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That Is Too Much Information

by Roosevelt Evans III Home Business Entrepreneur
 We live in the "Information Age". So much information is constantly at our fingertips. However there is such a thing as TMI or Too Much Information. Some information we really just don't want to know. Here on APSense, in our news feed, we can all know who visited who's profile. Thank God, Facebook and Twitter doesn't have such a public feature. There is a part of our human nature that is bothered when we catch others looking at us. I want people to look at my profile but I don't want the whole world to know who is looking at my profile. I look at other's profiles to learn more about them, their Biz-Ops and programs but I don't want the whole world to know that I visited their profile. None of us are voyeurs but the "viewed a profile" in the public news feed can seem kind of like voyeurism at worst and can be TMI (Too Much Information) at best, as I see it.

About Roosevelt Evans III Professional     Home Business Entrepreneur

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Created on Jul 15th 2011 23:10. Viewed 1,044 times.

Comments

Kristofer M. Advanced  Medical Advisor
Interesting point of view)) But I agree
Jul 15th 2011 23:27   
Don Dousharm Committed   Entrepreneur, Publisher
Hi Roosevelt,

I agree with you 100% and I think what sparked this was that profile we viewed yesterday. I also visited there and was left with the main wall saying ddousharm viewed (blank). That was embarrassing to me to a point where I had to comment and make an apology. "TMI" Might I suggest a solution would be to have a feature where you can turn it on or off. It then becomes your choice what you want posted or not. Thanks for posting this..
Jul 16th 2011 07:25   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Consistency Marketing, Videos
I don't agree, Roosevelt. FaceBook and Twitter are social sites. APSense is for business. As such, by definition, we're supposed to have nothing to hide. Anyway, having other people see that I am looking at a profile tells them nothing of why I do it, and besides, if a member I highly respect looks at a profile of a member I don't know, it might encourage me to look at that person's profile and send a contact request.
Jul 16th 2011 07:53   
Roosevelt Evans III Professional   Home Business Entrepreneur
Phillipe, as I see it, APSense is a social site, a social site for online marketers and publishers. To me the "viewed a profile" in the public news feed is like "Big Brother is Watching You". I really don't want the public knowing who is viewing my profile or who's profile I am viewing. That should be private information. "Who visited me" on the APSense widget is cool because I choose to publisize that information. That same info in the news feed ain't cool, as I see it.
Jul 16th 2011 08:09   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Consistency Marketing, Videos
Roosevelt, you said it yourself, "social site for online marketers and publishers", it's the same thing as saying it's a business social network, the words we see on our homepage. We are not here to make friends, but to build business relationships, it's a different ball game. If some of those relationships happen to turn into friendships, that's cool, but our friends won't follow us here just for fun, since FB is there for that.
Jul 16th 2011 08:17   
Roosevelt Evans III Professional   Home Business Entrepreneur
Philippe, I think we are all honored If Wincer Song visits our profile but that public information may make others feel bad. I noticed yesterday Wincer visited the "Penis Enlargement" profile and some one made a joke about it. That is TMI, my Brother, all day long!
Jul 16th 2011 08:28   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Consistency Marketing, Videos
the person who made a joke is a sorry guy, in my opinion, Roosevelt, and I say that not knowing who it is, cause I didn't see it. Even I tried to be careful but failed miserably when I commented to you about it. I believe that professional conduct should be the norm at APSense, but I'm an idealist :)
Jul 16th 2011 08:32   
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I have to agree that posting what whose profiles we view is TMI. It does not serve a useful purpose except to "keep tabs" on every single thing a person does. I'm not interested in being secretive, but at the same time, the information about who's profile I look at is hardly profitable for other members except to satisfy their curiosity.
Jul 16th 2011 11:51   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Consistency Marketing, Videos
Gerry, as I said, I can't remember the number of times I have sent contact requests to members I didn't know thanks to seeing friends looking at their profiles
Jul 16th 2011 12:31   
Roosevelt Evans III Professional   Home Business Entrepreneur
Curiousity is a powerful emotion, Phillipe and the "viewed a profile" in the public news feed certainly arouses curiousity!
Jul 16th 2011 12:40   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Consistency Marketing, Videos
lol is this positive or negative what you just said, Roose? Sorry, too many characters in your first name, I hope you don't mind. curiosity can be positive, too much is not so positive, so where do you feel the "view profile" stands ?
Jul 16th 2011 16:33   
Roosevelt Evans III Professional   Home Business Entrepreneur
"Roose" is what several of my friends called me in school, as a matter of fact. Curiousity is positive when it leads to understanding and negative when it leads to suspicion. The "viewed a profile" in the public news feed leads more to suspicion than understanding, as I see it.
Jul 16th 2011 16:55   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Consistency Marketing, Videos
we will have to agree to disagree, my friend, too bad only Gerry gave his POV and not other people, oh, there was Kristofer too, so you 3 against me :)
Jul 16th 2011 17:01   
Lisa White Advanced   Designer
interesting never thought of it that way
Jul 27th 2011 09:14   
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