Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people.
Dear Facebookers - Your private inbox messages are now visible for all to see, from **2010 and earlier!** This is a new change from Facebook as of yesterday. Don’t believe me? Read your timeline from those years! They look like wall posts…..they are not!
There’s an easy fix—when you’re in your own timeline, just click on the year on the right (2007, 2008, 2009) and you’ll see a box with a bunch of friends’ messages and a header that says 89 people have written on xyz timeline—hover over the right until you see the pencil, click and select hide from timeline. do that for each year.”
From RacismSchool: This is completely true. I just took all of my messages off my timeline. BE AWARE! Especially if you have ever written anything personal in private Facebook messages. Oh and YES, I will be reminding you of Project Offspring tonight! This idea is looking better and better. This is utter bullshit.
this isn’t the case on my timeline, but it’s worth a look to see if it holds true on yours.
Facebook claim the messages being posted are not private, just old, but it’s worth looking at anyway. Since I doubt Facebook would really want to admit to a privacy fuckup like that.
That is my hesitation in believing as well. Would they tell us if they fucked up? For those that are having trouble finding the parts we’re talking about, click on and year from 2010-prior in this section on the right hand side of your timeline:
Then, look for something like this:
From what I can tell, there may be a mix of private as well as public items in this section. Make sure nothing personal is on your timeline. Even if this turns out to be nothing, better safe than sorry.