DO YOU KNOW THAT the default friend feed settings on Facebook is “full on stalker mode”? Are you sick of receiving invitations, gifts, pokes, etc. from other people (especially complete strangers)? See Happy Slip’s Facebook Fever parody below:
THERE ARE SEVEN THINGS that users like you and I can turn off (or on again) in Facebook:
- Privacy > Profile: Control who can see your profile and personal information.
- Privacy > Search: Control who can search for you, and how you can be contacted.
- Privacy > News Feed and Wall: Control what stories about you get published to your profile and to your friends’ News Feeds.
- Privacy > Block People: Block specific people (e.g. stalkers) from being able to find you ina Facebook search, see your profile, or interact with you through Facebook channels.
- Privacy > General Settings for Applications: Control what information is available to applications you use on Facebook.
- Wall Settings for an Application (e.g. Groups): Allow or disallow an app to publish stories automatically on your wall.
- Profile Settings for an Application (e.g. Groups): Allow only certain people to view specific groups you join on your profile.
Which ones do you turn on/off? What do you think are the pros and cons of turning on/off these settings?
(See also: Mari Smith’s “10 Ways to Stay Safe on Facebook“.)
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