jimji - 9:56 am on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
bhonda, I agree with you on the "getting carried away" part, if you were referring to my post. I started getting carried away with the Buzz fiasco and it's been one thing after another since then.
But your point about opting in doesn't seem to address the issue of Facebook executives not only NOT asking first of those that already had accounts, but not even warning us so we might leave before it happened.
They added some digits to my User ID so they could then give me that email account. I suppose there was another person with my User ID. I don't know.
I also was a little confused about what was what over there and maybe they added something. That "Timeline" profile thingy was where the new username was showing and I seem to have gotten rid of that. I have my Facebook account up on the another computer right now and can't find that timeline thingy, or whatever it was called. The instructuions I read in that link on page 1 in this thread were not quite right for what I was seeing and I was poking around and deleting this and that and editing this and that and finally all that extra username and email address and it seems the whole timeline thing seems to have disappeared and now I can't find it.
Did anyone else have digits added to their User ID?
BUT to get back to my main point, bhonda, nobody from Facebook asked me diddly anything before they did what they did and I say that's wrong! And I think complaining is called for. Sure, walking away from the service is an option for me, but I would like to see a stop to this whole trend in the entire industry, thank you. And on that point I will continue to get "carried away". It has to stop.
The United Nations put out a study last year, or the year before, about how some folks are not benefitting from using the Internet. Or something like that. I have the report someplace. If I am not mistaken, they are basically stating that folks may eventually have a right to use the Net. At least they are leaning in that direction, if they haven't already stated that.
So what rights will we have when we use the Net when the Net itself is a right?