Thursday, December 8, 2011

Website: Facebook

Really, do I even need to explain what Facebook is?

I will not be linking to my personal profile, per the stuff in my introductory post about privacy and the Internet. I mention Facebook here because I do have some friends on Facebook who are very politically involved and will post links to interesting news stories or op-ed pieces, as well as statuses and comments supporting one point of view or another.

The former, of course, I can comment on like I'll be commenting on any other news story, with perhaps a brief note that someone mentioned this on Facebook.

The latter are more problematic. While blogs generally are regarded as posting things for the entire world to see, the general perception seems to be that Facebook is supposed to be more private. Therefore, in the event that I decide to comment on a Facebook post of any type, I will not be mentioning the name of the original commenter, even if the original post was marked public, and I ask that anyone commenting on this blog do the same, in the (probably unlikely) chance that you know the original commenter.

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