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Still not on Facebook or Twitter or Dreamwidth - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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sesquipedality
sesquipedality
Still not on Facebook or Twitter or Dreamwidth
Was beginning to think I was transforming into a Luddite in my old age. (Obviously not a *real* Luddite, although loom smashing sounds like jolly good fun. It's a fine line between pedantry and an anal refusal to accept that words can acquire new meanings with the passage of time.) However, I still appear to be interested in Google Wave, smartphones, and other ShinyTech, so I think we can conclude that I am simply not interested in pointless, frivolous (I'm looking at you, Twitter) or antisocial (yes, Facebook, your policy of friend's locking photo posts by default has alienated me to the extent I wouldn't get an account if everyone else on the planet already had) technology. Innovation is good, but it should never be confused with mere novelty.
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bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: November 4th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are FB pics locked by default? Mine aren't - I definitely have to choose to set them to friends only whenever I upload a batch. (Which I mostly do, since they are photos of other people and not me.)
tylorva From: tylorva Date: November 4th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you are not on facebook at all, you can't see any photos on there at all. This is a source of much gripe with my fantasy larp group and why I have never seen any of the photos from fantasy larping. This is also the reason why my WH40K larp group put all its photos on photobucket instead.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: November 5th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)
They all have public links that the owner can choose to publicize - they should work, even for non-members e.g. this.

Edit after logging out to check: I can see that photo when logged out of Facebook. I can similarly link to entire albums (not just individual photos) and my not-on-Facebook partner has looked at many photos there, including whole albums of his nephew. It's perfectly possible; if people aren't providing links that's their failure, not Facebook's.

Edited at 2009-11-05 12:09 am (UTC)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 5th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Obviously not being on Facebook, I have no idea what the problem is, but the fact that for many people getting links that are world readable seems to be more effort than getting ones that aren't can't entirely be laid at the blame of the Teh Stoopid Lusers, I feel.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: November 5th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
The exact wording is:
Share this album with anyone by sending them this public link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?[some ID info here]
It's trivially simple to spot and c&p the link.

It appears centrally, in not-even-slightly-obfuscated font colour & size, below every photo or album. It's a good deal easier than many other aspects of using Facebook, to be honest.

A situation in which this is perhaps less obvious is when people are attempting to link to other people's photos. Which is arguably something they should not be doing in the first place.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 13th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe all the people I know who post photos on Facebook are just terminally stupid then. I find myself both disappointed and unsurprised.
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 5th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish I'd been to see this live. It sounded ace.
robinbloke From: robinbloke Date: November 5th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the code my the way, much appreciated!
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 5th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome.
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 5th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
This may in fact be true.
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