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If You EVER 'Facebook Stalk' There's An Embarrassing Feature You Need To Be Aware Of
Business Insider ^ | 01/17/2013 | Nicholas Carlson

Posted on 01/17/2013 2:27:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Some people (not me, of course) use Facebook to look up old flames from time to time.

They (not me, of course) do this not because they are trying to do anything inappropriate.

They (not me, of course) do this merely because they are curious about people who used to play an important role in their lives.

(And to see if these old flames have gained weight/lost their jobs/are dating losers now – I imagine.)

ANYWAY.

If you are one of these people (I am not) then you should be aware of a new Facebook feature that is potentially very embarrassing.

It is this: Facebook now keeps track of your search histories!

We found about it from HuffPo.

The good news is that the Web page/horror show is only available to you, when you are logged into your computer.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; fbsearchhistory; stalking

1 posted on 01/17/2013 2:27:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I just automatically assume all my old flames are currently dating or married to losers, saves a lot of time and effort trying to find them


2 posted on 01/17/2013 2:30:31 PM PST by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: SeekAndFind

...the Web page/horror show is only available to you, when you are logged into your computer.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Riiiiiight


3 posted on 01/17/2013 2:31:37 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t “Facebook”, but just had to tell you the way you worded this made me laugh!


4 posted on 01/17/2013 2:32:21 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nowhere, not even Free Republic, have I used my real name on the inter-tubes. I figured out the danger in that in about 5 minutes.

(Actually, I lie...my bank, PG&E, AT&T etc all have my real name.)


5 posted on 01/17/2013 2:34:31 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: SeekAndFind; Gamecock; F15Eagle

Facebook is probably the only way I’ll get back my copy of Tropic of Capricorn from that girl in the purple dress. Sherry I think her name was. I wonder if she’s still as cute?


6 posted on 01/17/2013 2:38:23 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: slumber1

One of my exes went looking for (and found) me on Facebook.

I’m pretty sure she’s not looking to rekindle things, given that she no longer prefers men.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 2:38:33 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Depends. She may be checking to see if you are still male....


8 posted on 01/17/2013 2:41:57 PM PST by austinaero
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To: Larry Lucido

In my opinion, let her keep it.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 2:43:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Larry Lucido

Almost 400 pages of ramblings by a narcissistic telegraph operator...no thanks.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 2:45:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Nah, those NY Public Library fees are really starting to add up!


11 posted on 01/17/2013 2:46:04 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: slumber1

Recently found out that my first fiance/high school sweetheart was kicked to the curb by the guy she left me for over twenty years ago...

Karma takes its time, but it always seems to get where it needs to be.


12 posted on 01/17/2013 2:46:04 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Larry Lucido
Facebook is probably the only way I’ll get back my copy of Tropic of Capricorn from that girl in the purple dress. Sherry I think her name was. I wonder if she’s still as cute?

That probably depends on two things. How long ago did you lend her the book? And how's your eyesight now?

Bonus diagnostic question: How many beers have you had this afternoon?

13 posted on 01/17/2013 2:46:49 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

Never actually owned, borrowed or read it, thank goodness. :-)


14 posted on 01/17/2013 2:47:09 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: SeekAndFind

I would imagine any searches would become available if subpoenaed in a lawsuit, as well. Say the searchee was actually stalked and injured/killed in real life. Any searcher would be questioned, at a minimum.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 2:48:32 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: JoeDetweiler

mine don’t.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 2:48:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: EDINVA

RE: I would imagine any searches would become available if subpoenaed in a lawsuit

So, why use Facebook at all? Life was simple and happy years before this company was born. We lived without it then, we can live without it now.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 2:50:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The good news is that the Web page/horror show is only available to you, when you are logged into your computer.

Wanna bet?

18 posted on 01/17/2013 2:51:31 PM PST by j_tull
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To: SeekAndFind

That is bad news. I like to know people I grew up with. On a grade school and high school website. I should know better.

That I am not too worried about. I get scared to post on political sites. THE GOV is not too worried about past loves and who you slept with. They are more concerned on what you believe.

I am a good candidate for a re-education camp.

bobo


19 posted on 01/17/2013 2:53:58 PM PST by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


20 posted on 01/17/2013 3:01:43 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: nickcarraway

none of his works were worth the paper they were printed on. only had to read part of one (Tropic of Cancer) to know that garbage is still garbage even with a pretty binding


21 posted on 01/17/2013 3:02:38 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Larry Lucido

judging by the replies to your post, we now have to use the “</seinfeld>” tag when quoting from the show about nothing...
(not that there’s anything wrong with that)


22 posted on 01/17/2013 3:10:13 PM PST by frankenMonkey
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To: austinaero

I pretty much still am. And she’s still pretty much nuts, which is why I left her to begin with.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 3:20:59 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have a dummy facebook account for that....


24 posted on 01/17/2013 3:25:29 PM PST by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s kinda nice having a name that fifty or more others have in every small city I’ve lived in. And someone always says they know me from somewhere.

Naturally incognito.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 3:29:20 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: SeekAndFind

I read somewhere that divorce lawyers list Facebook as the number one cause of divorce. High School reunions might be second.


26 posted on 01/17/2013 3:31:25 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SeekAndFind

According to my daughter I cant...

she was onto me again about dumb FaceAcheBook the other day...

I asked her how it would benefit me, improve my life ???

No qualified, reasonable answer as yet...

Itold her the people that have twitter and facebook spend so much time telling strangers about their every moment they have no time to make moments...


27 posted on 01/17/2013 3:32:10 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually there’s a lot about Facebook I enjoy. I.e., my nephew’s wife had a baby back on 12/20, three nieces had babies last October thru January. In each instance, I not only knew immediately that the baby was born, I saw their pictures! I see pix of great-nieces going to homecoming, kids’ first days of school, etc.,etc. Before FB, I might have gotten a photo or photo-newsletter at Christmas.

I keep my security high and number of ‘friends’ low. Don’t play their games. And never say anything controversial or political. When I want to do that, I come here!


28 posted on 01/17/2013 3:32:35 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

“And never say anything controversial or political. When I want to do that, I come here!”

your right to do so...............but i ALWAYS say stuff that is controversial or political on facebook.

What are they gonna do, cut my hair off and send me to Nam ?


29 posted on 01/17/2013 3:40:25 PM PST by Einherjar
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To: Einherjar

I just don’t think Facebook is the place for political discourse. I don’t want to read others’ opinions nor share mind there. For me, it’s about the kids, kids photos, etc. After the election I ‘unfriended’ a couple who were gloating. Just don’t need that.


30 posted on 01/17/2013 3:48:39 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
I’m pretty sure she’s not looking to rekindle things, given that she no longer prefers men.

Well done sir!
31 posted on 01/17/2013 3:55:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EDINVA

Same thing here. Kids, nieces, nephews, cousins and all the rest. Makes it easy to see what they are up to and I can comment if I want. Like you, my friends count is extremely low.


32 posted on 01/17/2013 3:59:30 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Dead Corpse

“That rich guy you been seein’
must have put you down.
So, welcome back baby, to the poor side of town”.


33 posted on 01/17/2013 4:05:17 PM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. hee hee)
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet that jock that had his eye on that cheerleader who was 5’5” and weighed a bit over 100lbs is now weighing 220 with five kids. Something he might now want to see, conversely the same for the jock - 220 with a bald head.


34 posted on 01/17/2013 4:24:05 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Dead Corpse

That is very true! Just about every bad relationship (which, I admit some gave me guilt) I can see where their at now, and the karma is sweet.


35 posted on 01/17/2013 4:31:47 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: cripplecreek

I wasn’t her first guy, but I may very well have been her last!


36 posted on 01/17/2013 4:37:05 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: frankenMonkey
judging by the replies to your post, we now have to use the “” tag when quoting from the show about nothing...

(not that there’s anything wrong with that)

I nearly used ArtVandalay as my FR username, but bowed out at the last minute.

37 posted on 01/17/2013 5:52:25 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: austinaero

Actual lol


38 posted on 01/17/2013 8:06:33 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: frankenMonkey

LOL so true! :-)


39 posted on 01/18/2013 9:07:04 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting.... thanks S & F


40 posted on 01/18/2013 9:10:00 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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