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Using a Blackberry Z10 for a little one-handed surfing might be more public than desired, as the social-sharing baked into the OS likes to share, um, everything. Blackberry OS10, used on the Z10 handset, integrates social sharing deep into the OS and many users opt in to alerting Blackberry Messenger contacts about their musical …

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Anonymous Coward

Shudder

Please.

Don't mention Cilla Black and pron in the same sentence ever again.

Thanks.

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Do I get the feeling someone got caught having turned it on?

Would mr Ray care to comment?

" of which the first is "Show what I'm listening to". It's off by default,"

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Dawson Bros did this, a Social Networking / Grumble Site crossover spoof:

'Jizzedin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4FVFOekln4

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Anonymous Coward

Reminds me of IRC days

<21:00:05> /me is listening to Jenna Jameson - DP.avi

<21:00:06> SHIT!!

<21:00:08> /me is listening to Rolling Stoned - Paint It Black

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Anonymous Coward

Now that brings back memories! I remember someone who had one of those scripts, and then went AFK and left his PC on with it set to just play random media files. Some interesting titles came up over those few hours he was gone and we took great pleasure in reminding him what they were ;)

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Anonymous Coward

An aquaintance who runs an ethical fashion label featuring a lot of designs from non mainstream musicians and political street art was shown up by spotify. He told me that he was only listening to JB and 1D to see _why_ they were shite. Hmmmm.

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I'm glad it took more than 3 mins to work who JB is less so that I instantly knew who 1D are!

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Anonymous Coward

Send me a sign oh Lord!

I'm a dyed-in-the-wool metal-head of 40 years old, sadly I have a 10 year old daughter.

You have no idea how frightening it is to know so much about 1D and the terrifying state of the pop charts via my little darling! I get up every morning and pray to Michael Akerfeld ( he of Swedish Opeth ) that one day he will send me a sign that my offspring will find the true path to real music!

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Joke

A lot less shameful

Than having my friends know I use a Blackberry...

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Happy

How embarrassing...

'As the system is also linked to the video player, BBM contacts are getting notified about porn preferences too, which might prove more embarrassing than the latest single from One Direction.'

I wouldn't be too sure about that.

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Wrong supposition

"so perhaps the time has come to start sharing our listening habits again."

No, it has not.

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Alternative to watching porn on mobiles

Look at pornographic pictures printed on postage stamp-sized cards. After all, the smallness of the picture must be the reason why anyone would think of looking at porn on a mobile phone screen, is it not?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Alternative to watching porn on mobiles

My boss's wife started making erotic collages of silhouettes, cut from coloured felt. She mentioned this to a local stall-holder, who, next time she was in town, presented her with some of his grandad's pr0n stash- little 2 x 3" B&W (both the prints, and the people depicted) hardcore prints, in a little wallet stamped with the name and address of the Morecombe chemists that had developed them!

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Anonymous Coward

Hmm, are CESG sure this kit is ready for use with IL3 content?

"General Cholmondley Warner KBE is listening to North Korea invasion plan.avi"

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Trollface

aaaaah!

/ is listening to Shemale Beauties Go Bareback.mpeg

yes, er.... well of course this is an equine-related instructional video. actually that might be worse....er, er...

oh ok i'm beating off to shemales. DEAL WITH IT.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: aaaaah!

Would that be chicks-with-dicks, or chaps-with-flaps-n-baps? Actually, don't worry...

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Why oh why oh why oh why....

a) would I ever want everyone I know to know what I'm watching/listening to/reading

b) would I give a flying fec what the people I know are watching/listening to/reading?

If I want to discuss the plot details of my latest favourite Mills and Boon or the wonderful tonal qualities of Meatloaf's vocalizations with my friends then I'll actually TALK to them!

Bring back the Dark Ages....

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Why oh why oh why oh why....

a) So your ad broker overlords can show targetted ads on your screen

b) Other people just do and like what other people do and like, monkey see monkey do

I too miss the good old days :(

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Losing the plot

So they have time to add this functionality to BBM, but don't have time to add Profiles, Level 1 escalations, redirection filters, and a host of other really useful features that were in BB7, 6, 5, etc. to BB10?

RIM just doesn't understand their place in the market. They had the world's best email client, with truly useful functionality that has been completely stripped out of BB10. I have a free Z10 that just arrived two days ago and I'm ready to scrap it. It can't do what my aging Tour will do - not even close, and as a useful work device the Z10 sucks. But I'm thrilled to know I can share my song preferences.

Rock on RIM - been nice to know you.

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Re: Losing the plot

Yes I agree some of the old profile functionality is missing but I am confident that will be back as the BB10 platform matures. Pretty sure that the older BB units also had the option to share what you are listening to. Otherwise I am quite happy with mine, I use it for work and it is solid despite having to use active sync because my employer has not upgraded the BES yet.

What I am most annoyed about is having to use WhatsApp because some friends have switched to iPhone. WhatsApp is whats crap....seems it wants to decide who my favourites are and won't let me configure it.

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Re: Losing the plot

You made the mistake in thinking you are the customer. You are the product, the BB is the device connecting you to the advertisers. They seem to kill every innovation by making it a sink in society. :(

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Re: Losing the plot

I could not agree more. If there is a feature that you use, be confident that some jackass will find a way to improve it out of existence. Currently I use 'one finger plus voice calling' but this has been upgraded to full two handed hunt peck and poke calling on the new 'improved handset' I was sent. That wonderful new device is now the world's most expensive sim free office alarm reminder and the old usable phone continues in use.

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WTF?

"the constant stream of updates become more annoying than valuable"

You sound like you're implying that there was a time when they were at least somewhat valuable and non-annoying

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erotic collages of silhouettes, cut from coloured felt.

Would that be classed as touch and sniff ?

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This week....

...I are mostly be watching BDSM.

@ Arachnoid - Only if you pee'd on them.

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Still not interested

I am not interested in where you happen to be, what you are listening to or watching, what link you found, what restaurants you dine at, what books you've read, what you "like", pictures of your "wonderful" family, who you are "In a relationship with" or what you are following. You really aren't that important.

I may be interested in what you think; as long as it isn't simply mindless rehashing the thoughts of others.

And I am certainly not interested in technology that does any of the above automatically.

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Re: Still not interested

Amen to that but that just makes the web2.0arhea ad-sales conglomerates more curious about you.

Why is this person not interested in our wonderful services and how can we make them interested.

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Childcatcher

Re: Still not interested

I am also not interested in vomiting my entire life out into the world. It's in part why my dwelling has walls.

Social platforms just don't seem to grasp that parts of our lives are private and that just because I'd like to share something, does not mean I want to share everything.

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Anonymous Coward

I am told that

There are adult interest websites out there with google+ and facebook like buttons in them.

Could one claim an accidental click that exposed your browsing habits was due to a rogue app.

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Anonymous Coward

So that's why the Playbook doesn't have BBM! Perhaps it was well named afterall...

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Anonymous Coward

Too bad RIM changed its name to BlackBerry. They could have introduced a tablet called the RIM Job with Pr0n sharing on by default.

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It's as if a million voices cried out in terror and then the updates went silent...

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It's not the pr0n

It's the cat videos that I'm ashamed off...

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Devil

I got your porn right here.

I wouldn't mind it sending out what porn I was watching. Ask me and I'll key you into some excellent stuff (for me that's straight, no chains, no pain just old fashioned swingin' from the ceiling fan).

I don't want it sending out: " Mach is talking to the HR department of the competitor"

Or "Mach has set up a new search on Monster.com"

After the porn browsing, a boss might start trying to find a replacement for me if I was also looking at new job opportunities.

RIM has killed their chances of ever having me use one of their devices. If "sharing" is embedded in their OS, they can go and get stuffed.

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