Reminder: other people can see your likes and favorites on social networking


I’m not sure where you are going with this because as far as I remember the general rule of the internet was, everything you put out there can and will probably be seen by everyone. So if you don’t want some creepy mid 40’s guy drooling over your sexy underage bikini pics, well don’t put it on the internet?..

I thought the initial topic at hand is more being able to see what other people like (or drool over). So if you’re adding likes to your spittle while browsing through flesh-filled bikinis, remember that others can easily see your likes (in two senses of that word). It’s a reminder to the browsers, not the bikini fillers.


Sometimes it’s also a way of saying DAMN YOU FOR SAYING EXACTLY THE THING I WAS THINKING BEFORE I COULD SAY IT! but in a quieter, more polite way.

And that’s only one of the possible meanings of clicking “Like”. To paraphrase Humpty Dumpty when I click “Like” it means exactly what I choose it to mean.


[quote=“beschizza, post:11, topic:68655”]You don’t really know who is watching, you don’t really get to control your boundaries, and the environment is under constant change that always positions you to reveal more than you expected.

Which is and has always been (and will likely always be) default mode. This should always be the basic assumption when using the internet. The ignoring/outrage/forgetting cycle still continues.

I don’t mean to come across snarkish, sorry if it sounds so.


Sort of reminds me of some family members. “I punch you in the arm and play painful practical jokes on you because I LIKE you!”

Yeah, “liking” definitely does different things in different situations for different people.


Isn’t the whole point of liking something on any site to show others you like it?


I posted some photos from the Fremont Solstice naked bicycle ride on Flickr a few years ago.

That got me quite a few interesting followers, who probably don’t much like the photos of landscapes and aircraft that make up 99% of my account. Looking at what they like reveals that there’s an awful lot of porn posted on Flickr.


So long as you know it also means “share with everyone you know, many people you don’t and various organisations with different ways to pull value from that data”, I agree.


As a young teen, I learned (with nudie magazines) way back before the internets, that if you have it, someone will eventually find it. It’s an inescapable truth.

Looking back at my Instagram likes, there’s a whole lot of Gemma Correll and works by artists who I think are much more talented than myself, sprinkled with an occasional screaming goat or image of Knottsferatu. Then I look at likes from people I follow, and it always contradicts my expectations.


When I realized porn sites had Facebook “like” buttons, my response was: :flushed: I still don’t get how anyone thinks that’s appropriate/a good idea unless they work in the porn industry and their Facebook page is purely for professional purposes.


See, this makes sense, and like I said, I try to remember to like things on this BBS. I guess this is going back to liking pictures of women in thongs. Does hitting the like button make the person doing the liking feel somehow connected to that thong-image?

I don’t know, maybe it’s like praying, or screaming into the void.


There’s a weird line in the article:

Ummm…hey, Author Person, I dunno what you’ve been lead to believe, but the second part of your statement doesn’t really invalidate the first part. Lots of older dudes tend to be attracted to young women, in the same way teen girls crush on those 30-year-old actors who play teenagers in their dramatic teen series. It’s not shameful, it’s really quite common, and implies nothing really beyond a healthy libido.

Folks need to stop being terrified and ashamed of their sexuality.


Not that people couldn’t be doing a lot better, but porn and social media are two very significant subcategories of internet traffic. You would think that people would have found better ways of separating them, but it’s not that surprising that there is some crossover (particularly as there are opportunities on most sites to like and share).

On the other hand, it’s probably best to assume that people are watching porn. If their particular kink appears on their main feed, that’s one thing. If you go hunting for it, they are dumb not to hide it better but that’s on you.


Does this ‘liking’ have a ‘bookmarking’ effect on any of the poxed social platforms being discussed here?

That is the only plausible functional reason that I can think of to make visible your enthusiasm for the finest in dubiously age-appropriate material.

Hope that the creator will make contact with you seems…stretched even by the pathetic standards of wish-fulfillment fantasy. Maybe a vague theory that ‘likes’ will lead to greater production?

This one has me baffled.


I have a name similar to a British page 3/soft porn ‘star’. Which I didn’t know about until I joined facebook and despite never having a personal pic as an avatar or even anything vaguely pornish/nudey, got a ton of friend requests from youngish Brit boys all saying they liked sex, blah blah blah. I was quite puzzled until I made the name connection. And then refused all the requests and changed my screen name.


I keep my internet history safely between my mattress and box spring.


Follow this further. There’s an explicit statement that these dudes are normal on the outside, but not on the inside.

Also, that adding a “like” to a photo is a desperate plea for attention. I have to say, if I was using Instagram this way, I would use “likes” as bookmarks for things I wanted to see again. I wouldn’t expect any attention at all. Am I foolishly naive? Is Instagram a hotbed of sugar daddy hookups?


HA HA HA, um oh, that’s me…


Ctrl+D is your friend.



It’s almost as if people don’t realise that there’s such a thing as porn on the internet. Or possibly they don’t realise that there’s an internet outside of facebook/flikr etc.


Now how do you do that again…

[note sarcasm]