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Dec 17 2010
These days it seems like everyone has a Facebook. Your entire life is just one click away from the rest of the world seeing it. You have to protect yourself and your privacy online. Luckily Facebook provides many privacy options for their users. Below, I have listed many of these privacy options for you.
The easiest way to control who can see your Facebook is by setting your profile to private. To find the privacy settings look in the upper right hand corner of the page under settings.
These days their are a lot of crazy people out there. If it’s not necessary to have your E-mail on your profile then it’s not worth it. Not only that, but making your E-mail so public opens you up to more spam.
It may seem harmless, but entering your street address to your profile, even if your account is private can be dangerous. Besides, it’s unnecessary and a classic example of T.M.I.
Most people use social media as a way to connect and share their lives with friends. So why not limit the viewers of your profile to just friends? Friends lists even allow you to organize your friends into certain groups. For example you can have a group for ‘friends’, ‘family’, and ‘professional’.
Have you ever Googled yourself? It’s kind of entertaining, until you realize your not the only one with access to that information about yourself. Under privacy settings on Facebook you can unclick a box in ‘Public Search Engines’ and it will take the link to your profile off Google. You can also remove your name from Facebook searches.
Everyone goes a little crazy sometimes, but not everyone can afford to have that posted online. Go to your privacy settings and and modify ‘Photos Tagged of You’ to adjust the settings. If you want you can even set yourself as the only one who can tag pictures of yourself.
While this must be done on an album by album basis it’s very easy and helps you further keep your life to yourself. Setting your photo albums to ‘Friends Only’.
Normally people don’t think of keeping contact information and friends private. However, each piece of contact information can have it’s own privacy settings, including specific friend lists. Also under Settings you can find a section called ‘Friends’ and set the privacy to whatever is right for you.
Lets be honest, most people don’t really care what everyone else has to say. To control the people that post on your wall as well as the people who view your life through the Newsfeed go to ‘Settings’. Under the section ‘Wall Posts’ you can choose to disable your wall completely or pick groups of friends who can view it.
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