Thursday, May 5, 2011

SocialDitto, or ‘How to Share Your Friend’s Facebook Comments Without His/Her Permission’

I stumbled upon a tool called SocialDitto today.

It allows you to embed your Facebook posts + comments somewhere else, such as a blog.

My first thought: “How cool!”

My second thought: “But, of course, you wouldn’t be able to share comments if someone has their account protected, right?”

So, I decided to test it out.

And, based on this message, I’m led to believe that you can share posts and comments without your friend’s knowledge.

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Hmm.

I can see some neat applications of this in professional settings, but it also makes me a bit nervous. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of Facebook ‘privacy’?

I do believe it’s important to keep in mind that whatever you share online is potentially visible to someone else. But, I also realize that many people share personal information without much concern about it becoming public.

Food for thought.

Here’s a post from one of my Facebook Pages (my alter ego) that I maintain, as a test:

The Awkward PhotographerSome photographers outsource their post processing. Personally, I don't think I would ever do this. I want to have complete control over my images artistically from composition to lighting adjustments. What do you think?

(Granted, anything shared via a Facebook Page is not protected in the same way as posts from a Profile page.)

Would you use a tool like SocialDitto? Please share your thoughts below.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thats scary... Moral of story - Be careful what you put out there!

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