Privacy, privacy, privacy. Do we have any with all these social media changes? It’s hard to keep your information personal without doing a lot of work. I think it’s worth the time if you are somewhat interested in privacy and truly only want to share information with your true friends.
Facebook Timeline is being rolled out during the next several weeks to all users. Instead of waiting for Facebook to decide your timeline, act today. You’ll have seven days to work on your Timeline and get it ready to be viewed by the public. While a lot of people are grumbling about this mandatory change, it is an easier way to look back at your old posts and see what was on your mind or what you did several years ago. You can find it with a click of the mouse. However, Timeline will take some adjusting. Click here to read about Facebook Timeline 101 and the key things you need to adjust.
Your activity log is a key area you’ll want to explore. It’s an easy way to hide things that you don’t want on your Timeline. Read more about your activity log here.
Once you get your timeline configured, make sure you check your privacy settings. Instead of going through each and every privacy tidbit, I am recommending you watch this extremely information tutorial from CNET. It’s worth the 3 minutes and you’ll learn a lot.
Ever wonder what your profile looks like to someone who is not a friend? In other words, ever wonder what information is public and what’s private? There’s a button next to your activity log that with a drop down box that says “View as.” Click that and you’ll be able to view your profile as the public sees it. This will really help you decide if your privacy settings are what you want them to be.
Want to make sure your phone number, which you need to provide to post photos from your phone, is not public? Watch the video.
There are dozens of great tidbits like that in this video courtesy of CNET. Invest 3 minutes. It’s worth your time if you care about privacy.
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Facebook Timeline 101