I’ve always wondered where the hidden activity on facebook was located on the internet. It is a good idea to start there.
When a user starts up their facebook account, their profile shows all of their activity on facebook. Most of it will be public information that can be clicked on to get more details into each person’s specific account, such as photos, friends and groups, likes, and more. The activity can include things like sharing files or getting involved in chat rooms where people can give each other advice or talk for a bit. But that’s not all.
But in my experience the profile activity is really just a public record of the person who created it. It doesn’t give us any kind of insight into how much effort the person actually put into it. For example, if I went to a party and someone asked to see my facebook activity, I might find it interesting. But I wouldn’t know that it was done by a person who is interested in me.
My own experience was that I use FB profiles to talk with friends, and then I hide my profile activity behind a wall of friends that I don’t really care about. So if I see a profile for a friend that I don’t know, I’m not going to be offended.
But there are some exceptions to this rule. A few years ago, a guy I knew created a profile and invited me to join his new blog. I ended up joining his blog. He was really into it and actually wrote for it.
The problem is that some people create profiles for the sole purpose of making a profile activity something that they are interested in, and then they use that activity to build a profile that they don’t want to see anything else. The problem is that this is such a lame way to interact with others that it is almost impossible to tell when someone is making a profile activity just to build a profile that they do not want to see.
I actually got into a conversation with this guy, a man who was into his own blog and found himself attracted to a guy that used his own blog as a profile activity. We have become obsessed with our own blog, and that’s a problem.
When I say “got into a conversation with this guy, a man who was into his own blog,” I mean a conversation that occurred between my friend and myself. In the conversation, it was apparent that while my friend was into his own blog, he was interested in a guy who used it as a profile activity. The guy was just as interested in my friend, but just as interested in his blog as I am in mine.
Its a pretty disturbing trend, and in some circles it’s considered pretty gross. But I think it’s more likely to be a social experiment than anything. For one, facebook’s been around for a long time. It would have been like a real-life “I Spy on My Friends” type of social experiment. Plus the man in the video is a college student.
That’s a very interesting theory. I myself have been interested in this sort of activity for a while, and I have been quite successful at hiding my activities on facebook. I have hidden all of the pictures and statuses and things of my friends, but I have not deleted any of their friends profiles. This was possible because facebook’s privacy settings for profiles seem to be quite lax.