Facebook's New Timeline Layout: A Getting-started Guide
Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:03 PM
'we found a way in and tested it' - er, didn't they announce it would be available to developers straight away? Sorry - that's not exclusive.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:18 AM
In the past I "cleaned" up my wall by going back (and back and back). Very time consuming, deleting posts on my wall which I found not so suitable anymore. The time-line is very organized and gives you the opportunity to Hide, Delete or put on your Time-line (basically your wall) postings from yourself or others. Very handy, in case you want to delete spontaneous outings (kissing, cursing, or the like). You see a bit of statistics. The amount of new friends you made, wall pictures. I like it very much. And you can put any form of private level there.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:56 AM
As opposed to people who read articles about such sites and then post a snarky comment about how they feel superior to people who use such social networking sites?
Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:24 AM
Anyone that participates with Facebook should talk to a mental health professional and a business advisor.
The only thing I use Facebook for is to log int websites like these (my entire Facebook profile is complete garbage).
Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:22 AM
This is a cybercriminal’s dream. While there are other avenues for finding out personal information, it is a game changer when the data are consolidated into a consistent format in one place. It is so much easier now to write and run an automated scraper and to apply the gleaned data. The timeline has surely made a whole crop of people who do not manage privacy settings wisely into low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals.
It even significantly increases risk for those who are careful with privacy settings. For example, one can use data taken from an extended-family member whose information is public to crack accounts owned by others.