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Personal Data and Deleting Facebook Applications May 26, 2009

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How long can a facebook application store your personal data after you quit?

I’ve been wondering about this question for some time because if you quit and re-join an application, the application somehow remembers everything about you. This doesn’t seem to respect user privacy at all. I did a few searches to find the answer to my question, and found some answers at the Facebook Developers Wiki on Storable Information.

User data you receive from Facebook that you can store indefinitely:
uid User ID
nid Primary network ID
eid Event ID
gid Group ID
pid Photo ID
aid Photo album ID
flid friend list ID
listing_id Marketplace listing ID
page_id Facebook Page ID
proxied_email Placeholder email addresses for your users
notes_count Total number of notes written by the user
profile_update_time Time that the user’s profile was last updated

When you delete an application, Facebook tells you this “If you remove XXX application, it will no longer have access to your data and be removed from your profile, bookmarks, and Applications Page,” so why is there this contradiction? Why are applications permitted to store user’s personal data indefinitely, while we are told the application will no longer have access to our data?

Indefinitely is a long time. 😦


New Pet Society Items – May 24th May 25, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Pet Society Girl @ 12:54 am
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Pet Society just released it’s new weekly items. I liked the clothing. There’s a cute new dodou halter top, a race car driver outfit and a Korean Hanbok outfit. I also ended up buying a dragon boat bench from the luxury store to decorate my rooftop setting.

I wasn’t much interested in any of the other items, which will make saving much easier for next week.

Here’s a screencap of the dragon boat bench and the Momo wearing the new halter top.


How to Stop Pet Society Notification Spam May 24, 2009

One of the most irritating things about playing Pet Society is that whenever you perform actions with your pet, you can send out spam notifications that are beyond your control.  For instance, if your pet visits your friend’s pet to give them a hug, then Pet Society sends a notification without your permission through facebook notifications to your friend about your action.  Likewise, you send out Pet Society notification messages for running races in the stadium.  Since visiting friends and running races are two of the most basic ways of earning coins, this ensures that you spam your friends on a daily basis with irritating, mind-numbing notifications.

Back in October I asked whether these notifications could be stopped, but was told that the only way to stop the notifications was for my friends to block them from their end through facebook.  This is a really awful solution, which was making me feel like quitting the game rather than be a spammer.  We should be in control of what notifications we send out, if any!  I would prefer none at all.

Here’s my solution to the Pet Society spam notification problem. If you always choose “fight” when you visit your friends, then they won’t get any spam from your actions.  A friend and I figured this out and tested it.  It’s a great solution, and even though you may feel mean for “fighting” with your friend’s pets, at least you aren’t spamming them.  Not spamming is the mark of a true friend.  I also only run races with two friends that have all notification from Pet Society blocked under their facebook notifications settings.  That way I don’t send out any Pet Society spam notifications at all (or at least none that I’m aware of!).

Hope this helps if you’re facing the same problem!


Also, a note about the Pet Society Photo Album. I haven’t used it because I don’t feel comfortable making an album for my fake pet photos for all my real life friends and family to see. I’ve heard that using the camera and album features also result in spam notifications from Pet Society to all your facebook friends every time you add a photo. Your album can also end up in the facebook “highlights” section, which could be supremely embarrassing. I’m not sure if there’s a solution to prevent these notification from being sent, and I can’t think of any ideas to stop them.

For now, I’ll continue to use print screen to take screencaps of my pet. I think it would be really great if Playfish added an option to take snaps and download them directly to my harddrive. That way players wouldn’t have to worry about the facebook pet society album middle man and the related notification spam issue.


New Mystery Items – May 22nd May 23, 2009

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There were new mystery items released in Pet Society yesterday.  I found the two items from the expensive gold boxes quite easily.  The new expensive mystery box items were a pink bubble chair (with the same design as the blue bubble chair introduced in last week’s gold mystery box) and an “ornate framed folding screen.” The bubble chairs are cute, but I’m not sure what to do with them.  Likewise, I’m not sure what to do with the screen.  The screen matches the “ornate framed bed” and “ornate bedside table,” but it’s too big to fit in my pet’s bedroom and won’t go behind any other items.

I had more trouble (as usual) finding the mystery item in the purple mystery box, but I found it this morning after sifting through a bunch of ugly arm bands.  The new item in the purple mystery box is a “rattle drum deco.”  I have no idea what it is for really.  The pet can’t interact with it, so as the “deco” implies, it’s just for decoration.  It’ll probably just stay stored in my chest.

Here’s a picture of the three new mystery items:



Stadium Sightings of New Pet Society Clothes May 22nd May 22, 2009

Here are some of the new sighting of future pet society clothing selections from the stadium preview:

new shirt:

New hat:

New spikey crown:


New apron:


New helmet:

New dress:

gladiator costume



Pet Society Cafe Update

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At long last, there’s an update to the Pet Society cafe!  Check out the new blended coffee and blended juice.


New Mystery Items – May 18th May 21, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Pet Society Girl @ 4:39 pm
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The new mystery items introduced Monday include a bear mask and caffettiera.  I never drink coffee, so I gifted the caffettiera to my husband who loves it.  Then I opened another expensive/gold mystery box and ended up with another.  The item in the blue mystery box is a surf board (just like last week), and I’m not remotely interested in that, so I won’t bother searching it out.

Here’s a pic of Momo in her bear mask using her caffettiera.


The caffetiera looks nearly the same as my husband’s, only the Pet Society version is abnormally large: