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Posted on Nov 4, 2011 11:19:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2011 11:31:51 PM PDT
The thing is that Amazon allows you to post the permalinks to your reviews- and other items on FB, though sometimes it's a little glitchy. The problem with posting reviews is that Amazon tries that FB lameness by wanting access to all your Friends lists and personal info- which is completely unnecessary, and I don't recommend it.

Also you can get in the habit of deleting your History when signing off or adjusting your settings so that it automatically does so, or even manually clearing it out whenever you leave a site you don't really trust with your info- like FB and Amazon. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2011 8:29:09 AM PDT
Az says:
"Oh! And I notice that when I'm writing private email messages to friends, sometimes my words become highlighted and when I click on them they take me to different websites... it's freakin' me out a little. "

-Aplpha, that's most likely your email client that is inserting ads into your email. Services such as hotmail, gmail, etc are notorious for scanning emails for keywords to present user specific ads. Although I would not be one bit surprised if sites like Facebook are reading your messages. Facebook has made billions selling your personal information. It's amazing what people will give up, in terms of private information, so they don't have to actually talk to people.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 11:14:29 AM PDT
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Facebook is not for reviews!
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Years ago people found things on the Internet using directories like the one at Yahoo. (It's still there if you look for it.) But those depended on people indexing things the way other people wanted to find things.

Then we started using search engines, like Google and the new Yahoo. But those are loaded with irrelevant results.

The next wave leverages social networking -- using your Facebook network to help you find things.

Microsoft may worry about Google, but Google worries about Facebook.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 8:22:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2011 8:23:59 AM PDT
Hummingbirder, I don't mean to sound like an alarmist (I mean ... I am an alarmist, but I don't mean to sound like one), but some really weird things have been happening lately with internet stuff. For instance, this morning on my email, I got a list of DVD suggestions from Amazon - and one of the DVDs they suggested was an obscure little DVD that a friend of mine suggested to me through my email in a private email message - and I'm wondering if Amazon and FB and assorted other corporations now have access to my private email correspondence...Oh! And I notice that when I'm writing private email messages to friends, sometimes my words become highlighted and when I click on them they take me to different websites... it's freakin' me out a little.

My FB friends include people I work with, people from communities in my off-line life, as well as some friends I've made on Amazon - and that's worked out alright so far - they all seem to get along - they all have a sense of humor about stuff, thank God (or Nogod, depending on your perspective) - but the idea of merging these two parts of my life without any control on my part - my Amazon life and my other life - is giving me some concerns about privacy...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 7:04:34 AM PDT
For some time, you've been able to share a link to a product you like on facebook.

Now, there's a beta of sharing customer reviews on facebook. I'm boycotting it. Facebook is not for reviews!

Initial post: Jul 9, 2011 7:49:28 AM PDT
Okay, I hadn't realized there was talk of a Facebook-Amazon connection until I was reading through the posts on this forum. I have some concerns about this.

Can an Amazon official tell me more about this. How would this work, exactly? Would our Amazon and FB accounts be merged somehow?
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