Having a good troll account can always come in handy. Facebook makes it a little more difficult but time is everything. People will add and try to talk to some pretty pictures, even when they never answer back.
I wonder how many Ron Paul group accounts fall in this category.Misclassified accounts are personal profiles that have been made for companies, groups or pets. Those types of profiles (22.9 million) are allowed on Facebook, but they need to be created as Pages. Facebook estimates that 2.4% of its active accounts are these non-human personal accounts. These accounts can be converted into approved pages without losing information.
"Facebook is the new Meetup"
Lets not do this again. It didn't work well.
Public education is not education ... it is schooling.
Our military is not defense ... it is warmongering and empire building.
Government police do not protect ... they control.
Regulations do not regulate ... they protect the status quo.
Government banks do not distribute money based on effort ... it is gifted to close friends ... and some of it trickles down.
The result is war, poverty, fear, chaos, and hopelessness for most people with abundance for a few elite.
What the hell is wrong with people?"On Facebook we have a really large commitment in general to finding and disabling false accounts," Facebook's chief security officer Joe Sullivan told CNN in a recent interview. "Our entire platform is based on people using their real identities."
When you exist as an entity to sell private information about people then don't be surprised when people use that network to destroy your company. Facebook is crashing and burning, and I love it!
Meh... this story is lame.
If they don't delete fake accounts they're damned. If they do delete fake accounts they're damned.
I can see the "FACEBOOK CENSORS RON PAUL ACCOUNTS!!!" threads spring up like crazy if they did delete accounts. How many fake Ron Paul supporter accounts are there? Lots, from my experience. Personally, I do not give a fuck, but people would be bitching twice as loud if they did start deleting fake accounts.
"The average person figures that the president tells the truth, the vice president tells the truth, the secretary of state tell the truth; and they don't. They don't. The founders understood that people would be flawed, that political leaders would not be the best of men … so they set forth the constitution. We don't follow the constitution in this country; had we done so in 2001 and 2002, the world would be a different place" - Karen Kwiatkowski
(after ONE year as a "member") User's Facebook Data Request Produces 1222 Pg PDF on CD
Facebook apparently collects more data about yourself and your activities than you may realize.
24-year-old Facebook user Max Schrems of Vienna, Austria recently sent a formal request to the social network and asked for a copy of every piece of personal information the site has collected on him since he created an account a year ago. According to ThreatPost, EU Directive 95/46/EC (PDF) grants each person the right to access data relating to him/her in order to verify the accuracy of that data and the lawfulness of how long it's being used. What he eventually received was a CD packing a 1,222 page collection in a single PDF file.
To Schrems' surprise, much of the data he discovered to be retained in Facebook's records were previously believed to be deleted. These records included the times when Schrems logged in and out of Facebook, the times and content of every message sent and received, and an "accounting of every person and thing he’s ever liked, posted, poked, friended or recorded." Facebook kept records of friend requests, photos, employment and relationship statuses, and former or alternative names and email addresses.
Index. These groups of data were disclosed by facebook (click for more details):
00. Date Range
01. About Me
02. Account End Date
03. Account Status History
05. Alternate Name
10. Credit Cards
12. Current City
13. Date of Birth
18. Favourite Quotes
19. Friend Requests
24. Last Location
25. Linked Accounts
32. Name Changes
35. Notification Settings
38. Phone Numbers
40. Physical Tokens
42. Political Views
43. Privacy Settings
44. Profile Blurb
45. Realtime Activities
46. Recent Activities
47. Registration Date
49. Religious Views
50. Removed Friends
51. Screen Names
53. Status Updates
Note: Facebook is storing even more data categories. This is the (current) list of all data: PDF (485 KB)
What facebook knows about you
A couple of months ago the Austrian law student Max Schrems asked facebook to send him all their data stored about him. All Europeans have a right to do this. Because facebook is based in Dublin, Ireland. It took a while and then facebook sent Max a CD with 1222 PDF files. - Read more at http://www.taz.de/facebook-en
Thanks Max Schrems!
Even if one doesn't use farcebook, most people are being tracked via LSO cookies! Which are *not* deleted with standard "cookie deleters", and contain Much Much more info.
Tracking: It's the New American Way!