Survivalmonkey Disengages from Social Media

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by melbo, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    As Social Media sites began to become popular, it seemed that every site was adding Facebook Like or Twitter Tweet buttons. SM followed suit and began to integrate Social media into our forums: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and a few others that were not as visible like ShareThis.

    As privacy concerns have grown over Social Media's mining of user data, we've become increasingly concerned about allowing its presence here. As of this past Saturday, 8/23/2014, SM has stripped all integration with these sites from the forums. We have also stopped 'sharing' posts on these sites.

    There are no more 'share' buttons on posts and there is also no option to 'log-in' from a FB or Twitter account.

    This may mean decreased traffic for SM but as you've seen over the past couple of months, we're taking measures to increase member privacy first. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for consumers of Social Media.

    It's time to erect some walls around SM until we see what the effects of social media and data mining are on our internet landscape.


    Reset The Net - SM is fully compliant SSL TLS HTTPS HSTS PFS is now fully SSL TLS encrypted

    @Cruisin Sloth
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Old Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I wish I could "like" it twice. Good move
    pearlselby, Mike, Dunerunner and 3 others like this.
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I think it is a prudent move at this time. [winkthumb]
    pearlselby, Mike, Dunerunner and 3 others like this.
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Like a dirty street mutt, we got the scent of our prior mate all over us, but we were certain to pull out as quick as we could and scramble away to avoid the master's boot.
    pearlselby, Dunerunner, Tracy and 2 others like this.
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just fine with Me......
    Mike, VisuTrac, Dunerunner and 2 others like this.
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks. There is more to come.
  7. AmericanRedoubt1776

    AmericanRedoubt1776 American Redoubt: Idaho-Montana-Wyoming Site Supporter+

    Wonderful news. Thanks for having the courage to do this.
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    [applaud][applaud] Thank you. I truly appreciate the safety/privacy measures.
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  9. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    There see? Computer/phone challenged (some say even chewing gum) guys like me need looking out for. Thanks.
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  10. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    I just might return to the fold today.....
    Dunerunner, oldawg, BTPost and 2 others like this.
  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Being like a Nutria, I usually just burrow around in the swampy places and stay out of the lime light.

    Thanks for the OPSEC.
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  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I had no idea that this would be such a popular action.
    There are a few other things that we're shedding soon for the same reasons as above.
  13. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Don't think I ever used those "features" anyway, so nothing to miss.

    Thanks for all the hard work you do!
  14. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    Damn, this place is like home. I will make an effort to stay away from that razor edge of crossing the line too far on the code of conduct. I rage at what passes for society at times both here and abroad, and I know I cross the line. So far I haven't been sent the way of GK. ....... What the heck does a man have to do around here to get a drink in this damn gin joint? Later ..... there's something in the air.
  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Name your poison ;) [boozingbuddies]
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  16. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    Well I wouldn't flinch if you handed me a Tanqueray / Tonic n Lime. It's easy to recognize with these weak eyes.
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  17. Dawg23

    Dawg23 do or do not, there is no try

    cool deal melbo. :) no complaints here. been thinking of doing the same thing by leaving twitter and facebook. mostly i use twitter for news updates and following my Football Club, and the occassional rant about them. :D facebook is for games.
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  18. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I don't necessarily think all social media is evil, it just doesn't mix well with our type of group which is more privacy concious (or doesn't like being publicly linked to a survival site). We understand now and are taking steps to back away from this at SM. I'll still maintain my personal LinkedIn account, etc.
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  19. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Thank you Melbo for being concerned about our privacy. 26 likes so far, has to be a new record.
    pearlselby and Dawg23 like this.
  20. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Nicely done folks, nicely done. [coo]
    pearlselby likes this.
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