Bnetters Against Activity Feed! is an ecumenical, cross-platform, "SINGLE ISSUE VOTER" kind of group!! The intrusive Activity Feed should either be removed altogether or an ability to OPT OUT should be provided. I like my Bnet Buds otherwise we wouldn’t be friends, but does this mean I want a “shout out” every time I rate a photo, post a comment on someone's profile, change my own profile, write a journal entry or make a new friend? NOOOOO!
Let's join hands to register our dissatisfaction with this intrusion by visiting the PETITION thread! We’re not Facebook, MySpace or Linked In! We’re Beliefnet! :)
As members of Bnetters Against Activity Feed! you have an opportunity to register your discontent with this alleged “enhancement” initiated by Beliefnet in June of 2008. Despite assurances from staff that they're "looking into" methods to either disable this feature or make it optional, nearly 4 months later nothing has been done.
At first glance, this is a very small problem. Yet when you place these Activity feeds in the larger context of online privacy, FISA and how the accessibility of online information plays into counter-terrorism meaures, perhaps this problem isn't as small or unimportant as first meets the eye!
Bnet Administration modeled the activity feed after Face Book. Are you aware that Facebook members protested against this to the point that Face Book woke up and made it optional?