Friday, February 10, 2012

Boston Bruin Tim Thomas' Posts on Facebook are Public, Not Private.

Boston Bruins Goaltender Tim Thomas posted this to his TimThomasOfficialPage public Facebook page:
I Stand with the Catholics in the fight for Religious Freedom.

"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
-- by Martin Niemöller, prominent German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor, best known as the author of the poem First they came....
Gresh and Zolak on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, were talking about this today and talked about the post without knowing if it was actually public or not.

Gresh & Zo: Tim Thomas Causing Another Distraction

Guys, It's public:

- The post is public to anyone
- You don't have to LIKE the page to see it

On personal Facebook pages you can choose who can see your posts, they can be private. On public pages, like this one, your posts are visible to anyone.

Also, Facebook has a new feature for personal pages. The page owner can choose to let anyone subscribe to their page without having to approve friend requests.

Thanks Ryan

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