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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2018, 03:47:00 AM »
 

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2018, 07:01:29 AM »
 

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I don't like social media, at least the ones I know about.

But lots of people do, so including apps for the popular ones in Lite Software is fine, and advertise the fact if it'll bring people to LL.

There are apps already in Lite Software which I wouldn't touch, but I don't have to. So that's fine.

And I came to Linux and LL  partly in search of more privacy and security, so we need to be mindful of not making it seem "just like Microsoft" etc. and putting people off.

Incidentally, I see Firefox now has a "Facebook Container" feature option, which isolates FB and its spy/cookies from other tabs.
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2018, 09:35:55 AM »
 

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2018, 08:30:48 AM »
 

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2018, 10:52:13 AM »
 

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I also consider cloud services to be part of social networks because there people exchange links, files and even letters. Isn't it like in a social network? Therefore, if LL-users could see in Lite Software the ability to install Google Drive, for example, it would be great, since installing it causes problems for many users now.
Google drive has some inherent additional steps beyond install... Although 2 methods can be used for install albeit 1 of which being a PPA..
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2018, 12:28:38 PM »
 

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2018, 12:56:20 PM »
 

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I have already written a simple instruction on how to install a proper (with the indicator on the panel) Google cloud client (not a mounted folder!) easily and free of charge. I'll post it in the thread with your link a little later, since I have some personal things to do now.

Becomes a matter of preference - I prefer a mounted folder similar to a shared network folder vs. an icon but similarly Dropbox has the same.. Then there is the availability for offline access...

Those listed in the referenced thread were the 2 tried at the time..  Becomes a matter of ease of use, ease of install and ease to update. If any of those become cumbersome folks would most likely default to web access.
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2018, 06:21:25 PM »
 

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LL is free and (mostly at least) open source software.
Social websites are just that, WEBsites. And IMHO they should be handled in web browser(s).Android and iOS programs have been shown to 'phone home'. I don't want that on my computer(s). So:Please keep it clean and simple.Avoid the temptation of bloatware.TIA
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2018, 05:25:02 AM »
 

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A point worth considering may be that if something is listed in Lite Software the newcomer would likely see that as an endorsement of the listed software. I know I tended to when I came to LL first.

So perhaps a disclaimer to the effect "we include some apps by popular demand without endorsement as to privacy etc.".  Otherwise there is the danger of being seen to offer a false sense of reassurance in apps which are attracting major media debate, especially in regard to mental health issues in young users. And of course privacy problems.
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2018, 06:09:33 AM »
 

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The answer to the thread title is a 'Yes' from me.
I'm glad social media has not been pre-packaged in the LL 'iso' file. I'm not a fan of social media
(never used it), but would like to see it as an option for users, should they want it.
I agree with Searchnow's point that putting it in Lite Software endorses it for newbies ...

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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2018, 06:13:21 AM »
 

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A point worth considering may be that if something is listed in Lite Software the newcomer would likely see that as an endorsement of the listed software. I know I tended to when I came to LL first.

So perhaps a disclaimer to the effect "we include some apps by popular demand without endorsement as to privacy etc.".  Otherwise there is the danger of being seen to offer a false sense of reassurance in apps which are attracting major media debate, especially in regard to mental health issues in young users. And of course privacy problems.

Certainly food for thought.
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2018, 11:57:35 AM »
 

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Not a fan of social media either but families do use whatsapp from their phones,  Being able to do that from a desktop would be convenient?
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Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2018, 05:30:42 PM »
 

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I vote no.
 

Re: Should Social Media applications be included in Lite Software?
« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2018, 02:42:17 AM »
 

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my 2cents........social media should be offered as an option only, but with the warning "Use at your own risk due to security risks." (in Caps and in red)

i have seen social media go from something fun to something to be avoided. i got my start with social media in 1995 and yahoo.
 


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