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    http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011 ... media.html

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    Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

    How do universities handle the right to free speech? Could overzealous snooping of social media accounts for information violate privacy rights? What if an athlete's account has been hacked? And who's to say what the athlete actually posts is truthful?
    If you say something on the WORLD WIDE WEB, yes, you may be incriminating yourself!

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    • #3
      Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

      Among the many things I do not understand is why people feel compelled to post their most mundane daily activities for all the world to see, especially if those activities are illegal, immoral or fattening.

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      • #4
        Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

        Originally posted by lonewolf
        Among the many things I do not understand is why people feel compelled to post their most mundane daily activities for all the world to see, especially if those activities are illegal, immoral or fattening.
        You don't understand that? I don't either. I guess that's why we never invented Facebook or Twitter, thus leaving ourselves a few billion dollars poorer than those who did.

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        • #5
          Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

          I think it begs the question: who guards the guards? Although those in the clear likely have little to worry about - if its illegal I agree, but to include fattening and immoral covers most everyone else. I don't get the publicizing of any of those either, but call me suspicious of any government or organizational snooping. :shock:

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          • #6
            Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

            a more expansive issue emerging or at least more pervasive

            from TFN front page link references:

            http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-spor ... reen-light

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            • #7
              Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

              There have been several similar stories on the T&FN front page headline section in the past month or so.

              http://mashable.com/2011/06/27/olympic- ... mes-tweet/

              http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... Tweet.html

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              • #8
                Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

                Originally posted by tandfman
                Originally posted by lonewolf
                Among the many things I do not understand is why people feel compelled to post their most mundane daily activities for all the world to see, especially if those activities are illegal, immoral or fattening.
                You don't understand that? I don't either. I guess that's why we never invented Facebook or Twitter, thus leaving ourselves a few billion dollars poorer than those who did.

                I don't even under stand how the"inventors" of these phenomena make money from them. :?
                Apparently, participation is free. Somehow, I am on Facebook and I don't even know how I got there or how to respond to all the people(most of whom I do not know) who want to be "friends".
                What is the point? :?:

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                • #9
                  Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

                  Originally posted by lonewolf
                  Originally posted by tandfman
                  Originally posted by lonewolf
                  Among the many things I do not understand is why people feel compelled to post their most mundane daily activities for all the world to see, especially if those activities are illegal, immoral or fattening.
                  You don't understand that? I don't either. I guess that's why we never invented Facebook or Twitter, thus leaving ourselves a few billion dollars poorer than those who did.

                  I don't even under stand how the"inventors" of these phenomena make money from them. :?
                  Apparently, participation is free. Somehow, I am on Facebook and I don't even know how I got there or how to respond to all the people(most of whom I do not know) who want to be "friends".
                  What is the point? :?:
                  You're not alone. I got a Facebook account, saw no point and got rid of it when people kept trying to 'friend' me, most of whom I barely knew.

                  On the other hand, I like this new Google+ network because you have circles of people that's easy to use. My whole family is on it (20+) and we can keep up with each other much more easily than e-mail or Twitter or Facebook or (insert social media names here).

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                  • #10
                    Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

                    I don't even know how to get rid of Facebook. Presumably you have to log on to resign and it asks for a password which I do not know.
                    Not familiar with Google "network".

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                    • #11
                      Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

                      I'm "only" 37, but I've tried the myspace and facebook things...hated them...and quit them. I don't text or tweet. None of that. I just don't have that much to say. So, I'm in that crowd that doesn't understand the appeal. I do like places like this where I know there will be like-minded folk discussing a specific issue.
                      You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                      • #12
                        Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

                        The mystery of Facebook is I have been asked to be friends with world class athletes who, although I certainly know who they are and know some of our "mutual friends", I do not, with rare exceptions, know them personally and don't know how they could know me. While I may know some of their coaches, I try to remain as anonymous/invisible as possible when interacting with the athletes.

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                        • #13
                          Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

                          Originally posted by lonewolf
                          I try to remain as anonymous/invisible as possible when interacting with the athletes.
                          aka the Perfect Official!

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                          • #14
                            Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

                            perhaps old news and doesn't fit here exactly, but,

                            if you want to correspond with family and others you should try 'Skype' where you can see who you talking too. Audio and visual in real time.

                            We use it regularly to stay in touch with our distant people. Highly recommend. If old news here - I didn't say it.

                            Could easily be used by anyone who wants to be in touch with another. User friendly.

                            I own no stock nor am I in anyway affilliated

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                            • #15
                              Re: big brother: curiouser and curiouser

                              Originally posted by no one
                              'Skype'
                              Depending on
                              A. connection speed
                              B. CPU clock rate
                              C. graphics card

                              Skype can and does freeze up a lot. If both computers max the above 3 criteria, it's great, but I haven't experienced that very often. On the other hand, I have seen the future, and it's 4G droid phones with webcams on both sides, making it a true 'video phone' as promised in the 50s (and Dick Tracy comics). That is AWESOME!!

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