'People You May Know:' A Controversial Facebook Feature's 10-Year History


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In May 2008, Facebook announced what initially seemed like a fun, whimsical addition to its platform: People You May Know . “We built this feature with the…
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9 weeks ago by toph
How Facebook's People You May Know feature became one of its most important tools for connecting people while creating problems for users unable to opt out
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9 weeks ago by pelles
Facebook’s People You May Know “mines information users don’t have control over to make connections they may not want it to make.”
surveillance  DIG101  links  syllabus 
9 weeks ago by samplereality
AdWeek was reporting that people were “spooked” by the appearance of “people they emailed years ago” showing up as “People They May Know.” When these users had first signed up for Facebook, they were prompted to connect with people already on the site through a “Find People You Email” function; it turned out Facebook had kept all the email addresses from their inboxes
facebook  linkedin  algorithms 
9 weeks ago by jomc
In May 2008, Facebook announced what initially seemed like a fun, whimsical addition to its platform: People You May Know . “We built this feature with the…
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9 weeks ago by spinnerin
So , how about letting users opt the hell out of "People You May Know"?
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9 weeks ago by andriak
In May 2008, Facebook announced what initially seemed like a fun, whimsical addition to its platform: People You May Know.
culture  2018  technology  web  facebook  espionage 
9 weeks ago by philjr