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flo's avatar

What do you get if you click on f for facebook above the following Kavanaugh related NYT article?

Asked by flo (11237points) 2 months ago

It’s about Kelly Virella’s NYT’s article here:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/reader-center/women-kavanaugh-confirmation.html

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flo's avatar

…Under the pictures. below the heading.

elbanditoroso's avatar

It takes me to a page with two womens faces and an offer to post the article to my Facebook page. I declined the offer.

Is one of the pictures your face?

Zaku's avatar

I see what @elbanditoroso saw.

flo's avatar

When you click on the logo for Facebook? If so, I don’t get it. I guess because you’re logged in to Facebook? The pictures I see is under the heading of the article, (before clicking on f for Facebook), which is 10. 10 women’s pictures, one is holding a basket…
When I click on f. I get just almost an empty page of facebook that invites me to create an account or log in.
What if you log out of Facebook and then click on f? Thank you both.

Zaku's avatar

It’s not that I’m logged on to Facebook; it’s that there is a browser cookie or something somewhere that Facebook checks when I go to a link at Facebook, that Facebook consults when deciding what to show. Since it’s a link to share something on Facebook, the code of that browser page checks the cookie to see if the browser has stored your Facebook login credentials.

If it doesn’t find a Facebook login, then it has to ask you to login or create an account to share the link on Facebook.

If I log in using a web browser with which I have never used Facebook before, then Facebook fails to find that info, so it redirects me to its login page:

“Log in to use your Facebook account with The New York Times.”

flo's avatar

@elbanditoroso No that’s not me in the set of pictures.
@Zaku Ok. So, how did it decide to pick the 2 women’s pictures out of the 10, by the way?

Zaku's avatar

@flo I don’t know how Facebook pics which image to use these days. Years ago, before they removed the feature (because they are that kind of development company, always redesigning and removing features to suit their idea of what users should be able to do), you used to be able to pick which of all of the images on the page at the link you were sharing, you wanted to appear in your message. Now it does it for you, according to whatever logic they programmed it to use.

flo's avatar

@Zaku Very What a nightmare, ....or something.

janbb's avatar

I just got the article. I assume they want you to log in to Facebook if you want to share the article there. There are sites that ask you to use your FB account log in to get in but I never have.

flo's avatar

But things to do other than sharing the article? How about the readers who don’t want to be on facebook (since https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandale_Facebook-Cambridge_Analytica esp.) but want to read the content in Facebook related to the article?

janbb's avatar

If the information or article is available outside of Facebook, there usually is another way to log-in like with your Google account.

I certainly understand not wanting to log-in with FB or not have an account.

flo's avatar

I,m finding lots of people not being on Facebook these days they’re on twitter instead. And twitter users are supposedly mean plus.

flo's avatar

@janbb But re. if “article is available outside of Facebook”, my question is how come one can’t be in their facebbook page without logging in, considering there is what would be only in Facebook and then there is what would be found in the other source.

janbb's avatar

The answer is simply that if it is content that is available only on Facebook, you have to have an account to see it.

The article you linked to was available to me outside of FB.

flo's avatar

Re. “if it is content that is available only on Facebook, you have to have an account to see it.” According to my experience most people’s (esp. public people) facebook page is there automatically as soon as f is clicked, no need to have an account.

And re. “The article you linked to was available to me outside of FB” since I already read the article (I posted the link) I can’t be looking to read the article, but the content related to the article, (in my detail “that has to do with their article”,) and/ or the info that is avalable for the public whether related on not related to article.

janbb's avatar

Sorry – you lost me. I’m out.

janbb's avatar

The comments were available too; you just have to click on the link that says “Read 640 comments.”

flo's avatar

It’s not just about the comments though.

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