A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Facebook Friends and Privacy

I've been getting posts on my Facebook wall from friends urging me to jump through a few odd hoops that they assure me will protect their privacy. The process isn't difficult, but it isn't accomplishing what they think. All they are effectively doing is asking all of their friends to stop receiving any of these friends' photographs, comments, etc.

The best thing you can do is make sure your privacy setting is set to "friends" or narrower. And make sure one's friends on Facebook do the same. Don't select "public" or "friends of friends" or your personal pictures and comments will go everywhere. Asking your friends not to receive your Facebook activity is only going to make you very lonely.

Check the article at SNOPES titled Facebook Privacy before you launch a privacy campaign with your Facebook friends.


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