FarceBook ?

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FarceBook ?

Post by Guest » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:02 am

I just finished reading this interesting article =

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19832043
Facebook "likes" are being added to webpages even if a user has not clicked a like button, or even visited the page in question, the company has admitted.
Regardless if you "like" or not FB will manipulate, inflate or whatever you want to call it

First is denial
"We did recently find a bug with our social plug-ins where at times the count for the Share or Like goes up by two, and we are working on fix to solve the issue now."
And more denials
The site also said that its figure of 1.13 trillion likes - which was publicised as part of its announcement of having one billion active users - was not affected.
Followed by insights
One expert told the BBC the findings were "disturbing".
Is FB a farce?
"What else is being done automatically that we don't know about?"
From the day I asked if I should join FB in the forum and getting invaluable feedback , from very respected users, I have come to the conclusion that FB is the biggest farce ever engineered, since pet rock or Milli Vanilli

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Rock

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milli_Vanilli

One big difference, FB has enough information about you, to clone you

And a lot of money, is at stake that could affect even further the economy, for the worse

I remember the day FB went public, you could see in Zuckerberg's eyes that look of terror of someone who has gone too far and doesn't know how to get out
Well that is just an opinion, besides the pundits must know better than me or in the other hand, finally people will see it for what is, a farce

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RE: FarceBook ?

Post by Jazspeak » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:20 am

Re "Is FB a farce?"

Yes it is.

Edit: ...and like in any good farce there is always someone getting caught with their trousers down.

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RE: FarceBook ?

Post by A440 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:25 am

Sites that embed facebook plugins and whatnot are a pain and I run a Firefox plugin just to disable them.
A case in point: I like to visit boingboing.net but, on the iPad, the facebook and twitter crap is very annoying, so much that I do not use the iPad for that site.

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RE: FarceBook ?

Post by Myxt » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:12 am

More interesting stuff: http://facecrooks.com/

Also, there is a longstanding JavaScript click() method for HTMLElement Objects which simulates a mouse click on the object:
http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/met_html_click.asp
Its use is discouraged in web design, but it's occasionally useful in testing:

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<a href="somewhere/likey-likey" onmousemove="click()">link_text</a>
so just mousing over the link would generate a click - easier if the link is a graphic or a big box - every time pointer motion is detected by the event listener.

Likewise a page can be set to onload="do_something" - to generate fake traffic just by opening the page.

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RE: FarceBook ?

Post by mentalist3d » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:53 pm

The facecrooks link is interesting, never seen the site before, certainly worth a good look, cheers ;)

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What else is done automatically that we don't know about..?

Post by phantazm » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:15 am

Way to much, I'm afraid.....

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RE: FarceBook ?

Post by hotdoge3 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:51 pm

Facebook "likes" not on Facebook I Don't like may be still spy on me don't know ?

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