Can’t link to my Facebook…

Sorry, I keep linking to things on Facebook and assuming you all can see them. I forgot that for those of you who aren’t on Facebook you can’t actually see things I link to unless you’re already registered on Facebook and are added as my friend. Everyone else just gets to see a very minimal public profile. Here’s mine. I’m adding anyone who wants me to be their friend on Facebook so you can look around and check it out. That’s a limited time offer. A month from now I probably won’t be able to keep up (in two weeks I’ve already gathered more than 800 friends).

32 thoughts on “Can’t link to my Facebook…

  1. @Spencer: I guess that one of the strength’s of Facebook is that different people choose to use it in different ways. For me it’s a great way of staying in touch with good friends.

  2. @Spencer: I guess that one of the strength’s of Facebook is that different people choose to use it in different ways. For me it’s a great way of staying in touch with good friends.

  3. Chris makes a good point. Facebook allows you to set some preferences for your news feed like choosing 20 friends you’d like to see more of in the feed, but even then you’re going to hardly see what you’re looking for.

  4. Chris makes a good point. Facebook allows you to set some preferences for your news feed like choosing 20 friends you’d like to see more of in the feed, but even then you’re going to hardly see what you’re looking for.

  5. I almost added you as a friend, in fact I got as far as hitting the add friend button. Then I decided against it.

    The point of Facebook (for me at least) is that a Friend is a real friend, I can put things up on Facebook that I wouldn’t necessarily want members of the public to see.

    This is for personal relationships, it’s about meeting up with friends, and staying in touch with friends, and the sharing of things with friends. More *social* than networking :)

    I would also comment that by opening Facebook up to anyone who will have you as a friend you have spoiled your Facebook book experience. To me one of the Critical parts of Facebook is the News Feed where you can see what people whom you know are up to, if you have too many Friends who you don’t know this will just be filled with noise.

  6. I almost added you as a friend, in fact I got as far as hitting the add friend button. Then I decided against it.

    The point of Facebook (for me at least) is that a Friend is a real friend, I can put things up on Facebook that I wouldn’t necessarily want members of the public to see.

    This is for personal relationships, it’s about meeting up with friends, and staying in touch with friends, and the sharing of things with friends. More *social* than networking :)

    I would also comment that by opening Facebook up to anyone who will have you as a friend you have spoiled your Facebook book experience. To me one of the Critical parts of Facebook is the News Feed where you can see what people whom you know are up to, if you have too many Friends who you don’t know this will just be filled with noise.

  7. It’s good to see a couple of old-fogies finally figuring Facebook out. ;)

    Though I have to say, much of the allure of Facebook is that it is closed to the public. Granular privacy is a huge issue to those of us who aren’t super bloggers.

  8. It’s good to see a couple of old-fogies finally figuring Facebook out. ;)

    Though I have to say, much of the allure of Facebook is that it is closed to the public. Granular privacy is a huge issue to those of us who aren’t super bloggers.

  9. …meh, to much trouble.

    I just blogged and asked my community to add me as a friend, I’ll win them over by attrition rather than complain about open networks

    Robert, Frank Gruber is in town, he’s going to swing by PodTech tomorrow, see my email.

  10. …meh, to much trouble.

    I just blogged and asked my community to add me as a friend, I’ll win them over by attrition rather than complain about open networks

    Robert, Frank Gruber is in town, he’s going to swing by PodTech tomorrow, see my email.

  11. Jeremiah, as Tim says there are some open parts of Facebook, but they aren’t the fun stuff like Chris Putnam’s videos from inside Facebook’s offices.

  12. Jeremiah, as Tim says there are some open parts of Facebook, but they aren’t the fun stuff like Chris Putnam’s videos from inside Facebook’s offices.

  13. Facebook does at least have some more open features… they’re just hidden. It’s possible to get a profile link that people who don’t have Facebook can see.

    To do so, at the very bottom of your profile page click the Public Listing link. They used to have links that showed more; but, those seem to have disappeared somewhere along the line of updates.

  14. Facebook does at least have some more open features… they’re just hidden. It’s possible to get a profile link that people who don’t have Facebook can see.

    To do so, at the very bottom of your profile page click the Public Listing link. They used to have links that showed more; but, those seem to have disappeared somewhere along the line of updates.

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