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Results: Facebook for good or evil

Yes

22.73% • 5 votes

No

36.36% • 8 votes

Maybe

40.91% • 9 votes

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22 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • Pharty Marty
    • By Pharty Marty 26th Nov 17, 6:34 PM
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    Pharty Marty
    Facebook Ruined My Christmas
    • #1
    • 26th Nov 17, 6:34 PM
    Facebook Ruined My Christmas 26th Nov 17 at 6:34 PM
    Just bought my Wife her Christmas Present very carefully on a computer that never connects to Facebook, and she knew what i had got her before i had clicked Pay, thanks Facebook for ruining any surprise I had carefully planned. Not sure how it did that cookies? IP tracking etc not sure...
    Anyone else out there hate Facebook more than me right now?

    Last edited by Pharty Marty; 26-11-2017 at 10:45 PM.
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    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 27th Nov 17, 11:03 AM
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    John Gray
    Was this a shared computer? Surely sharing a computer is like sharing a toothbrush unless it's a totally separate user account without root access.
    Originally posted by boliston
    Is this a reference to agonising root canal fillings?
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 27th Nov 17, 11:17 AM
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    DoaM
    Anyone else out there hate Facebook more than me right now?
    Originally posted by Pharty Marty
    Reading the responses it seems it's touch and go whether it is Facebook or you which is hated most.
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
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    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 27th Nov 17, 11:33 AM
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    S0litaire
    Now I've thought upon this, I'm thinking it's the OP's fault NOT Facebooks...

    Think about it!

    If their are only 2 people in that house (One with FB account, one without) then as far as Facebook knows only 1 person lives at that address.

    So yes it will show ads for things searched for and bought from that IP address in it's timeline...

    If the OP had their own Facebook account, then Facebook would know that multiple users are at that IP address and it would keep the ads separate... (Since that's the whole point of targeted ads, you get ads specific to your searches and actions, not based on someone else's).


    In short the OP ruined the other half's Christmas by NOT having a Facebook account... :P
    Laters

    Sol

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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 27th Nov 17, 12:02 PM
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    wongataa
    What are these ads in Facebook? Oh, that's right my adblocker prevents me from seeing any!
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 28th Nov 17, 5:15 PM
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    LeeUK
    OP ruined Xmas by not knowing what OP is doing. OP and his Mrs are obviously using the same computer, using the same Windows account, and probably the same browser session with all the cookies from both users. How would any external source know it is a different person or not based on that.
    • robpw2
    • By robpw2 28th Nov 17, 5:23 PM
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    robpw2
    I don't use Facebook, my computer has never been used for Facebook, I don't even have an account!
    Originally posted by Pharty Marty
    pray do tell (because im obviously too dense to understand) how did facebook tell your wife what you bought when you a) dont have an account and b) you dont use facebook ..

    did mark zuckerberg spy on you through your webcam and message your wife to tell her ???


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    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 28th Nov 17, 5:29 PM
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    Robisere
    There is commonsense.
    There is no sense.
    There is nonsense.

    Then there are MSE Polls.

    You choose...
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 28th Nov 17, 10:45 PM
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    forgotmyname
    I hate to be the one to tell you, but your wife is obviously having an affair with the postman!
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    Dont be silly she is far too busy with the Milkman, but hey free milk and eggs etc, Im not complaining
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • economic
    • By economic 28th Nov 17, 11:01 PM
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    economic
    Dont be silly she is far too busy with the Milkman, but hey free milk and eggs etc, Im not complaining
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    lol. thats quite funny.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 28th Nov 17, 11:24 PM
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    debitcardmayhem
    Shoot I knew I shouldn't reply to this thread, I am now trending on twitface and fa-twit, worse though it's just appeared on snapcrackle and pop and Alexei ,No-Siree Good-girl and Cort-in-the-actor
    So-shall network no more
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 29th Nov 17, 3:38 AM
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    forgotmyname
    Shoot I knew I shouldn't reply to this thread, I am now trending on twitface and fa-twit, worse though it's just appeared on snapcrackle and pop and Alexei ,No-Siree Good-girl and Cort-in-the-actor
    So-shall network no more
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    Im afraid it just gets worse and worse for you ol chap..

    Just by replying to this message all your neighbours know where you live.
    Your credit card company knows your credit card number.
    Your bank knows how many accounts you have and worse how much money you do/do not have.

    Turn off your power quickly before it gets worse. Only switched my power back on to warn you

    I can sell you some lucky milk and eggs, we have far more than we need, but our milkman is so nice to keep giving it out freely i cannot say no
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • nortong
    • By nortong 29th Nov 17, 4:14 PM
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    nortong
    I hate to be the one to tell you, but your wife is obviously having an affair with the postman!
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    All because of Brexit.
    • wymondham
    • By wymondham 30th Nov 17, 1:25 PM
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    wymondham
    Facebook's main roll is to harvest data. The fact people offer this data up is incredible...
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