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Facebook integration?? [Sep. 1st, 2010|10:07 am]
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Apparently LJ's new Facebook integration allows comments to friends-locked posts to be automatically reposted without any permission from the original poster.

Insert unsurprised rage here.

Long story short: Please tell me if you've linked your FB account to your LJ account so I can adjust my important-stuff filters appropriately.

[User Picture]From: aprivatefox
2010-09-01 05:10 pm (UTC)
... because having done it correctly would have involved thinking about what the privacy settings mean, rather than how it would be simplest to move data.

Admittedly, if they open-source the code that performs this task, I'll be curious to see Dreamwidth come in with a well-thought-through implementation.
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[User Picture]From: julzerator
2010-09-01 06:13 pm (UTC)
I will never be linking the two.

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[User Picture]From: firebluespinel
2010-09-01 06:15 pm (UTC)
I haven't, and I don't intend to. I am FB friends with some of my LJ friends, but I want to keep the journal secret from some ppl I was FB friends with first. So no worries on my account (no pun intended).
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[User Picture]From: greenstorm
2010-09-01 06:36 pm (UTC)

Facebook integration?

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[User Picture]From: echoeversky
2010-09-01 06:52 pm (UTC)


lemme get this straight..

if one friends locks an lj post.. and someone who's integrated comments, it grabs the content and spams it to FB?

Is there an article on this in the memestream yet?
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[User Picture]From: aprivatefox
2010-09-01 07:09 pm (UTC)

Re: So..

Not quite:

Bob f-locks a post.
Alice can see Bob's post.
Alice comments on Bob's post.
Alice can choose, at the time of commenting, to syndicate that comment to FB, even though people on LJ may not be able to see Bob's post. She may have chosen to do this by default, in which case she would have to actively choose NOT to syndicate the comment.

It doesn't reveal the content of Bob's post, per se, but it does reveal a lot about the fact that Bob made an f-locked post, and the probable content of that post (in the form of Alice's response).

Alice can choose not to do this, but that puts the burden of respecting privacy on Alice, when it's Bob who chose to make the content private in the first place.
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[User Picture]From: im_not_a_wierdo
2010-09-01 07:52 pm (UTC)
I'm still a bit unclear on why people would WANT to link the two?
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[User Picture]From: polarbee
2010-09-02 01:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, me too. I will never be linking the two and don't understand the appeal.
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2010-09-01 07:52 pm (UTC)


That's nasty.

Incidentally, neither Nico or I have Facebook accounts. If I ever make a dummy account, I will not be linking it.
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[User Picture]From: nervy_girl
2010-09-01 08:57 pm (UTC)
HELL no.
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[User Picture]From: jannyblue
2010-09-01 09:53 pm (UTC)
A test of how it works has been run.

Public LJ post explaining how it went down is here: http://hughcasey.livejournal.com/1309176.html

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[User Picture]From: kreeblah
2010-09-01 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no. I'm keeping 'em separate.
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[User Picture]From: fiercekitty
2010-09-02 01:30 am (UTC)
What the shit. FUCK no.
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2010-09-02 03:18 am (UTC)
Er, maybe I'm misunderstanding, but LJ is certainly not requiring you to link your LJ to your Twitter. My LJ isn't linked to either one, e.g.
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[User Picture]From: fenrig
2010-09-02 06:40 am (UTC)
I have linked my posts to Facebook but not my comments. Hopefully, that means your privacy should be safe with me.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2010-09-02 05:34 pm (UTC)
That's reasonable. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: kazriko
2010-09-02 09:58 pm (UTC)
Facebook integration is evil. Especially since one of the two requires a real name. Meh.
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[User Picture]From: torfindra
2010-09-06 04:46 pm (UTC)
Mine is integrated so I don't have to double-post. I've selected that only the entries I make get cross-posted and I left comments unchecked. I hope that helps.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2010-09-06 07:33 pm (UTC)
That's fine. Thank you.
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