I've tried to persuade my daughter to be carefully using FB, especially after seeing images etc., of what is posted after parties and celebrations, (you know what i mean).Hence why I only use it to share photos and even more important I don't use my real name , Bill
(yes yes i know facebook should be about people using their real name, but I agree with what Bill sais)
I don't like it's privacy policies either thus will not use it. A social media site used to farm information from people-- and I really don't care when a friend or even a family member made potroast or mowed their lawn let alone do I want to help them with their Farm [a game]. I think there are far better sites to showcase your images [500px, Fotoblur, Aminus3, even Tumblr or Wordpress] or even host your own site. This isn't to criticize others here that use the service. I am a member to a lot of groups-- but not that one. It's like Big Brother to me. None of my kids want any part of it either, their decisions, not me imposing mine on them.Facebook - that's a funny state of affairs - you give loads of personal data, opinions, lifestyle facts, images and stuff that you say "in the spur of the moment" to US company for free believing that it will be held confidentially and secure ......... biggest con so far this century
Just wait, a few years down the line when some of this info comes back to haunt you either in your personal, professional or private life.
IMHO, of course
I signed into 500px [I'm Awesome too] and it had a "you haven't signed into Facebook" nag banner on every page so I contacted them and they did say it was an error and were going to fix it. They did. As far as I understood though, they have for a long time shared with FB which is why my Awesome account is also currently empty. The sign in through FB is newer. I was awaiting the option button to chose for or against sharing in other places. I suggested that too but never got a response. It should be an option, not automatic.FB has more power with YOUR data then you do.
I have an account at 500px. I paid for that Awesome crap.
Every week I have to go to my settings and turn off the link to FB.
I check it and it's off then I get a call from my friend telling me that he sees me on FB and my current images posted. This is as of yesterday. 500 gets shut down soon.
I haven't used FB in over 2 years.