Also, if anyone can provide info or a link about what “private” is in facebook-terms, and about whether there’s multiple levels of privacy (i.e. “public” vs “semi-private” vs “fully private”) for a page, that’d be a helpful aid to this discussion.
Not being a facebook user myself, it’s hard to really know what I’m talking about.
I don’t link to the social media accounts unless they are official accounts (the ones with the check marks), used to promote their art, or unless I find the link somewhere else.
Some people do have a life outside of music. So I can respect that someone’s social media is for family and friends. But it is hard to say “I want my privacy” when you are at a bar in front of 200 people telling us to look you up on Facebook, or your guitar string endorsement page directs me to your Twitter.
And privacy isn’t just about people who are not Facebook members.
You can play the “connection game” as to who can see what - meaning, you can make it so that only certain people can see what you write.
It could be public, or just for friends, or friends of friends, or even just specific people.
You can’t find me, link to me, talk to me, request me…
unless you know someone who knows me.
Yeah, those three illustrate the three situations I’m familiar with. The first one gives me the “page not found” message (and it’s apparently a full-fledged HTTP 404). The second gives me a “sign in to facebook to get to know this person” The third one gives me a (mostly-)fully-viewable facebook page.
Out of curiousity – what does the first one show to someone who’s logged in to facebook but not a friend?
People who aren’t logged in to Facebook includes search engines.
Do you want every picture of your child that you posted for your sister (who is in Asia doing missionary work) to see, to be found via a Google search?
A lot of sites give you added functionality for signing up/logging in, and I don’t think we should limit the use of links with potentially good information because of it.
In terms of privacy I think that needs to be done on a case by case basis - artists can set their own privacy settings on FB, and sometimes a private page might be worth linking. I don’t think links should be removed just because the editor doesn’t have Facebook.