So, other than it becoming a way of connecting with your friends, these “newly developed” devices are also used in SPYING on someone, huh??? Translated…
My good friend Li-Feng dated a man named Jack for a while, she felt that they were too different personality wise, and decided to break up with him. But Jack didn’t understand why, kept calling her up, begging her to get back with him, sometimes, he’d flash called her several times a day, making her troubled.
Awhile ago, we’d asked Li-Feng and a few of our good friends out to dine, May May used her cell phone, to “check in” on Facebook, with the tag of everybody who came. Within the hour, Jack appeared in front of the restaurant, begged, to speak with Li-Feng in private, it’d shocked her. We quickly stepped up and tried to get through to Jack, and then, finally, we’d gotten him to leave her alone, for now. Li-Feng was so shocked, as she wondered, “How would Jack know that I’m here?”
Ting-Ting, who’s very good at using Facebook, quickly discovered the problem—there was NO privacy setting on Li-Feng’s Facebook pages. Ting-Ting explained to her, “There is a function, for when you scanned in on Facebook, ‘could friends use the landmarks to register me’, if you didn’t check the cancel box, then, when you head out with friends, even though you did not scan the barcodes on Facebook, but your friends had checked you in, and, your whereabouts became known.”
“It must be how when Mei-Mei was checking in, that she’d registered you too, and, Jack saw it on Facebook.” After Mei-Mei heard, she’d started apologizing to Li-Feng, it was just an act of fun, without knowing, that it would get her into this much trouble.
Ting-Ting then taught Li-Feng, “If you want to prevent your friends from disclosing your whereabouts, then, you must select ‘Set Up’, then, choose the box for ‘Who can see you in your posts’, and, select the option of ‘myself’, then, from here on out, even AS your friends checked themselves in on Facebook, your Face friends still couldn’t see your whereabouts.”
Ting-Ting went a step further, to remind us all, that even though, Facebook is convenient to use, but, it’s actually a half-opened social networking site, and the users may disclose things they didn’t mean to, causing themselves to be in dangerous situations. And, based off of the news reports, some of the employers would check if the employees are posting bad things about the company.
And so, when we used Facebook, we must set up our privacy statements, and be careful in saying the words we want to say, that way, we wouldn’t put ourselves in bad situations.
This, would be one of the MANY downsides for using Facebook, you WILL get TRACKED down, even IF you don’t want to be, because you scan that barcode thing by the door, then, that, is how others will know what you’re up to, and this, is especially dangerous, when you have a stalking EX!