Photos, tagging and sharing;what are your thoughts on this ?

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Photos, tagging and sharing;what are your thoughts on this ?

Post by Cynthia Secunda Daniel on Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:16 pm

I always thought tagging was to identify people in the photo. Then to the right and slightly below the image, there was a share option where you could share the photo with others who would be interested.

Two things - the way I see people using tagging, it's often being used to share the photo with others. So, maybe I've taken the time to identify all the people in a group photo, one by one so others can hover over faces and see who is who. But with the way it is being used, I now have all these other names of people cluttering my image - so annoying and can be confusing. Now with most recent changes it says all these people who have tagged a photo of mine are "with" and that is completely irrelevant. I don't like this new "with" on photos.

Anyway, I wish people would stop using tagging to identify who is in the photo - and use sharing to share it with someone else on FB and not tagging...but, oops, the powers that be have taken away that share option.


Last edited by Ruby on Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:36 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : title expanded as this is a discussion point and not a Facebook query per ce)
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Post by Fayde on Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:04 am

Moved from Other Problems to General... as the person is expressing their opinion on Facebook's features.
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Tagging, It, wel,l um. {Oh I know:} it "vacuums!"

Post by jtwdyp on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:06 pm

I know someone who quit using facebook. Mostly because she couldn't keep up with the changes in the privacy settings. But also because of things like tagging. She had a stalker once. And so she had been very careful to never post any personally identifying photos. She didn't put her address in her profile either. Then one day, she found out that somebody had tagged her in some photo that included things in the background that identified one of the few neighborhood restaurants she frequented... She almost had a nervous breakdown over it.

There is little one can do to stop somebody from explaining who is in a picture. But I think tagging should require the explicit permission of the person(s) being tagged.
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Post by Ruby on Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:13 pm

I know someone who quit using facebook. Mostly because she couldn't keep up with the changes in the privacy settings. But also because of things like tagging.

Sadly only Facebook controls how Facebook 'works'
She had a stalker once.
Was this on Facebook and how did this get resolved ( if at all )?


And so she had been very careful to never post any personally identifying photos. She didn't put her address in her profile either.

Very sensible precautions...
Then one day, she found out that somebody had tagged her in some photo that included things in the background that identified one of the few neighborhood restaurants she frequented... She almost had a nervous breakdown over it.
Always be careful of anything you post on line as once it is the public domain it is no longer 'private'!!
There is little one can do to stop somebody from explaining who is in a picture. But I think tagging should require the explicit permission of the person(s) being tagged.

I am pretty sure we had a discussion on that matter some while ago on this board or its predecessor

Problem for those who do use Facebook is you take it on with all its Rules and Regglations that you the user can do nowt about except be aware of them and what you post on Facebook....DO you wand that info on Facebook...or not|?

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Post by jtwdyp on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:33 pm

JtWdyP wrote:I know someone who quit using facebook. Mostly because she couldn't keep up with the changes in the privacy settings. But also because of things like tagging.
Ruby wrote:Sadly only Facebook controls how Facebook 'works'

Yeah. The sad part is this woman who is NOT technically inclined spent months learning how to protect her privacy before she opened her account. And then after she got used to having a facebook account they changed the privacy settings so much that she couldn't figure out if she was still doing it right anymore.

JtWdyP wrote:She had a stalker once.
Ruby wrote:Was this on Facebook and how did this get resolved ( if at all )?

No, not on Facebook... On the streets of the town she used to live in, and the next town she moved to. It was an ex-boyfriend who didn't know how to let go. She couldn't prove it was him. And she knew of other people who the police hadn't been able to help with a similar problem... I heard a rumor that some of her friends may have done something illegal about it... And a short while after that the non-gentleman involved moved out of state. But it took a long time before she dared to so much as walk to the corner store by herself again.

JtWdyP wrote:And so she had been very careful to never post any personally identifying photos. She didn't put her address in her profile either.
Ruby wrote:Very sensible precautions...

She thought so. But it proved not to be enough...

JtWdyP wrote:Then one day, she found out that somebody had tagged her in some photo that included things in the background that identified one of the few neighborhood restaurants she frequented... She almost had a nervous breakdown over it.
Ruby wrote:Always be careful of anything you post on line as once it is the public domain it is no longer 'private'!!

It wasn't even a photo she had posted. Some casual acquaintance happened to spot her in the restaurant with a mutual friend, and snapped a scrapbook photo. Then months later this acquaintance decided that tagging was a good way to organize...

Unfortunately she didn't notice that she had been tagged until a non-friend at work teased her about the "old fashion" dress she had been wearing in the photo... At that point getting the tag removed was like closing the door after the horse left the barn.

JtWdyP wrote:There is little one can do to stop somebody from explaining who is in a picture. But I think tagging should require the explicit permission of the person(s) being tagged.
Ruby wrote:I am pretty sure we had a discussion on that matter some while ago on this board or its predecessor

Problem for those who do use Facebook is you take it on with all its Rules and Regglations that you the user can do nowt about except be aware of them and what you post on Facebook....DO you wand that info on Facebook...or not|?

Yup, and it's only Facebook that could have decided to do tagging like friend requests, something that doesn't actually identify unless the tagged person agrees, or made taggability a user profile setting... Like I said in another post. I only use facebook to keep in touch with a few people I care about who are hard to reach any other way...

It's a trust thing with me. My trust of facebook is such that I actually use a separate browser for only facebook to keep them from automatically sharing cookies etc... with any other site.
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