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Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Is a Scam
nytimes ^ | August 17, 2010

Posted on 08/17/2010 7:53:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono

If only we could register our “dislike” of scams on Facebook.

A “Dislike” button is the latest in a string of cons circulating on the social-networking site. It purports to offer users a way to express their aversion to links, videos and other annoying content posted by friends on Facebook, as an alternative to giving a thumbs up with Facebook’s “Like” button. To get it, they supposedly have to fill out a survey – at which point they unwittingly agree to recurring cellphone charges......

(Excerpt) Read more at gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: facebook; sheep

1 posted on 08/17/2010 7:53:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Yep. There’s a lot of those $10/month phone scams on FB. I had to call my carrier to have 3 of them taken off last month that my wife unwittingly fell for. I have since forbid her from entering her phone # anywhere on FB.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 7:57:52 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks for posting this, I posted it to my FB page. I have noticed MANY more scams and virus things on FB lately. I almost never click on anything, but many of my friends must click on everything that comes along.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 7:58:00 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: JoeProBono

90% of the stuff on FB is spam, or a scam.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 7:58:30 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: JoeProBono

>> If only we could register our “dislike” of scams on Facebook.

Good news, there, Sherlock!

You CAN register your “dislike” of Facebook scams.

CANCEL YOUR STUPID ACCOUNT


5 posted on 08/17/2010 8:04:28 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Bigg Red

mark


6 posted on 08/17/2010 8:07:23 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: oblomov

7 posted on 08/17/2010 8:10:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono; al baby; Eaker

Facebook? Is that thing still around?


8 posted on 08/17/2010 8:12:37 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: JoeProBono

I saw the other day a call for a “meh” button. Good thing you can’t wear out soft buttons, because that would definitely would be.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 8:12:49 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: JoeProBono

10 posted on 08/17/2010 8:12:55 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m always poking friends in real life.

And always getting slapped or punched out.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 8:15:53 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Nervous Tick
"Facebook Prepares To Announce 500 Million Users

Facebook is working on plans for their 500 million user celebration, projected to take place at some point before the end of June"

12 posted on 08/17/2010 8:25:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Larry Lucido

13 posted on 08/17/2010 8:27:11 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I never did run with the crowd.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 8:27:21 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Mr. Blonde

15 posted on 08/17/2010 8:30:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

16 posted on 08/17/2010 8:44:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Larry Lucido; JoeProBono; al baby
Facebook? Is that thing still around?

Ya prolly ought to tweek yer question.

17 posted on 08/17/2010 8:45:34 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: TheMom

Looks like what Beaker’s doing.


18 posted on 08/17/2010 8:47:55 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: a fool in paradise

19 posted on 08/17/2010 8:51:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Nervous Tick

Right, post personal details about yourself all over the internet, then add personal connections to people you’ve come in contact with.

A government agent’s wetdream.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 9:32:11 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: JoeProBono

I miss the days when “facebook” was a cute name for a picture album.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 9:37:05 AM PDT by MortMan (Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: a four-putt.)
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To: MortMan

22 posted on 08/17/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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