Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy

With all the rainy weather and the addition of 30 more computers in the library, I have been seeing a LOT of folks on Facebook. I found this really great post about Facebook security and thought I would share. Please read the entire post for 'Great tips and How to' (it even includes pictures!).

Facebooks facts:

  • 300 million active users
  • Each user has an average of 130 friends
  • 2 billion+ photos uploaded each month
  • 70% of users try applications (games, quizzes, etc.)

Here is a quick 10 list of things you can (and cannot) do to safeguard your Facebook privacy. (Facebook Security shows step by step how to do each item)

  1. Organize Friends in Lists
  2. Customize Profile Privacy
  3. Set Facebook Privacy Level of Photo Albums
  4. Restrict Search Visibility
  5. Control Automatic Wall Posts and News Feed Updates
  6. Set Facebook Wall Privacy
  7. Avoid Appearing in Advertisements
  8. Protect Yourself from Friends' Applications
  9. Privacy from Your Applications
  10. Quitting Facebook? Delete, Don't Just De-Activate Your Account

I hope this list makes you think and gets you to read the article. It will give you a better understanding and insight into Facebook's privacy.

If you have ideas for future topics, questions or concerns please tell us in the comments!

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