Special interestFacebook is nice
      – BorgClown, 2009-12-08 at 04:49:46   (8 comments)

On 2009-12-08 at 04:55:11, BorgClown wrote...
I've always been wary of making personal information available online, but last weekend it was my annual friend reunion, and most of them had FaceBook accounts, so it was reasonable for the rest to get their own and network. I'm surprised how easy it makes to find your friends, even if you don't give it access to your address books. Pretty nice indeed.
On 2009-12-08 at 04:58:20, BorgClown wrote...
The coolest part is finding common acquaintances, it's funny when when you find common friends you didn't know you had.
On 2009-12-08 at 04:58:47, BorgClown wrote...
The apps are annoying, though, they spam your friend list.
On 2009-12-08 at 18:19:54, Lee J Haywood wrote...
You may find that people already have given it access to their address books which have your contact details in them, which is why they unexpectedly pop up in the 'people you may know' section. My advice is never to subscribe to any apps or groups - as you say, they spam you so much that the account becomes unusable. I have an older account like that, which I've abandoned, and a new cleaner one. The new one lets me see status updates in isolation.
On 2009-12-08 at 21:39:40, BorgClown wrote...
That's right, a colleague and I were having this same conversation, and reached the same conclusion. Two of my first three suggestions already had my email address, but the third is a strange case: We met 9 years ago in a polyglot chat room and exchanged hotmail addresses, but she didn't have my gmail address because it didn't even exist back then. Later I changed my MSN account to use my gmail address instead, and she must have gotten the update in her address book. The weird thing is, I accepted her request, but we have nothing to talk these days.
On 2009-12-08 at 21:41:02, BorgClown wrote...
Oh, I forgot to mention it, I had a request from her, moments after I created my account. The others I had to request myself.
On 2009-12-09 at 19:18:18, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Even if you don't chat with someone, you can still see what they're up to by reading their status updates. I use the RSS feed for status updates and it allows me to see them all.
On 2009-12-09 at 21:28:31, BorgClown wrote...
The "hide" feature is great, two clicks and you remove that kind of message from your feed. No more Farmville or MafiaWars spam.