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I rarely use facebook and I've only got three friends, none of whom have anything to do with Thailand or the PA board, so I was freaked when Laamok's face popped up with his real name as a friend suggestion - I've met him a couple of times briefly, and recognised his photo from the board.

 

The only possible link I can think of is the mail in my inbox from the PA board - can facebook read it without me asking it to? It's weird and creepy.

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I have been told that facebook checks your inbox and lots of other stuff when you sign up and give permission.

 

But this time, it was my fault. I made a Pattaya Addicts group and invited a block of members to join it, however for some reason its invited people to my profile opposed to the group.

 

Its not a good idea for us to all link up our profiles IMO, but I am happy to accept whoever wants it.

 

I use facebook for 10 minutes once a week to check PM's I can't stand the website or what its about!

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I think this is the answer - Laamok let facebook search his gmail contacts for possible friends, but he is then suggested as a friend even to those he doesn't add himself. Nice to know that you are likely to be suggested as s friend to anyone in your contacts list, without asking or being informed. Facebook is creepy.

 

 

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2009-06-12-n15.html

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  • 4 weeks later...

I just joined the group, but i was little confused about the group category... Geography - cities... dont you think "Common interest" would be more apropriate... :001_Thank_You5:

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