Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Apr 2013 20:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Facebook has unveiled its Android launcher replacement, called Facebook Home, the Android launcher that's just perfect for those of us with perfect friends with perfect photos and a perfect life. Oh, and it'll get ads, too. No thanks, Facebook.
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RE: Comment by aligatro
by WorknMan on Thu 4th Apr 2013 22:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by aligatro"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Hmm lets see: do I want to be spied by Google or by Google and Facebook? If you want my opinion, Facebook and other social networks should be blocked by every country in the world.


Actually, I want to be spied on by them. I know that the only reason they're spying on me is so that they and their 'partners' can advertise to me. But since I have blocked pretty much every avenue they have to spam me, it brings me great joy to know that they're wasting resources tracking me ;) Especially since I have fake Facebook/Google accounts on my main browser, which makes for nice universal login solutions for sites that I don't care much about. Like, if I want to comment on a story, I don't have to sign up... I just hit the Facebook login button, and sign in with my fake account.

'You just want stuff for free then ...' well, no not really. If Facebook had a 'Premium' account that had features that were actually useful, such as those offered by the Social Fixer browser extension, I might be persuaded to pay a couple bucks a month for that.

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RE[2]: Comment by aligatro
by mistersoft on Thu 4th Apr 2013 23:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by aligatro"
mistersoft Member since:
2011-01-05

brilliant idea having fake gmail and FB accounts left logged in as universal logins..... why didn't i think of that before, doh! thanks x

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RE[2]: Comment by aligatro
by pysiak on Fri 5th Apr 2013 07:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by aligatro"
pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

Especially since I have fake Facebook/Google accounts on my main browser

Curious, did you create a full blown fake persona or just email, name and a password? Would you use real billing or shipping details with a fake account somewhere?

Did you have any other challenges to overcome for this model to work for you?

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RE[3]: Comment by aligatro
by darknexus on Fri 5th Apr 2013 12:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by aligatro"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Would you use real billing or shipping details with a fake account somewhere?

Why the hell would anyone give Facebook any billing or shipping addresses at all?

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RE[3]: Comment by aligatro
by WorknMan on Fri 5th Apr 2013 22:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by aligatro"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Curious, did you create a full blown fake persona or just email, name and a password? Would you use real billing or shipping details with a fake account somewhere?

Did you have any other challenges to overcome for this model to work for you?


Basically, I just set up a fake name and throwaway email address. I don't use these accounts for anything I actually purchase. I do have real Google/Facebook accounts, but I use a separate browser for those, so there is no tracking of searches/web usage under my real name.

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