Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

if Wikileaks exposed everybodys Facebook stalking... Watch

    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I would still support it.

    1. I have nothing to hide on FB - no matter who it might look like I've been stalking or been spending too much time browsing their page.

    2. There used to be a facebook-stalker check, and though it might be gone, I can always see it coming back somehow, even if it's through some other sly application; so people should kinda be expecting some kind of stalker-check exposé anyway.

    It's not that much a biggie.

    I would still support it.

    But yeah, the points about what wikileaks reveals (about the criminals and all that) being not comparative to Facebook browsing are true. It doesn't compare.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I'd support it. I don't call it "stalking", I call it "market research" :cyber:
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by BlackVenom321)
    I think everybody might be too worried about themselves being exposed as a FB stalker to care that they themselves have FB stalkers.
    we all self conscious I'm just the first to admit it
    No you weren't, Kanye was.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Nice analogy, but there's a big difference between the rights of individuals and the affairs of nations which concerns us all

    I do believe diplomacy is naturally secretive and ought to be, but I cannot condone state or corporate sponsored silencing of individuals, no matter what they've said or leaked, because once the information's out it can't be stopped.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mastermind`)
    I'd support it. I don't call it "stalking", I call it "market research" :cyber:
    I'm so using that as defence in court one day.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I wouldn't mind. It's not as if they know exactly why I am looking. They may just assume I am curious, bored, interested in what they are getting up to.



    In actual fact I am sifting through pictures of my friends who are girls (not fat ones) that are in bikinis, or where you can clearly see their feet (so I can stroke my penis). I also search for pictures of them wearing the right kind of top so that I can do the Photoshop trick and see through it.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TheRealDarthVader)
    I also search for pictures of them wearing the right kind of top so that I can do the Photoshop trick and see through it.
    Also works if they're wearing white/pink underwear under a black dress
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    The most interesting thing for me would be to see who exatcly has been viewing my page and how often (especially ex's). (As I can see from this thread girls tend to do just a much if not more profile pic staring as guys).

    I don't really stalk but I would still feel unconfortable with people knowing I actually have invested time scrolling through all their pics =S.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Close my account !!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    Also works if they're wearing white/pink underwear under a black dress


    If only you could see through the underwear.

    Total score for plain coloured bikini bottoms!
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    that **** needs to be silenced! dont want my boyfriend knowing the level to which i stalk his life
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    This is already possible (thought not to the extent that you described) with "Find out who's your biggest fan" app..
    ..no freaks outs so far - just laughs and excuses from ppl
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    The 'stalker' apps that have been released on facebook so far don't really show anything about silent stalking, they just track 'interactions' with your profile, like posting on your wall or 'liking' your status or commenting on photos. So that would just probably show your same sex friends as your biggest 'stalkers'.

    A real exposure of silent stalking and time spent on profiles, would produce the depressing revelation for many people that their profiles aren't of interest to any stalkers, whilst the few that are (ie hot people) would probably be slightly surprised by the extent to which certain peripheral friends spend lengthy time monitoring their facebook.

    There's one slight revelation that facebook does give at the moment, when you're in a computer cluster and you see people looking through their own profiles on facebook, if you see the 'photo suggestions' that are coming up on their homepage ie whose photos it is prompting them to look at, that will be from somebody whose photos they look at a lot.
    • Reporter Team
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Claphamski)
    Nice analogy, but there's a big difference between the rights of individuals and the affairs of nations which concerns us all

    I do believe diplomacy is naturally secretive and ought to be, but I cannot condone state or corporate sponsored silencing of individuals, no matter what they've said or leaked, because once the information's out it can't be stopped.
    There is a big difference, but then again I think it's a pretty good comparison, just because it puts things in perspective a bit. When it's far from people's bed and about other diplomats or America which is miles away, people think Wikileaks isn't such a big deal or even funny, but when they think about themselves being 'exposed' to most it will suddenly not be so funny anymore.

    I personally don't really have a problem with Wikileaks, but I do think the media has blown this up way out of proportion. I mean, suddenly we all know who Julian Assange is . Getting him won't even help. It's like murdering Obama and then think you've stopped America. >.<
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Wikileaks doesn't actually do any hacking, and it doesn't release personal information. Every document they have released is from within governments and companies and most personal information within those documents is redacted, hence why it's taking so long to publish these cables.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Revealing warcrimes, breaches of human rights etc. isn't really the same thing as revealing who fancies who.

    Its a misleading analogy.

    (And I'd happily let people see my facebook usage if I could see who's been stalking me in return. Imagine what might come up.)
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by OceanInTheSky)
    It's a pretty poor comparison really.

    Facebook being a social networking website for people to chat and upload pictures, compared to governments hiding secrets about killing innocent civilians, arms deals, wars, etc...

    But if you insist on this comparison, then I'd still support them, yes.
    Not really. Whilst some of the stuff that has been brought to light no doubt shows undesirable traits of the US of A, the cables in nature tend to be as Berlusconi said, "third or fourth rank" officials. In other words, many of these cables are merely the opinions or view points of individuals rather than the state. I know that I personally wouldnt like it if all my private, on the cuff remarks about people were suddenly revealed. Really, it is a god comparison and offers a fresh perspective.

    Nonetheless, I still support Wikileaks, because as I have said, some of the stuff is genuinely worrying.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    The difference is, I'm looking at someone's publicly available information. If it's not publicly available, then they have allowed me to view it by friending me.

    Here is a corrected analogy.
    If Wikileaks threatened to release a bug onto facebook which would show information about users who were damaging other profiles who were deemed to have done wrong on facebook, but many of them were innocent. These users then lied and said that no innocent facebook users had damaged profiles. Additionally, well-known facebookers had released a bug to stalk other well-known facebookers - Assange's bug would find this out. The well-known facebookers in secret did many things which are not allowed on facebook, then told everyone they were not breaking the rules in order to get more Likes for their pages.

    Would you support Wikileaks campaign for free information? Or would you want Julian Assange to be silenced, by any means possible...

    Well, it's a smaller situation - facebook, rather than the globe. Pages being destroyed rather than people being destroyed. But you get the picture.
    I'd support some whistle-blowing on that.
    Just as I support the whistle-blowing on some youtube channels - when VenomFangX didn't give the money to charity as he promised, or NephilimFree goes on escort pages when he condemns everyone else for anything remotely sexual. People on the public stage need to be called out on it.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'll see you all in jail :gah:
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Ain't got nothing to hide maynn! I'd quite like it if I could tell who's been to my profile.

    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Lol the girls I facebook stalk know fully well I do it... I don't even bother being discreet so I'd have nothing to hide. :p:
    Haha same.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: December 9, 2010
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.