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Your Facebook Comments, Coming Soon to a Google Search Near You
Web Monkey ^ | 11/03/11 | Scott Gilbertson

Posted on 11/05/2011 5:28:35 AM PDT by Libloather

Your Facebook Comments, Coming Soon to a Google Search Near You
By Scott Gilbertson
Nov 3, 2011

Mind what you say in Facebook comments, Google will soon be indexing them and serving them up as part of the company’s standard search results. Google’s all-seeing search robots still can’t find comments on private pages within Facebook, but now any time you use a Facebook comment form on a other sites, or a public page within Facebook, those comments will be indexed by Google.

The new indexing plan isn’t just about Facebook comments, but applies to nearly any content that’s previously been accessible only through an HTTP POST request. Google’s goal is to include anything “hiding” behind a form — comment systems like Disqus or Facebook and other JavaScript-based sites and forms.

Typically when Google announces it’s going to expand its search index in some way everyone is happy — sites get more searchable content into Google and users can find more of what they’re looking for — but that’s not the case with the latest changes to Google’s indexing policy.

Developers are upset because Google is no longer the passive crawler it once was and users will likely become upset once they realize that comments about drunken parties, embarrassing moments or what they thought were private details are going to start showing up next to their names in Google’s search results.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: comments; facebook; google; search
That doesn't sound too good.
1 posted on 11/05/2011 5:28:37 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I had a Facebook page for 2 years. I just deleted it about two weeks ago. It’s beginning to creep me out.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 5:30:51 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Libloather

Our FR comments are already part of a Google search.


3 posted on 11/05/2011 5:32:17 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Libloather
45% Employers use Facebook-Twitter to screen job candidates

And this article is two years old, so I imagine the percentage has increased.

4 posted on 11/05/2011 5:33:20 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: Libloather

I HATE FACEBOOK!

I some friends that I went to a Marine Corps Ball with and one of them took pics. My pics ended up on his Facebook page. Nothing damaging, but it felt like a real invasion of privacy, when another friend ( who was not at the party) told me about how they saw the pics.
I never asked for my pics at a party to be on the internet.

I then vowed never to be on Facebook...I don’t trust that monster, never have.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 5:40:01 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Erik Latranyi

“Our FR comments are already part of a Google search”

But they use our FR screen name, right? Wouldn’t Facebook have the person’s real name? (I have never been on Facebook and have no idea how it all works exactly.)


6 posted on 11/05/2011 5:43:19 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Libloather
Bottom line.....if you use Facebook, don't post anything you don't want the world to see.....
7 posted on 11/05/2011 5:49:03 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: momtothree
But they use our FR screen name, right? Wouldn’t Facebook have the person’s real name? (I have never been on Facebook and have no idea how it all works exactly.)

You can use a screen name on FB now. They started that a few years ago.

Frankly, it doesn't matter as it is all getting connected together anyways. That is why I use my real name and try to be careful what I post.

I do not post pictures of my children anywhere (except in their Halloween costume) for safety. I try not to post inflammatory language or outrageous things.

I do not always succeed, but I will stand behind who I am and never fear my opinion or conservative credentials.

8 posted on 11/05/2011 5:49:24 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Me too. I retreated from posting anything on my wall after a month due to concerns over access by future employers etc... and have since deleted the page.

I have to admit, it did bring me back together with old friends, but not worth the digital trail and those who may seek to use it against me for whatever reason.


9 posted on 11/05/2011 5:51:56 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Erik Latranyi

Thank you, Erik! As long as FR’s screen names and real names aren’t linked! Looking back at the teasing I have done to poor Laz, Cripplecreek, Red Devil and JoeSixPack.... I’d have to leave town and enter some sort of witness protection type thing....


10 posted on 11/05/2011 5:56:14 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: ex91B10

Easy way to get around this with employers: Have neither.

I was actually questioned in an interview why I didn’t have a Facebook or Twitter account. I told them quite frankly that I had no stomach for social media and believed it had no redeeming professional value.

I haven’t been hired yet.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 6:01:24 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Libloather

Which is why I refuse to open a Fagbook account.


12 posted on 11/05/2011 6:05:54 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Libloather

Great, I’ll list some of my own facebook quotes:

1) The Hooters waitress had some nice cans.
2) Jim Boeheim made some stupid moves in the Georgetown game
3) Happy 21st Birthday!(to my 42 year old wife/)
4) Jerry Jones is an IDIOT!!!
5) Game going to overtime...time to do tequila shots
6) Bonedaddies has better food and waitresses than Hooters
7) ...no more tequila shots!!!!!!!!!!
8) I wish people who I haven’t seen since high school, never spoken to since high school and didn’t even know in high school would STOP trying to friend me!!!
9) Who the hell is Justin Berber??
10) Even my wife thinks Sarah Palin is hot...


13 posted on 11/05/2011 6:15:06 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Libloather

That only encourages me to make more comments about Obama!


14 posted on 11/05/2011 6:18:10 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Libloather
The whole internet thing is beginning to sound like kindergarten for the new world order headed our way.
15 posted on 11/05/2011 6:38:37 AM PDT by hfr (Liberalism is a moral disorder that leads to mental disorder (actually it's sin))
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To: momtothree

I faked my name on facebook and blocked everything I could except for my friend list.

All of my friends are family and close friends of the family, less than 40 people.

Unless you know my fake name, you won’t find me or what I post. And, no, I’m not “Ron Mexico”; nor do I have his ‘problems’.


16 posted on 11/05/2011 6:41:11 AM PDT by Gun142 (Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? -- Jerry Clower)
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To: Gun142

Sounds to me like you have used Facebook very wisely, Gun142! I have heard some friends say, “I have a thousand friends”.. referring to Facebook. Really? A thousand friends? I would think to myself, “Call those thousand friends and ask to borrow ten dollars. Do you really have a thousand friends?!!” LOL!


17 posted on 11/05/2011 6:43:59 AM PDT by momtothree
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18 posted on 11/05/2011 7:23:07 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Erik Latranyi

EL, your policy sounds like my own FB policy. I have always assumed a complete lack of privacy anywhere on the web, with a qualified exception for some emails, just as one would not assume privacy on a public street. I have posted accordingly. However, as I’m sure that in some truly totalitarian future, even my efforts at innocent posting will not protect me, I have therefore posted my true thoughts anyway, in defiance of any who might abuse my public exercise of freedom. FB is a wonderful tool for marketing, whether products, ideas, or candidates for political office. We should not allow our freedom of speech to be chilled by Google’s overreach.


19 posted on 11/05/2011 7:25:34 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

I am a sales manager who has to work with many, many customers. I do not fear my political opinion will interfere with my work.

If a liberal refuses to buy from me because I am conservative, it is their loss. I do not sell unless both parties stand to gain from the transaction.


20 posted on 11/05/2011 7:38:00 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: A_perfect_lady

FB has always creeped me out. Don’t have one. Don’t want one. If I want to talk to someone, I’ll call them on the phone.


21 posted on 11/05/2011 8:02:02 AM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Libloather

This can’t be too much of a surprise, right?

If it’s on the web, it’s more thank likely searchable.


22 posted on 11/05/2011 8:08:26 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Libloather

Just one more reason to leave Social Networks alone. To live your life publicly is a fools endeavor.


23 posted on 11/05/2011 8:11:27 AM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: A_perfect_lady

I have a FB account but use it just to see where the kids are or what they are up to or to see the pictures..If what you post is just benign, then I don’t see a risk but if you spout political opinions then that is something else..never say anything personally revealing about yourself.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 8:22:40 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Springfield Reformer
I have therefore posted my true thoughts anyway, in defiance of any who might abuse my public exercise of freedom. FB is a wonderful tool for marketing, whether products, ideas, or candidates for political office. We should not allow our freedom of speech to be chilled by Google’s overreach.

I don't know anything at all about FB but if it is privately owned like FR is, then the owner(s) of it can ban your "freedom of speech" just like the owner of FR can. Private property rights trump your speech rights in cases like that.

Further, I believe that it would take a court order to get the owner of this site to divulge anyone's identity on this site but court orders happen all the time and if they are not obeyed, there are consequences to be paid. That may be the reason that we are warned here about using "threats" or "violence". I have seen one particular threat get people banned from here real quick and that is threatening another poster with a law suit, do that and see how much "freedom of speech" you have.

25 posted on 11/05/2011 8:32:33 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: Libloather

I use FB for maketing but no longer post much as it appears to me that FB has become an arm of the “Federal Fambly”.

I stopped voicing my political opinions on FB a long while ago for that reason.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 8:41:49 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: celtic gal

Unfortunately, I am one of those who occasionally spouts political opinions. I can’t help it; silence implies consent.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 8:43:30 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I do not always succeed, but I will stand behind who I am and never fear my opinion or conservative credentials.

I was like that for a while. Then I got a deranged liberal stalker who figured out the address of my workplace and the name of my boss, and spammed the chat room I was in with the information, along with urgings to others to anonymously contact my boss and try to get me fired. Then it ramped up to remarks about putting a bullet in my head.

28 posted on 11/05/2011 8:46:24 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Libloather

Actually, I think a lot of people have basically pulled out of FB. In January, the last entry on my wall was “7 minutes ago”. Recently, it has been running 59 minutes or so and it appears that posting is way down as I am not seeing my old favorite posters very much at all.

It is also one of the most unstable pieces of software I have ever seen. It changes every time I open it up.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 8:46:56 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: rarestia

HR people, with a very few exceptions, are liberals, “People Persons”.

They may interpret your lack of a facebook account as hiding something or a problem with personal relationships.


30 posted on 11/05/2011 8:57:30 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Libloather

Is it just me or has Facebook become boring over the last couple of months?

I haven’t seen anything interesting appear on my wall for a very long time.


31 posted on 11/05/2011 8:58:58 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Libloather

My children do access some websites with parental supervision.

I’ve told them all along that when it comes to anything that they put on the internet, it is like writing it on a post-it-note, slapping it up on the wall, and leaving it there until the end of time for all of the world to see.

My son heard this... “If you add up all of the social networking, you end up with, “MY FACE, YOU TWIT!”

He understands the danger.

Why would anyone want to ignore reason and play around with anything that could be potentially stupid and damaging to your future?


32 posted on 11/05/2011 9:06:11 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather
I have opened a few burn-accounts on Facebook over the years just to follow a link, but I only use them once.

I have no desire for the whole world to know anything about me.

33 posted on 11/05/2011 9:22:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: buffaloguy

Well, if they want to be able to snoop on your personal life, they need to put it on the job posting.

I’m 31 and have absolutely no desire to get into this social aspect of the Internet.


34 posted on 11/05/2011 9:49:18 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Libloather

Not my comments.. I don’t use fb for a reason.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 11:09:06 AM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: A_perfect_lady

Those who post on our FB are not particularly political..in fact most don’t even know who is what...except for those in the fam who voted for the devil in the WH and they don’t read anything, just listen to the View and Oprah..need I say more about them? No I just want to see what they are up to, trips, etc that they take..it is just small talk. The only other FB I read and post on is one that is secure and private among members who have spouses suffering Alzheimer’s Disease.


36 posted on 11/05/2011 8:54:27 PM PDT by celtic gal
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