mechanical voice reads them to me. Can't people spend 10P and leave a message on my answer phone. Maybe I'm just a grumpy old Luddite!
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Re: Facebook

Postby rick » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:19 pm

I've recently started using FB to follow Glaslyn, Dyfi and the birding group. Great photos to look at!
Have limited the temptation to be checking in too often by having a very cheap SIM with mobile data turned off so it's only on WiFi. Been doing that for a while anyway.
Faceache :D Carol calls it Arsebook!
It's OK, It's designed to increase marketing effect through grouping interests (and less wholesomely opinion). Poultry keepers are immune!
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Re: Facebook

Postby bigyetiman » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:39 pm

Hen-Gen wrote:I tend to agree, LadyA. I'm not registered with Faceache and don't own a mobile phone. Now I'm sure that there are a thousand reasons for owning one to do with safety and convenience but it irks me that no conventions have grown up regarding the etiquette of using them. They seem to have replaced normal forms of interaction for many people. Recently I've had text messages on my landline, a mechanical voice reads them to me. Can't people spend 10P and leave a message on my answer phone. Maybe I'm just a grumpy old Luddite!


Can't be bothered with Facebook either. People round this area are glued to their phones and Facebook, irks me the amount of parents on their phone, either on facebook or internet, totally oblivious to what their children are up to. They could have a child abducted by aliens and wouldn't notice. We were out for a meal and two families were at a table all just sitting busy with their phones, not a word passed between them all meal. Wondered why they got together for a meal
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