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Facebook "Like" is Appearing on every page, what's up with that?
Nov. 17, 2010 | Me

Posted on 11/17/2010 5:07:50 AM PST by COUNTrecount

I just noticed this.

Why is the Facebook "Like" icon now appearing on every page I go to? Is FR now connected in some way to Facebook?

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: democrats; facebook; generalparanoia; javaphobia; trolls; zot
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1 posted on 11/17/2010 5:07:51 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Ha! I didn’t even notice it until you pointed it out.


2 posted on 11/17/2010 5:10:38 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: COUNTrecount

FR is on Facebook.


3 posted on 11/17/2010 5:11:18 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Why ask why?


4 posted on 11/17/2010 5:12:08 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I noticed it last night. Odd...


5 posted on 11/17/2010 5:12:58 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

” FR is on Facebook. “

Hmmmmm....

Does that mean that *I*, by extension, am ‘on Facebook’???

Not sure I’m okay with that, after carefully avoiding any and all contact with ‘social networking’ sites... (privacy issues...)


6 posted on 11/17/2010 5:14:29 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: COUNTrecount

They’re also working on a “dislike” button for blog excerpts...


7 posted on 11/17/2010 5:14:37 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: COUNTrecount

I am hoping they make it optional.
I am tired of the prying going on, now, if you use Google, it fills out the fields as you type.

So how much of my typing ON MY COMPUTER is google intercepting and recording? If I open a DOS window, does google see/know that?

How the heck is google tied into the bios on my machine so that things I type are getting sent to them?


8 posted on 11/17/2010 5:14:39 AM PST by djf (The word "concise" is too big!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I saw it and I’m not logged into my FB account right now.


9 posted on 11/17/2010 5:15:36 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Uncle Ike; djf

10 posted on 11/17/2010 5:17:13 AM PST by TSgt (On 11/08/2010 at 0421 my life changed forever. I became a father.)
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To: Uncle Ike
Does that mean that *I*, by extension, am ‘on Facebook’???

Nope. You'd have to join just as you do with the Yahoo FR Group.

11 posted on 11/17/2010 5:17:33 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

We are? Oh good now the DU’ers will be over here in droves!

Maybe that’s why Jim posted:

“Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America.”

I was wondering if maybe there was an influx of wacko’s infiltrating FR. Because “we” all know why we are here.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 5:17:37 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: darkangel82
I saw it and I’m not logged into my FB account right now.

I'm not sure why it shows all the time but I do know icons like that are on news sites.

13 posted on 11/17/2010 5:19:05 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: AppyPappy
Why ask why?

I'm hoping that we're still allowed to ask "why".

That's why.

14 posted on 11/17/2010 5:19:27 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: djf

BING


15 posted on 11/17/2010 5:20:42 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Does that mean that everything posted on FR is now somehow linked to the FB page?

Not good,IMHO.


16 posted on 11/17/2010 5:21:02 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: TSgt
It's not paranioa if they actually are out to get you.........

/tinfoil hat

17 posted on 11/17/2010 5:21:24 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: TSgt

I vote “like” on the Sesame Street paranoia poster!


18 posted on 11/17/2010 5:21:24 AM PST by Puddleglum ("due to the record harvest, rationing will continue as usual")
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To: TSgt

They are.


19 posted on 11/17/2010 5:22:12 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount

don’t click it or you’ll get the zot...


20 posted on 11/17/2010 5:22:37 AM PST by usmcobra (.Islam: providing Live Targets for United States Marines since 1786!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Jim Posted this: One more time: FR's God-given Life & Liberty constitutional conservative activism agenda!! because of this thread.

Avoid Social Issues, GOP Urged (Homosexualists, Pro-Aborts Co-opt Tea Party Movement)

We've had trolls in droves for years. There were some "zots" on the above thread.

21 posted on 11/17/2010 5:22:47 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Exactly what I was thinking...

Not happy about that.

I’ve seen Like button used to designate sites, but every flippin’ thread?

Ygh!


22 posted on 11/17/2010 5:23:22 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I’m hoping that we’re still allowed to ask “why”.

It looks like you are. So, how about those Eagles?


23 posted on 11/17/2010 5:23:49 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Does that mean that everything posted on FR is now somehow linked to the FB page?

Nope. You have to join the same as you do with the FR Yahoo Group.

24 posted on 11/17/2010 5:24:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I, for one, welcome our new Facebook overlords.


25 posted on 11/17/2010 5:24:26 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: AppyPappy

How about Bristol the Pistol?


26 posted on 11/17/2010 5:24:39 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: EBH

Come on guys, its part of the template used to generate posts.

Its not big brother staring down your throat.

If you don’t want to have anything to do with Facebook, don’t click it.

I love the conspiracies just like everyone else, but everything is not a conspiracy.

Its a contrail.


27 posted on 11/17/2010 5:27:27 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Don't taze my junk bro.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Fear not. You are safe from Facebook. They are not linked to each other.


28 posted on 11/17/2010 5:27:40 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Sorry, I don’t go to strip clubs so I wouldn’t know her.


29 posted on 11/17/2010 5:28:38 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Note that if you don't have a Facebook account, this icon does nothing. If you do have a Facebook account, this allows you to easily join the FreeRepublic Facebook page if you wish.

I normally run Firefox with the "NoScript" add-on, which prevents any web content from executing unless I give it permission to do so, and I don't get the Facebook button at all. If you're concerned about online privacy, you should definitely be running NoScript, or something like it.

30 posted on 11/17/2010 5:29:09 AM PST by Johnny B.
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“online privacy”

Oxymoron.


31 posted on 11/17/2010 5:30:22 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: kevkrom
I, for one, welcome our new Facebook overlords.


32 posted on 11/17/2010 5:31:47 AM PST by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: COUNTrecount

Excellent question for this week.


33 posted on 11/17/2010 5:32:22 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (What flavor Kool-aid are you drinking?)
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To: Johnny B.

I am VERY concerned.
This cartoonist had an FB page which was hacked. All of her “friends” were contacted and threatened.
She’s now in the witness protection program.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/10/05/the_molly_norris_precedent.html

A U.S. Cartoonist in Hiding: The Molly Norris Precedent


34 posted on 11/17/2010 5:33:41 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: AppyPappy

Your loss......;-)


35 posted on 11/17/2010 5:34:03 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (What flavor Kool-aid are you drinking?)
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To: mad_as_he$$

They really don’t like to hear about religion at those things.


36 posted on 11/17/2010 5:36:05 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: COUNTrecount

A missile is fired off the coast of California and a Like button shows up on FR.
Coincidence? I think NOT!


37 posted on 11/17/2010 5:37:45 AM PST by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: TSgt

LMAO!!!


38 posted on 11/17/2010 5:37:46 AM PST by Jodi (FUBO)
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To: COUNTrecount
I just 'liked' a FR story and all it did was put a link to the Free Republic page that story was on.

"xxxx likes Bristol Palin's dancing on TV set off man in standoff, complaint says on freerepublic.com. · Like Unlike · Comment"

So it could possibly be used to get your Facebook friends addicted to FR.

39 posted on 11/17/2010 5:38:55 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: COUNTrecount
She probably had a public page too and accepted as "Friends" everyone that asked.

If you don't have FB and you didn't join FR on FB the icon doesn't affect you. FR is also on Yahoo as a group. You don't show up there (unless you joined) either.

40 posted on 11/17/2010 5:40:17 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: kanawa

China takes over our government’s Internet for 18 minutes, and then a missle is fired off the coast of California.

Coinky dink?

You be the judge.


41 posted on 11/17/2010 5:41:46 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount

First, breath.

Second, if you don’t have a Facebook account then this means nothing to you. You must choose to link the story to your Facebook page if you have one.

It’s called a 21st century social networking/media mash-up.

Geeez!


42 posted on 11/17/2010 5:43:09 AM PST by TSgt (On 11/08/2010 at 0421 my life changed forever. I became a father.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I do have an FB page.
So if I post an article and someone “Likes” it, the article with my login name is put on the FB FR page?


43 posted on 11/17/2010 5:43:58 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount
COUNTrecount Since Nov 12, 2000

COUNTrecount hasn't created an about page because they are too afraid to click "My Profile" to see what's there
44 posted on 11/17/2010 5:44:57 AM PST by TSgt (On 11/08/2010 at 0421 my life changed forever. I became a father.)
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To: TSgt

I do have a Facebook page.

I went to a conference on social media.

I understand what it can do.


45 posted on 11/17/2010 5:46:31 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Did you join FR on FB? I didn’t. My FB page and FR are in no way linked.


46 posted on 11/17/2010 5:47:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Yesterday a friend of mine was kicked off Facebook....we couldn’t find her anywhere or get in to ask why. Today she is back on just like always. Someone said they heard on the news that a large number of Facebook members were kicked off yesterday for no apparent reason. Anyone else hear this?


47 posted on 11/17/2010 5:48:54 AM PST by GrannyK
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To: DJ MacWoW

No I didn’t.


48 posted on 11/17/2010 5:49:21 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount

we need a dislike button


49 posted on 11/17/2010 5:49:37 AM PST by jrd
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To: djf
I'll tell you why I don't like Facebook. I keep getting these invitations from people I know asking me to "join them on Facebook". I prefer to stay anonymous on the Internet so I ignore them. But one time, I scrolled down the invitation from someone that I barely know (that I don't even care much for) - AND - at the bottom of the page, it said "here are some other people you might know on Facebook".

There were thumbnail pics of my niece, my next door neighbor and a few other people that I know. There were also several people that I had no idea who they were.

I'm thinking, "How the hell does Facebook know my connections to these people? I had never received invitations to join Facebook by most of these people. How did it know that I KNEW them? Then I realized, that the people I didn't know, whose photos were shown in those thumbnail pics WERE PEOPLE THAT WERE ON MY EMAIL ADDRESS LIST - PEOPLE I HAD SOLD THINGS TO ON EBAY.

Then I realized that all of these people listed - I had had email contact with before. HOW THE HELL DOES FACEBOOK GET ACCESS TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS LIST??????

Could someone explain that to me?

50 posted on 11/17/2010 5:51:49 AM PST by alicewonders
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