This week, there were many reports that Facebook had a new bug – one that was allowing old private (!) messages to be posted to ones Timeline. It was quickly dismissed as a hoax, but many more people insisted they were indeed affected.
Most of us have made the switch over to the new Facebook Timeline by now, or are due to be on board with it at any time whether we like it or not. While some of us love it (I do, I admit I like it) many, many, people don’t, and would do anything to go back to the old way. Or at least – try anything new to get something else going instead.
Have you left the house without your mobile phone – only to be a wreck until you were reunited with it later on? I have a deep seated fear of losing my phone, or being apart from it. I always joke about it, but apparently I’m not alone, and there’s a name for it: Nomophobia.
There’s another scam circulating on Facebook – this time, it’s something near and dear to my heart: shoes. Not just any shoes either, but those cute TOMS everyone is wearing this Spring. Sigh. Anyway, you may have seen this scam already. It works in the same way some of the other recent gift card scams operate.
When I first heard the rumblings of employers requiring their applicants to provide their Facebook passwords, I thought surely this must be few and far between. I mean really. What is the motivation? What are they looking for – dirt on you that they can use against you? It’s such an utter invasion of privacy I was surprised that instead of the rumbling going quietly away, it grew louder as more and more companies began asking for passwords as well.
Facebook is always changing, whether we like it or not. As we all make the change over to the new Timeline kicking and screaming, this is a great time to go through your privacy settings and make adjustments as needed.
We’ve all seen bad behavior on Facebook. Most of the time, it’s from the younger set – kids who haven’t quite realized yet that anything they post online never really goes away, it’s always floating around in cyberspace somewhere. That they need to be very careful about what they post.