Archive for September, 2006

Facebook Privacy

September 26th, 2006 8:58am 1 comment

It’s been a while since my last post because I am busy and don’t have much time anymore, but I think it is very important to review some Facebook privacy settings with everyone now that it has been opened up to the world. That’s right. Now anyone can sign up with a Facebook and search for you, which is not good). Therefore, I recommend changing the following privacy settings:

On the main Facebook navigation on the left of the page, click the My Privacy button:

Only Allow High School and College Students to search for you

With Facebook open to EVERYONE, you don’t want random stalkers or parents searching for your name. By changing the following options, only those in High School networks and College Networks will find your profile if they type it into search (just like the old Facebook). This does not mean that these people could view your profile, but they will see that one exists and could look at your friends, message you or friend request you. We don’t want this – if some random 45 year old guy makes a Facebook profile, the last thing you want is him searching for your name. If you change these settings and he searches for “Kim Jones” no results will be found, but if College people or High School networks search, “Kim Jones” would be displayed in the results.

On the Privacy Page, look for this option, then click edit settings.

Stop the Annoying Stalker News Feed

Are you sick of seeing that your friend Bob Jones wrote on Mary’s wall? Who the hell is Mary and why do I care? Facebook’s news feed is very annoying and whenever you do anything on Facebook, it will notify all of your friends in the News Feed. You can disable this feed by changing the following options:

On the main Facebook navigation on the left of the page, click the My Privacy button:


This stuff helps. Remember to be smart on Facebook – anyone can see what you’re doing. Colleges have habits of making fake student email addresses, just so faculty can take a look at student profiles. If this scares you, You can further change your privacy settings to allow only friends to see your profile.

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