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Top 10 Myths, Lies & Conspiracies About Facebo

Hits: 14838 | Rating: (1.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:38:15 AM
No problems guys... i was at work and bored. SO why not!

Female, 50-59, Europe
 6987 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:51:41 PM
Thanks Fatninja- I would much rather read then watch.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 859 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:48:57 PM
I wish I could go back in time and strangle the Facebook inventor at birth.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 137 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:40:24 PM
i don't want to read things if i don't know they are myths, lies or conspirancies.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:17:20 PM

In a world of constant status updates, check-ins, and live streams, it's no surprise that society is more conscious of privacy than ever before. Strange, considering people continually breach their own contract of secrecy by posting their lives online. Even so, Facebook was berated for having published users' phone numbers on their profiles for all to see.The Internet giant defended itself by stating that personal phone numbers had been posted on their pages, but only after users themselves had provided them with the information. And to boot, that said information had always been viewable through their Phonebook feature. Users responded by flooding Facebook HQ with angry messages.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:16:50 PM

The social media website has censored images from private accounts, deleted profiles, and has even gone as far as to remove groups associated with breastfeeding. Angry mothers have taken on a campaign against Facebook for its zero-tolerance stance on what the site calls "indecency." The mothers believe the social media platform has taken on an unfair crusade against women, and that if all exposed breasts should be censored so should the pictures of topless men posing on Facebook. Somewhere, the juiceheads of America just cringed a little.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:16:45 PM
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"Facebook deleted its own founder!" Another myth circulated that the conglomerate was in such a state of disarray and disrepair that it couldn't even keep its own founder in its extensive database, but it turns out the real victim was named Mark S. Zuckerberg. The account of the less-famous Zuckerberg, who is a bankruptcy lawyer, was deleted after folks at the social media agency mistakenly thought his account was a phony.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:16:00 PM

As Facebook rapidly expands beyond its dorm room origins, it is faced with a new challenge: spam. The digital herpes has started to give the social site many problems, as mischief-makers have created countless fake profiles, some of which release viruses. In response, Facebook has now an established a constantly updated "blacklist" of names users cannot use in an effort to end this scourge. Included on the list are fictional characters like Batman, and "trending" names like Kardashian...

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:15:28 PM

A hoax which ran in multiple guises has warned users that Facebook was dumping people's profiles due to lack of space as if the digital world were a crammed Manhattan apartment. The hoax went on to explain that Facebook servers were running slowly and, in a ploy to free up space, Zuckerberg decided it was time to give loafers the boot.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:14:45 PM

With all the paranoia surrounding Facebook, it should come as no surprise that the social media champ is rumored (on the internet, of course) to have been developed by the CIA. During a round of venture capital funding, Facebook received millions of dollars from the firm Accel Partners. The firm's manager, James Breyer, also served on the board of the National Venture Capital Association, through which he knows Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel.

In-Q-Tel was started by the CIA.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:14:19 PM

Back in 2010, a trend to swap your profile pic with that of a cartoon character spread like wildfire. But then a rumor spread that pedophiles had organized the campaign in an effort to locate the profiles of unsuspecting children. Ostensibly, their plan was to assess the age of the user based on the era of the cartoon character he or she posted; if someone posted a picture of He-Man, he was probably not currently in the 2nd grade. If she posted a picture of Dora the Explorer, then she might be a kid ripe for picking.

Of course, the nonsensical rumor turned out to be untrue. Trying to unmask the age of a young Facebook user through the clever use of cartoons is like trying to start a new country through the clever use of flags.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:13:56 PM

In another instance of confusing correlation with causality, many people think that Facebook and other social media websites conspired to birth the political uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. After all, Facebook offers of a forum for acute sociability and democratic processes which have given the youth of those countries a taste for democracy. The Occupy Movement in the U.S. holds a similar philosophy. Except the part where they fight tanks.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:13:32 PM

The Winklevoss Twins, Harvard classmates of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sued their former collaborator for allegedly lifting their idea for a social networking site. In 2007, a judge called the case against Zuckerberg "tissue thin." Eventually, Facebook decided to settle with the trio, although Zuckerberg has always insisted the idea for the site was entirely his.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:13:19 PM

In a study of UK divorce proceedings, 20 percent of suits filed mentioned Facebook as a contributing factor to marital unhappiness. Couples the world-over began to flock away from the site now painted as an avenue to infidelity. But what media channels failed to provide was that unhappy marriages just happened to be more prone to spending time apart, and therefore, on Facebook. In the frenzy that ensued, however, this voice of reason was drowned out. To this day, people are still married to the myth that Facebook itself causes divorces.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25262 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:13:14 PM
Just incase people are having issues with the link, because i was having inconsistant hits with it, here are the top 10

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2684 Posts
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:41:28 AM
Link: Top 10 Myths, Lies & Conspiracies About Facebook [Rate Link] - Number 2's reason about boobs explains so much about why my I-A-B reader boob Facebook gallery keeps getting deleted.

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