[Web4lib] facebook for libraries

Sharon Foster fostersm1 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 09:07:20 EST 2009

You certainly wouldn't want to do that for your library's Facebook
page in any case. The point of an institutional Facebook page is for
your "fans" to find you. Letting Facebook find them for you based on
your email contacts is a little like grabbing people off the street
and dragging them into the library.

Sharon M. Foster, 91.7% Librarian
(Caution, floating divs ahead! Please let me know about any
browser-dependent weirdness you encounter.)

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Casey Bisson <cbisson at plymouth.edu> wrote:
> I'd be cautious about this step:
>> First search your email address book to see which of your friends are
>> already on Facebook by entering your webmail login information.
> Entering your Gmail login credentials (or any other usernames & passwords)
> at a third-party site is an invitation to trouble. Doing so allows the
> third-party service complete and unrestricted access to your entire account,
> and this has often been used to distribute spam or malware.
> It may seem convenient, but teaching people to do this teaches them to be
> phished. Jeremy Keith explains it better than me:
> http://adactio.com/journal/1357
> Casey Bisson
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