Facebook changes default user emails without consent!
Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2012 04:05 Written by LoganDX Monday, 25 June 2012 04:05
Facebook clearly isn’t done tinkering with their user’s experience. Without warning and without consent, FB has changed the default contact email for every user to their Facebook email. They went so far as to also make the old contact email hidden from view on the Timeline. Folks with a vanity url will find their new email is that url @facebook.com. Peeps that didn’t bother to give their profile a spiffy name will have the random number associated to their profile by Facebook as their email addy. The change went into effect and the social network didn’t even bother to give folks a heads up that the change happened. No warning, no notification? I call shenanigans Facebook!
Didn’t know you had a Facebook email? Plenty of folks didn’t either and that’s part of the reason FB did their ninja change. The email service was originally debuted to compete with Google’s Gmail but instead has turned into a dust bin of a messaging arena. Most people seem to either stick to the tried and true Yahoo or the aforementioned GMail. The ‘book must be fairly desperate to force people to stay on the network if they pulled this latest stunt.
It’s an easy fix to change back to your preferred email and even hide that ridiculous Facebook email but the real problem is having to do it. Bad form Facebook, bad form indeed! Let’s hear it geeks! Does it kinds feel like rape, having that new addy forced upon you? Burn those comments up!
- Facebook Changes Your Email Without Your Permission(techie-buzz.com)
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