Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and opinions regarding podcasts and cross country blogging. Special thanks to Ian, Guerry, and Jason for taking the time to comment on the Colorado blog.

Great job this week with your comments in general. I hope that you will visit this site and make it a habit. I know it's not Facebook, but it is a great way to keep up and communicate cross classes and globally.

Speaking of Facebook... If you follow this phenomenon, you probably have noticed the new addition to it. I briefly showed you a service called Bloglines that collects "feeds" from your favorite blogs and news sites. These feeds allow me to see each time a site has added a new feature or has posted a new article or blog post. Facebook, in its wisdom, adopted this feed idea. It is not being met with great reviews. Read this article and respond. Whether you have Facebook or not, you can give your opinion.

19 comments:

StClairD1 said...

I do have facebook and I think that creating the "feed" is making the information way too available. I realize that all of the same information was there before, but it wasn't so quick and available. Now, there has to be no searching for anyone's activities on facebook. It seems like if someone wants to know your every move on facebook, they can! That seems creepy to me. And i am glad that there are groups protesting this on facebook. Hopefully facebook will get rid of this feature or atleast allow us to not have it if we dont want to.

jonathang7 said...

i read this article, and i have to say that this guy makes some pretty good points. the new facebook does not give any new information out, it just makes it easier to get to the good new stuff. if makes it where you can see all new updates without having to look through a bunch of profiles. granted, i was radically opposed to it yesterday, i have litened up a bit. i think that we should be more open minded about things like this.^

Baileym1 said...

I agree with what seems the majority and dislike the new facebook design. Not only is it a stalkers paradise but its also a much more confusing layout. I understand that the privacy policy is still valid with the feeds, but i really dont like all of my information pieced together for everyone to see.

chriso5 said...

I think that the new facebook things are a nuisance. I agree with the article that it sort of makes you more cautious what you do in case someone is watching your every move. I think its odd that they are incorporating politics into the site, too. I hate politics and that is one of the last features that I would use.

GenaC3 said...

I personally hate the new "Feeds" addition to Facebook. It defeats the purpose of the profile by telling you everything you could possibly want to know about your account. Although I do agree with Mark, the creator about the privacy issue. Feeds does not display any new or private information. In my opinion, it is just a faster way of knowing what is happening on facebook, which I think is completely unnecessary.

JimW3 said...

I hate this new facebook. It has really turned into something sketchy. I think this article is right when it said that facebook users are a conservative group of people who dont react well to change. This change in facebook has caused a lot of users to become unhappy. Even though they say that there is no new information being shown, it really seems like they are displaying things that used to be private.

MaryEvelynP3 said...

I have to say I am not a fan of the new facebook either. I do realize that is not making any new information available, but it is making it much more accessible; in my opinion too accessible. I think a compromise would be the creators' best bet, or as the author of the article said an "off button". It is likely that most people will choose to turn the feed off, but those who like it could keep it. This way everyone is happy.

RyanL5 said...

I do also have facebook and I very much dislike the new format in that if someone wants to stalk you facebook is now the perfect place for them. I am also not a fan of expressing a persons day or feelings on the computer..thats what a journal is for.

MaryaliceL1 said...

I also have facebook and i have to say that i dont really like the new blogs on facebook. So much information is available on facebook now, so many people can "stalk" others very easily. Although it's kind of interesting to know the new updates on everyone's profile, i feel it is almost a disruption of privacy. Even though i dont really like it, i have to admit that it is kind of neat to have blogging now so you can share your thoughts with all of your friends on facebook!

GuerryF1 said...

I agree with most of the poeple who have facbook about the new feeds. I am glad that the creators are going to do something about it. Do we really need to see what every person is do, and I really do not like having everone being able to see things I have done. I feel that it eleminates some of the fun of Facebook. By having to look for infromatin it made it more fun now with the feeds it just tells you everything

TylerMo1 said...

I do have a facebook account that i visit regularly. The new "feed" made facebook a little creepy. Personally, when I log on to facebook I don't immediately want to be bombarded with who has posted on whose wall and who is no longer in a relationship. It was a little stalkerish. I am glad that they have adjusted the privacy settings, but it isn't enough. It needs to be changed to where users can just completely turn off the "feed" on their profile. I don't think the complaints and threats to boycott will stop until that happens.

SumerlinB7 said...

As a person with a facebook account, I believe that the new feed feature makes the site too cluttered and doesn't give enough privacy to each person. This article makes valid points. It mentions that the "battle has not been won yet". This is true because the facebook team did not completely delete the new feature. Instead they just added privacy settings, which make it more complicated. In order to fix the problem, I think that they should abolish the news feed feature completely.

eliseh1 said...

I agree that these new facebook "Feeds" are stupid and kind of creepy. It is stalker central. Someone can know your every move, and that really scares me, even though my privacy is still there. I am in a group that protests this new addition of facebook, and I hope that something is done about it soon. I liked facebook before, but now I don't know.

AndrewCo3 said...

I basically just think that the new feature is pointless and creepy. For one thing, I think Facebook made a mistake in making the news feeds because sites like facebook have already been criticized for being a breeding ground for stalkers. Adding the feeds just gives people an easier way to find out your personal information. I really don't understand why they put this in there because I can't think of anybody I know that would actually want the feeds.

GrantM3 said...

I have facebook and have seen the new “feeds” that were added to it a few days ago. The feed does not put out any new information; however it has become accessible more quickly. So now you can see what everyone has been doing the past few days, which is a little bit creepy. I don’t like the new “feeds” and I didn’t think that the facebook management needed to add this, because I think most people were content with how it was running. So I think facebook needs to have more privacy now or just go back to how it was earlier.

RebeccaO7 said...

I am like most everyone else, I do have a facebook. I was a little alarmed as well as most people with the new "News Feed". I did not fear for my safety but it seemed like that was to much information going out. Even though it just listed what wall you wrote on and who you are friends with, it just seemed weird. I am not sure if they will be able to take back what happened but I am sure they could incorporate a compromise between the user and creator. Maybe now we can chose whether or not our profile has news feed or not.

DavidW3 said...

As a person with a facebook account, i believe that the new "feed" is kind of weird. It allows people to see every thing you do. It seems kind of creepy, and people you don't really know or talk to could watch what you do. I have noticed that many people do no like the new facebook feature, and new groups are being formed protesting the new feeds. I hope that the new feeds will be turned off, so that things can seem more private.

AshleyB5 said...

I have facebook, and yeah I don't love the new facebook, but to tell you the truth I don't really pay attention to it. I mean if you have a freakish ex-boyfriend, then yeah this "new" facebook would be horrible for you because you couldn't hide any move. But, for people like me who just simply log onto facebook and kind of use it like email and post on peoples walls and what not, its not really that bad. All in all, just give us to old facebook back....

jessanneh3 said...

I agree with the rest of the comments about the new feeds on facebook. But ok, so here are my thoughts. All of these facebooks things are getting kind of out of hand. I think that all of this is getting way to personable. I mean anyone from anywhere can look and read into your complete personal life. Crushes, things that you do, and the poeple that you talk to should be about your life and your life only. I do not want other people being able to read my facebook wall and look and see every single thing that I have done that day or over the past week. Muchless, who I have talked to or what I have posted to other people. Its just ridiculous. I love the fact that facebook interacts me with other peolpe from other schools but as far as getting involved on a VERY personal level with other people...thats A BIG NEGATIVE! I have to say that, yes, I have met sooooo many wonderful peole through facebook and I have made a whole new world of friends. I have been able to stay in touch with freinds from all over. I really enjoy being able to talk to my friends from other parts of Alabama and the United States. Wow! That was a long one. Sorry Mrs. C!!