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Facebook has removed your right to present your user profile the way you want it. Without your permission, they simply went ahead and turned every profile into a series of links intended to build a Facebook Wiki.1. Your profile has been edited by FB.2. They remove info they feel is not "popular".3. They link your content to pages being created based on your words and phrases.4, They break up your sentences into link chunks.5, Some of the links they choose go to the wrong page. FB says:"Connecting to Pages is now the main way to express yourself on your profile. In the course of offering you suggestions, we want to make sure that the Pages we suggest are popular enough and are not too personally identifying. Because of this, we aren’t offering suggestions for Pages that have no one connected to them. If you had a lot of specific text in your profile, that information may no longer be there now that these sections are for Pages only. However, now you can add new Pages, no matter how unique, to your profile by editing your profile. You can also go back and review the connections that were suggested to you during the connection process at any time by clicking here.http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=17176“"
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from Jill 1666 Days ago #
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I've pushed this to the home page because while there has been a lot of talk of the FaceBook changes lately, I don't think it's been spelled out so clearly as to the extent of it.

I had been looking at a lot of the changes carefully, and had no idea that they were just removing and changing words in your profile, as well as all the other stuff Kim points out here.

My hope is that they simply have some bugs that they haven't worked out yet, and they don't intend to be as Big Brotherish as this new system currently appears to be.




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from cre8pc 1666 Days ago #
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I keep testing it out. Another example is the word "mine". Say you use the word "mine" in your status or profile "info".  Facebook links the word "mine" to a Community Page called "Mine".  It shows all the people (names and pictures) of everyone who has used that word, whether or not you are "Friends".



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from Jill 1665 Days ago #
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It's hard to believe they would think it was useful to link together all the people who say "mine" in their profiles.

Very strange, indeed!



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from JVRudnick 1665 Days ago #
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Small point to add, but up here in Canada, our "Privacy Commissioner" is looking into these changes and has a timeline of 4 more months to comeup with a solution...or it appear, our Gov't will be knocking on Facebooks' door...and legal remedies may even be included!Go here - http://www.canuckseo.com/index.php/2010/05/04/facebook-privacy-issues-for-canadians/ - to read my own blog on same, eh!:-)Jim



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