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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2012 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When Facebook made changes about a year ago, I benefited in a way that I doubt anyone else did. How?

I = me (Balin)
Facebook = the social networking website
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 - 12:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the benefit have to do with your name? Something you had posted? something in your profile? Your pictures? permission to do something? what you see in your news feed?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 - 12:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have a Facabook account? Do you use it regularly?

Is your benefit financial? A gain in information? Prestige? Ease of use?
Rogerchang (Rogerchang)
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Posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 - 6:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you use the real name on FB?

You founded your own club?
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 - 11:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't have such account, so please bear my ignorance

Did you win money from the change? Fame?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 - 3:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is timeline relevant? Privacy settings? "Liking" things? Photos?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 4:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the benefit have to do with your name? Something you had posted? something in your profile? Your pictures? permission to do something? what you see in your news feed? No to all

Do you have a Facabook account? Do you use it regularly? Yes to both

Is your benefit financial? A gain in information? Prestige? Ease of use? No to all

Do you use the real name on FB? Yes but irrel

You founded your own club? No

I don't have such account, so please bear my ignorance No problem. You can probably solve it without specific knowledge of Facebook

Did you win money from the change? Fame? No to both

Is timeline relevant? Privacy settings? Yes; No to rest "Liking" things? Photos?
Rogerchang (Rogerchang)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 6:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The FB update was a response to the emergence of Google+ ??

Was it that you can exclude some of your friends from reading certain posts?

Other people could benefit the same way you did?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 3:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Privacy settings - what other people can see about what you post? What you can see about what other people posts? What applications can see about you? What people not on your friends list can see?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The FB update was a response to the emergence of Google+ ?? Was it? No matter, it's irrel

Was it that you can exclude some of your friends from reading certain posts? Irrel

Other people could benefit the same way you did? Probably not

Privacy settings - what other people can see about what you post? What you can see about what other people posts? What applications can see about you? What people not on your friends list can see? All irrel. All that's relevant is that FB made a change to the privacy settings.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the benefit on facebook itself? In "real life"?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the benefit on facebook itself? In "real life"? This
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you get to know someone? Did you get a job? an academic benefit?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you benefit from privacy settings being tightened? loosened?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you get to know someone? Did you get a job? an academic benefit? This

Did you benefit from privacy settings being tightened? loosened? Just that they were changed, period (by Facebook -- my own privacy settings are irrel)
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you do a thesis (or other school project) related to privacy settings?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 6:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you do a thesis No (or other school project) No, and not a project, but very OTRT related to privacy settings? Yes
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A blog post? A newspaper article?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 4:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A blog post? A newspaper article? No. It was an ordinary homework assignment
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 4:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you do the homework assignment before or after the privacy change? Was it returned to you by the teacher before or after the change? Did you dispute your grade on the assignment? Was the teacher unable to verify something you had written because the settings had changed between when you wrote it and when he/she graded it?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you do the homework assignment before or after the privacy change? FA and neither! Was it returned to you by the teacher before or after the change? Different FA Did you dispute your grade on the assignment? No Was the teacher unable to verify something you had written because the settings had changed between when you wrote it and when he/she graded it? No, same as 2nd FA
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

FA1 - that you did the homework assignment? FA2 - that the assignment was returned by the teacher?

Were you the teacher? Did someone else do the assignment?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

FA1 - that you did the homework assignment? Yes FA2 - that the assignment was returned by the teacher? Relevant to the FA, but not actually it

Were you the teacher? No Did someone else do the assignment? Yes (it was assigned to my entire class)
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you were assigned homework about facebook's privacy settings? But you didn't do it?

Did the privacy settings change:
Before the assignment was assigned?
After the other students completed it?
After the other students turned it in?
After the assignments were graded?

Did the rest of the students have to redo the assignment due to the privacy setting changes? So your benefit was only having to do it once (since you skipped it the first time), instead of twice?

Is the reason that you didn't do the assignment relevant.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 9:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you were assigned homework about facebook's privacy settings? But you didn't do it? Right

Did the privacy settings change:
Before the assignment was assigned?
After the other students completed it?
After the other students turned it in? FA, the assignment did not need to be turned in
After the assignments were graded?
No to all!

Did the rest of the students have to redo the assignment due to the privacy setting changes? No So your benefit was only having to do it once (since you skipped it the first time), instead of twice? No

Is the reason that you didn't do the assignment relevant. No. I just forgot
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the privacy settings change after the assignment was assigned but before the other students completed it? Had other students started the assignment yet?

Are subsequent exam questions relevant? Were there questions on an exam about Facebook privacy settings?

Is the benefit you received grade related?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the privacy settings change after the assignment was assigned but before the other students completed it? Sort of. We were given the assignment on a Tuesday and it had to be done by that Thursday. The settings were changed on that Wednesday so some students could have done this before the change, others after Had other students started the assignment yet? Yes

Are subsequent exam questions relevant? Were there questions on an exam about Facebook privacy settings? No to both

Is the benefit you received grade related? Not exactly
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you avoid getting in trouble? did the teacher cancel the assignment? give an extension?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the fact that private messages were disclosed relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you avoid getting in trouble? Yes did the teacher cancel the assignment? give an extension? No to both

was the fact that private messages were disclosed relevant? No
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 4:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rather than turning in the assignment, was it something you were supposed to come to class prepared to discuss? Relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rather than turning in the assignment, was it something you were supposed to come to class prepared to discuss? Sort of, see below Relevant?

HINT: The assignment was to look at Facebook's privacy settings. Nothing more.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 1:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you able to pretend you had done it? were the new settings in the news? did you hear someone talking about them? did facebook advertise what they were?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 12:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you able to pretend you had done it? Sort of. I was able to pretend that I hadn't not done it were the new settings in the news? did you hear someone talking about them? did facebook advertise what they were? No to all
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 4:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the teacher change their plan in some way becase of the change? did they ask you if you had done it? did you have to write anything about the settings? say something in class? did the teacher think you had donethe homework? did they know the settings had changed? did you bluff your way through the class? did you know what the new settings were like? the old settings?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 1:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the teacher change their plan in some way becase of the change? did they ask you if you had done it? did you have to write anything about the settings? No to these say something in class? Yes did the teacher think you had done the homework? YOPE did they know the settings had changed? Yes did you bluff your way through the class? Noish did you know what the new settings were like? the old settings? NO TO BOTH!!
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you know the settings had changed?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 2:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you know the settings had changed? Yes
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you lie to your teacher?
Did you say something truthful but misleading? For example, "I don't know what they are now that they've changed"?
Or did you not say anything at all?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you talk about the fact that they had changed,rather than the settings themselves? did you guess and get it right? did the teacher know what the old settings were like? the new ones?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you lie to your teacher?
Did you say something truthful but misleading? For example, "I don't know what they are now that they've changed"? Yes, and I'll say this is close enough to spoyle.
Or did you not say anything at all?

**********SPOILER**********

In one of my classes last year, we were assigned to look at Facebook's privacy settings for discussion the next class period. Between the two classes, however, Facebook changed their settings. As it turned out, I forgot to do the assignment. During that second class, I mentioned how the reason I had not changed my privacy settings was because I didn't know how the settings worked, and explained this by going through the new settings as someone unaware of how they worked. The professor pointed out, "Weren't you supposed to look at them?" I quickly responded with, "But they changed them." So I didn't get in trouble for not doing the assignment.

Nice work everyone (Noel, Enjay...), new puzzle below. And don't try this at home... er, school.

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