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http://newsroom.fb.c...Groups-186.aspx

 

 

Starting today when you visit a group, you can view who’s seen each post. This way you can stay updated on the group’s activity.

For example, in your soccer group you can post the new practice time and then see who got the update.

 

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O.o

 

I'm still in shock and taken aback by this, so I can't form full sentences yet. What are your thoughts on it?

 

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To be honest with you, I'm definitely not surprised by this. I dare say I was waiting on it to happen. Once they added the "Seen" time stamp for the messages, it was just a matter of time before they did something similar for other posts.

 

I really don't like the idea, I always knew I had no privacy on FB, but now it's just silly; sometimes you avoid a post for a number of reasons, now FB is giving the person who posted it, the power to spam you asking you to check the post because you haven't :/.

 

Hopefully a lot of people complain and they take this thing out for good.

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From what I read on the article, it's only on groups, even though it's not as bad as being on every post, it can still be a problem. It's annoying enough to be in a group because someone randomly added you, now you might have to receive some spam from said person because you are not looking at their posts.

 

If this ends up being "Beneficial" for FB, I see something close to this being put on every post, in a near future. I think they are just testing the waters and applying it slowly, testing and checking reactions to then expand a bit more.

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For stuff like this I stopped using FB for personal stuff about six months ago and never looked back. I still have an account with them for advertising purposes, but I only spend small amounts on them. FB is good for demographics targeting, but totally awful when it comes to conversions. But that is a different topic.

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Personally, I think it's just a matter of time before this feature is applied to every post. The only thing I hope that will also be added is the option to turn it off. But then again, Facebook may still archive all the data of the viewers even after we have turned it off.

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I sincerely hopes this doesn't spill over to personal profiles. Facebook has a knack of annoying its users on a regular basis, just few days back they changed the default email address of everyone. Sadly there is no decent alternative to FB available so people are going to use it regardless of their stupid decisions.

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Yes, it is currently just in groups. There is no option to disable it, as far as I know. It won't surprise me if they try to make it on other areas of the site, too, depending on how it's received within groups.

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Personally, I think it's just a matter of time before this feature is applied to every post. The only thing I hope that will also be added is the option to turn it off. But then again, Facebook may still archive all the data of the viewers even after we have turned it off.

 

I agree with you on this one. Though honestly I think they already archive all the data they can grab no matter what it is and no matter who the person is and was/is doing. I read sometime ago that Facebook can track and gather your web history and data no matter what you do (don't know if it's true and if it's still like that, was quite a few months ago).

 

Even if they gather data and all, I still believe that having the option to turn this feature off in groups is something needed, at least to create the illusion of a sense of privacy. Definitely let's just hope it doesn't move out from there towards everything else.

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at least to create the illusion of a sense of privacy.

 

Ha, true.

 

The thing is, I really don't mind that THEY track absolutely everything. Go for it. Just don't share it with anybody else....which is why I really don't like this. I'm not fond of having my FRIENDS see what I'm viewing or making me feel obligated to comment on things, ya know? Simply because the information exists and FB has it, doesn't mean I want the general public to have it.

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I have just read somewhere that Facebook has already got very sophisticated software that tracks all conversations on Facebook and alerts their staff if anything matches their profiles of pedophiles. Then the staff would manually monitor the conversation and alert the police if necessary.

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I was actually excited thinking that you can also see who actually viewed your news feed. This would have been really interesting to see some of my exes who had blocked me peeping into my wall to try and find out what I am up to. :)

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This is amazing now no member of your group can claim that they didn't see the update it's all going to be completely visible. If only they could apply this to your actual live posts on your page, if they could do that then you would know exactly who has viewed your post, you could see just how much traffic you actually attract every time you post something. This would be monumental for users, I know they implement this practice on Like pages but they should implement it on regular pages.

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I feel like a lot of people aren't going to like this. Especially the people that like to stalk other people. I haven't been on FaceBook in a while, so I really don't even know what's going on there.

Is this only for pages, or is this for personal pages too?

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I feel like a lot of people aren't going to like this. Especially the people that like to stalk other people. I haven't been on FaceBook in a while, so I really don't even know what's going on there.

Is this only for pages, or is this for personal pages too?

It's been out for over a year now...

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There is a plugin called Facebook Chat Privacy for Chrome, which will block Facebook from telling others if you've seen their chat messages or not. I am not sure if this works with viewing Facebook groups, but I don't believe it does.

 

Facebook tracks *everything* you do on there. They even track what you are typing - even if you decide not to post it. They refer to it as "self censorship". As creepy as this all is, it's not even the tip of the iceberg.

 

Google filed a patent several years ago for a method of listening to "ambient noises" from a users computer/phone for advertising purposes. I'm convinced they are already doing this, since there have been several times I heard something on TV and went to do a search for it, and Google would auto-suggest it after me typing only one or two letters.

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