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Dear Chris & Jim,
Attended your Facebook seminar at FMCA today. Setup a LOGIN for an account. Next step was to find Friends. Facebook wants my e-mail password. This is not something I want to provide Facebook (compromises security and seems unnecessary for my purposes, but might be desired by Facebook for some unrevealed purpose of Facebook’s that might not be in my best interest). What’s the story?
I believe what you’re talking about is Facebook’s offer too check all the folks in your email contact list and let you know if any of them are on Facebook and therefore are potential Facebook ‘Friends’. it’s called Friend finder – and yes, Facebook needs your email password to see all your contacts. I did it – and I believe it is OK – Friend Finder is just that – Facebook helping you to find friends. But, if you’re uncomfortable with it, that’s OK. You don’t have to use the Frined finder – it will just take you longer to establish your friend connections.
August 31, 2011
Marilyn could set up a unique email address and a different password to get started with FB. She could import her contacts individually or as a group later on when she is comfortable with FB’s privacy and security settings.
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August 5, 2010