...from what I can see the Bots decision has been to remove the sharing buttons from individual pages but not from the goal pages. I’m pleased they have gone from my profile page but still fearful about how easily I could be exposed.
I’ve decided to accept the current state of affairs and review my 43T usage accordingly (see more under my ‘review how I use 43T goal’).
I’m going to mark this goal as done now as I want to move on from ‘Buttongate’ and use 43T to work on my goals – the reason I came to this site and the reason I will stay.
...that the buttons HAVE been removed from our individual pages and only remain under goal pages? I can’t see the buttons on my profile page, only when I click on a specific goal now.
I feel very slightly more comfortable about that, if that is the case. Only because it would take a bit more digging for someone to connect you to real life on fb etc.
Anyone else notice this?
...sent a chill down my spine.
I have a few ‘real life’ friends who know I am on 43T but none of them are regular users of the site. Those that have read my goals are close friends who I trust with my darker side.
I have some wonderful 43T friends who I am also friends with on Facebook but I also trust them completely not to breach any confidence by mentioning something I have written here on FB.
I have been feeling a bit sick since I read the entries under these goals and realised how serious this situation is. I am brutally honest on 43T about my eating disorders, other mental health issues, physical health and all sorts of private information about my past and present. I have ‘friends’ on FB who are work colleagues, in-laws, Mummy friends, all sorts of old friends I don’t particularly want to know the most private deep dark thoughts in my mind.
I know I take a risk sharing private information on a public domain and some people have warned me against doing so for this very reason. But in almost 5 years I have never once had a problem with someone I know stumbling across my account.
I really don’t know what to do now. I have changed my profile pic, put a note on my page asking people not to click the share buttons and I have joined these goals. After writing this entry I will use the ‘contact us’ button to express my fears and ask for the buttons to be removed.
I have never linked my FB and 43T accounts for the very reason that this is a place for me to express who I am, what I want to acheive and to interact with like minded, wonderfully supportive people. I am scared that will be lost.
For the first time ever I am seriously considering deleting my account, or at least removing all of my photos and identifiable references and deleting any ‘sensitive’ entries….then again…what would be the point of my account then?