[78-L] 78-L, FB and the Absolute Knowledge

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Fri Oct 20 06:01:17 PDT 2017

I find Facebook to be completely safe, and the "people you may know" may not 
even be remotely connected and certainly aren't out there looking for you. A 
lot of knowledge and information is over there in a variety of groups devoted 
to 78s, classical vinyl, jazz and big bands, old time radio, opera and more. 
And you can easily unfollow groups or members (or block them).

78-L still exists but its activity is limited to spurts these days..like this one.


On 10/20/2017 7:49 AM, Doug Duncan wrote:
> On 20/10/2017 12:14, Inigo Cubillo wrote:
>> ​Are ALL they in FB? Where are the Giordanos, the Mikes from Plovdiv, the
>> Biehls, the Rooneys, etc, etc, ...? Someone (probably Lennick) told me
>> everybody has switched to FB.
>> I've been also tempted, and opened a FB account too. I applied for entering
>> to the 78rpm groups, was authorized by Biehl or some other colleague, and
>> eventually subscribed.
>> But I got tired of FB pretty soon. Each time I opened it, I found hundreds
>> of suggestions to "make friends" with lots of people whom I have had no
>> relation since many years ago. Even people whom I've never written before,
>> but the web knows I know them by any casualty...
>> I'm a bit horrified. This is not casualty at all... it is the NAWK... the
>> New Absolute Wisdom and Knowledge.
>> This thing is taking from some unknown storage depot all the e-mail
>> adresses I've ever written to, and sending proposals of friendship from
>> people rarely related to me. Kind of making you ask.. "Where is this thing
>> taking my information from?" "How the FB has arrived to know that I'm
>> remotely connected to that person?"
>> Every bit of info searchable for is then used. So FB proposes me friendship
>> with people that makes one frighten about the web... Old deleted emails
>> from years ago are being used, and although you deleted them, they are
>> stored somewhere else...!!! They know everything about us.
>> Help...!
>> Inigo Cubillo
>> Madrid, SPAIN
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> Hi Inigo,
> I certainly don't hold a brief for Facebook but there are two things (at
> least) that you can to stop the infinite number of people requesting to
> be your friend.
> FB gets the e-mail addresses of all these people from your address book
> or books. If you are like me there are personal addresses in your
> (surprise) personal address book where presumably you added them some
> time ago but have not deleted them. Then there are all the addresses
> that were added to the collected address book. These are people to whom
> you sent e-mail possibly over a period of many years. Mine goes back to
> about 1997. It would be longer but I had a disk crash and lost
> everything then. If you purge these addresses Facebook will not know
> about them and will stop looking for them in its database. Then you can
> reject them as potential friends.
> The second thing you can do is to change the privacy settings and tell
> it that you will not accept friend requests from anybody. I find that is
> the safest thing.
> I hope this helps.
> Doug
> Doug Duncan
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