RE: Facebook Question

  • From: Adrian Spratt <Adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 22:39:52 -0400

On the surface, this isn't a JAWS question, but I wonder if visually
impaired users can tell via our screenreader just how much Facebook
compromises privacy. After everything I'd read  in the media to caution me,
I asked the proverbial sighted assistant to help me create a page. I have no
desire to advertise, but I'd found that without a Facebook account, I
couldn't gain access to events and information posted by Facebook users I
know. Despite all the care we took to maximize privacy during the sign-up
process, Facebook reached into my address book and notified several contacts
that I'd joined. I got a flurry of  touching  requests to befriend these
contacts. I replied to all these people off-Facebook and explained my
reservations about posting anything on this website.  In my case, so far no
harm done, but it could have been very awkward. Just know that what Cy and
Dave  warn is only the tip of the iceberg.
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Cy Selfridge
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:52 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Facebook Question
You *MUST* remember that anything you post on Face Book is public and is
available to anyone.
Even though you may mark things as private they really are not.
There are folks out there who fish face book just looking for such news so
they know who is not home.
Cy, The Anasazi
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Farfar Carlson
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 5:19 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Facebook Question
Not a good idea to let anyone know you're not going to be home. So if you
can't trust FB then send out E-mail directly only to your trusted friends.
Dave Created in the Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Jose, California
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 16:07
Subject: Facebook Question
Howdy Facebook users,
Does anyone know if on Facebook, one can write something to only a select
group of people without having to post it as an event?
For instance, I want to let my friends from my home town know that I'll be
going to visit but don't need to let all of my other friends know so as not
to clutter up things on their end.
I thought of doing it as an event, but that's probably not the way to go.
The group is large enough.
Any ideas?

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