Thursday, September 29, 2011

Can Facebook's "Timeline" affect "online reputation"?

Linked In, not really a full rival of Facebook, is warning users that misuse of Facebook’s new Timeline feature could affect online reputation.

If you honor a Facebook Timeline icon on any app or website offering it, any friends could see you had visited it.  Of course, Facebook will say you can fine-tune exactly which kinds of friends can see what.

The story is here

Generally, I’m not in a hurry to let the public know where I have surfed, even though I haven’t turned off tracking in Mozilla, yet.  I can tell from comments who visited my blogs, and can garner some ideas from statistics (bounce rates) in Analytics (or Urchin), but expecting to know exactly who saw what you wrote sounds a bit like wanting to know who bought your book on Amazon or BN (or even iUniverse).

“Publication” to me means, anyone can read it, without anyone else knowing he or she read it. Like the (horror) movie "Pieces", "Publication" is exactly what you think it is. 

NBC Washington says today, all you have to do is "like" the station on Facebook to enter a contest for prizes. 

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