This guy for example:
So, if I were to post "%UN's mother was a hamster and father smelled of elderberries" as part of a thread when I viewed it it would say "gfodor's mother..." etc. You could have first name, last name, etc, so with some creative thinking you could post fairly convincing posts that would trick people into thinking you were actually legitimately mentioning them.
I can remember many posts filled with angry replies from random users who went off the deep end when seeing that some random person on the BBS was trash talking them personally. Oops.
Edit: And for the curious, the purpose of these codes was usually for people creating assets for the BBS. For example, when designing your home screen (an ANSI text file, basically), inserting the codes made it so the home screen would reflect information on the logged in user. Usually when enabled the interpolation happened anywhere, not just in user defined assets. (Of course as BBS software got more mature these types of pranks were not possible with default settings.)
Other fun things where nailbombs, small .zip files that would expand to multiple gigs. When you uploaded those to early RA systems the virus scanner would attempt to unpack them and quickly fill up the entire disk, causing the BBS to grind to a halt.
Kids these days have no idea what they missed :3
The link I posted is just a generic bad id link that ends up redirecting to your own Facebook profile if you are currently logged into Facebook. Anyone logged into Facebook will see their own profile.
The link joering2 posted OTOH is actually to my Facebook profile. But:
A) I don't really care (anything I put on my Facebook profile is assumed to be 1000% publically available information anyway).
B) Turnabout is fair play
That said, nice goat!
It may never be clear for each individual feature, but violations compound to form a mess of unpredictability. Facebook generally appears to me as being a company with a very strong engineering culture and so it surprises me a bit that they would let something like this slip. Maybe I'm just not seeing the whole picture and it is a clearly thought-out tradeoff and not simply negligence.
... My heart still stopped.
It isn't anyone's profile number. It's a random number in a broken profile URL.
What is your point?
Hence one should adapt one's own behaviour and act accordingly (that doesn't mean that you should get paranoid - just be more careful :).
Reduce risk and watch what you say from now on.
There's no such thing as online privacy - privacy is dead.
It's better that the default for most things online is public since any privacy setting is just an illusion of security. Of course there are some notable exceptions to this (encrypted backup services that encrypt locally before backup), but for the most part if it's online and at least some other people can see it - everyone can see it.
It took me a loooong time to figure out how to do privacy and social networking at the same time, using only web technology. Actually it can't be provably private using web technology because you have to trust the server -- which is why we need this: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2024164
Not necessarily easy for everyone, but much more satisfying in the long run.
Hence, in this case, if you assume everything is public, you reduce the harm that can come to you when the trust you have in a service fails you (as it may well do). Just like an investor - take on risk, minimise uncertainty and price catastrophe correctly. This gives you the best of both worlds - risk priced in proportion to reward. You can have your cake and eat it too - if you only take a slice and no more.
In code, "int errorType = 1;" would be a badly chosen variable :)
The expressions "false positive" and "false negative" reveal more semantics than "type 1" and "type 2", and are therefore much easier to remember.
I quickly forget that the "map" in my brain is about 10 times more detailed than the vector representation I detail in my answer - and it often lacks ideas that may be critical to understanding.
I will use false positive/negative terminology from now on - apologies for the dense language and propagating difficult to comprehend terms - I'll try to stop doing that :D.
Classical statistics suffers from the inference problem, where instead of "tested positive for presence" you have to say "tested negative for absence". So a type I error is a false negative as much as it is false positive, which can get confusing.
>>There is nothing wrong with people blowing of steam.
And each to their own, but it's easy to make a post private instead of public, and doing so seems much more prudent to me.
It's a free world. People should be allowed to say whatever they want on whatever medium they want (as long as it's not hate-speech etc.)
If someone gets fired upon a comment you took out of context and put under "people who want to get fired" then I wouldn't bet the above statement as your best line of defence in a lawsuit.
There's probably nothing to worry about with re-publishing an already public fact, but the cases where errors are made e.g "I'd hate to be my boss" filled under "People who hate their boss", the casual reader may be confused (some might say mislead).
The solution is just to keep people informed, so your disclaimer may say something like: "the information on this site is automatically collected from public posts to Facebook. Posts are classified automatically, and as such our classification of their sentiment may be inaccurate."
Also, just in case one of the Facebook posts says something defamatory, hate speech, etc. you can gently remind people that you didn't write, edit, or approve of the content so "are not responsible for the content of messages".
Am I doing it right?
Allegedly, they do pay attention to tweets from people they can find the home address of.
“playing hooky” "don’t tell anyone", "rectal exam", "stupid boss", "HIV test", "control urges"
I would like to see a basic search implemented into weknowwhatyouredoing, though I understand its purpose as is.
I'd also really like to see a region-based search option in one of these tools (beyond hashtags on Twitter, etc.)
It is fairly easy to get a link to the profiles however:
The urls to the profile-images look like this:
"https://graph.facebook.com/[facebook profile id]/picture"
By replacing "graph" with "www" and removing "/picture" we get the url to the profile.
For instance two people saying "Not Hungover AT ALL, I love these mornings" and "Hungover !" respectively are both in the hungover section. And in the doing drugs section there was one guy who was happy he actually quit.
The page doesn't display any info/statuses related to my fb profile or any of my fb friends. From my point of view it is just displaying random fb results obtained by keyword related searches performed against the fb public data accessible via fb API. As far as I am concerned and aware of nothing in my profile is public.
I own Jussip.com (Juicy+Gossip) hit me up if interested. My contact info(s) can be found on my blog ChrisNorstrom.com
Not Hungover AT ALL, I love these mornings!
It's a thought experiment. Along the lines of
YOU DOLTS, YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T BE PUTTING ALL THIS STUFF OUT HERE!
This is a "thought experiment" that teaches cowardice, IMO
This is why you lock down your privacy settings.