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Luddite and Facebook

Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by ricky101, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. ricky101

    ricky101 Super Gardener

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    Hi,

    Have never used the social media forums like Facebook as I generally view them as gateways for fraudsters etc with all the personal info folk put up on those sites.

    However , despite some sources suggesting Facebook and the like are starting to loose their appeal, seems a lot of sellers etc rely on Facebook for immediate contact etc, even a small forum I use has just closed but still retain their Facebook pages.

    So it looks like I really need to join up, so my question / problem is how can I do so with only giving minimal information, eg I will not want to give true DOB , address, phone number etc and would create an email address just for FB.

    Not trying to hide like the Trolls, just to protect my true personal data.

    Any guidance would be welcome. :)
     
  2. Redwing

    Redwing Wild Gardener

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    Reduce your exposure by limiting what you post, particularly personal stuff. There is nothing to stop you giving a false birthdate. In any case your chosen settings will determine whether others can see it. Personal addresses are not asked for by Facebook but you will need an email address.
     
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    • Jiffy

      Jiffy The Match is on Fire

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      Some times if you have to put in a phone number and you don't want to, see if it will take 11 zero's ie 00000000000

      even with other things which are marked with * you can sometimes just put a letter in

      I've been slowly deleting forums i use, face book was the first to go

      you
       
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      • wiseowl

        wiseowl Friendly Owl Admin Staff Member

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        Whats Facebook:dunno::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
         
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        • WeeTam

          WeeTam Total Gardener

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          I dont do social media or online banking. Id rather keep my personal info to my self thanks. Nothings secure in reality.

          Facebook seems to be less popular as its now filled with the middle aged (me :old:) and mostly female. A front page for businesses too.

          If you have to use it just put the minimum amount of info on it.
           
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