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Re: facebook page ?

Post by Northern_Mike » 27 Jan 2013, 17:18

duncan bladen wrote:whats google+ ?


Facebook for Linux users..

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Re: facebook page ?

Post by CitroJim » 27 Jan 2013, 18:20

Northern_Mike wrote:
duncan bladen wrote:whats google+ ?


Facebook for Linux users..



Linux users have better things to do with their lives :wink:
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Post by Xaccers » 27 Jan 2013, 23:55

CitroJim wrote:Linux users have better things to do with their lives :wink:


Actually that is a very good description of it.
While Facebook is full of cat photos, G+ is full of scientific discussions, political debates, conversations about Dr Who, and the latest news relating to Ingress.
Circles enable you to specify which groups of people can view your posts.
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Re: facebook page ?

Post by Northern_Mike » 28 Jan 2013, 00:13

I like pictures of cats, and I can set up friends lists to specify who can view my posts on facebook. I seem to get much less creepy targeted advertising now I've moved away from Google too..
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Re: facebook page ?

Post by Xaccers » 28 Jan 2013, 02:44

Northern_Mike wrote:I like pictures of cats, and I can set up friends lists to specify who can view my posts on facebook. I seem to get much less creepy targeted advertising now I've moved away from Google too..


Sure that's not just from staying away from creepy sites? :)

The only site I regularly go to with targetted advertisments is Xda and they don't use google. Wish more companies did though, then there'd be fewer instances of scareware getting onto home user's computers thanks to non google advertisements from hacked websites.
Actually, given all the information Google could have on me, I don't think I get any targeted adverts from them (other than sponsored links when searching).
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Re: facebook page ?

Post by Northern_Mike » 28 Jan 2013, 03:20

I started to notice it from them obviously searching for keywords in emails - which they admit to doing. I'd sent an email to my dad about the Berlingo mis-fuelling incident, and within 4 hours, I was getting sidebar ads for Emergency fuel draining services for misfuelling and I sent something about M&S bra-fitting to my missus, then started getting sidebar ads for bras. I've had loads of car-related ads from my emails.

Now I use Outlook.com for my mail, they've stopped.
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Re: facebook page ?

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jan 2013, 06:22

Northern_Mike wrote:I started to notice it from them obviously searching for keywords in emails - which they admit to doing. I'd sent an email to my dad about the Berlingo mis-fuelling incident, and within 4 hours, I was getting sidebar ads for Emergency fuel draining services for misfuelling


That's really, really naughty and should be banned forthwith...

Why do people tolerate it?
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Re: facebook page ?

Post by Northern_Mike » 28 Jan 2013, 06:25

CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:I started to notice it from them obviously searching for keywords in emails - which they admit to doing. I'd sent an email to my dad about the Berlingo mis-fuelling incident, and within 4 hours, I was getting sidebar ads for Emergency fuel draining services for misfuelling


That's really, really naughty and should be banned forthwith...

Why do people tolerate it?


I don't any more, hence my change of email services. I expect Microsoft do it in some way. I've never had any issues, and I store all my data on Skydrive now instead of google services. Took ages to download it and sort it all, then upload it again, but Skydrive is easier to use for me anyway.
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Re: facebook page ?

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jan 2013, 06:28

Good and I won't. End of...

Ubuntu has a good cloud called Ubuntu One... I use it as a backup for non-sensitive things...
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Re: facebook page ?

Post by myglaren » 28 Jan 2013, 07:55

I never see any adverts - except on the rare occasions I boot Windows 7 up.
The Ubuntu1 cloud is pretty good but I've had stuff in the Google Drive from long before it became that and had no problems - until last week when my daughter was required to fill in an online pdf application that we had a few problems with. Uploaded it to Gdrive and it stripped out all the information that was there :(.
It was only a backup as the main one was in Ubuntu1 so there wasn't a disaster but could have been.
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Re: facebook page ?

Post by duncan bladen » 31 Jan 2013, 06:56

just hadnt heard of it , despite using computers since 1988, and building them /repairing them since 2001
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