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Next up porn on your Facebook timeline

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The uproar over the changes to Facebook have quieted down a little bit in the days since their initial announcement of all the changes but that could very well change if this interesting post from Techwag is any indication.

One thing to keep in mind here is one of the changes to Facebook is the change of your profile page into what they call your Timeline and is a persistent record, and display, of things you have done on Facebook and on the wider web as you visit sites that employ Facebook Like buttons or check ins.

Rather than spoil the fun I’ll let Dan Morrill from Techwag explain it to you.

With a sense of humor because when Mashable’s Pete Cashmore wrote that Facebook users should be beware that the new timeline feature could embarrass a user, I just had to see what the porn industry was doing. Porn has been trying to get involved in social media, but for a multi-billion dollar industry we tend to turn a blind eye to what is arguably one of the internet’s most popular features, and one of the most consumed but unacknowledged products out there.

So imagine my surprise to see a couple of porn sites this morning using Facebook Connect, and yes, they knew who I was. Embarrassed possibly, more humored because this really is how the adult industry is going to get into social media and it will be done because users rarely log out of facebook (even that might not help) and facebook connect is everywhere.

So in effect if the porn site enables the passive sharing part of Facebook, has like buttons, or lets you sign into the site using your Facebook credentials you activity on a porn site can show up in your timeline on Facebook.

This is going to be interesting and I can see some new meme sites starting up any day soon to chronicle these kinds of things.

Yup .. good move this Timeline thing.

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4 Responses to “Next up porn on your Facebook timeline”

  1. Avinash Balkrishna Hendre

    yes i am on ur fb account.will u join me/add me as a frnd?