Facebook’s announcement about its latest privacy tweaks this week was a bit of a non-story. The site has been steadily improving users’ experience with privacy controls, making settings less complex and more on-the-spot, or as-you-post over several iterations. This week’s was just another such iteration. For example, a helpful little “privacy shortcut” that will shortly [...]
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“A Parents’ Guide to Facebook” is a primer to help anyone who works with young social media users, whether new to social networking or experienced Facebook users confused about all its privacy settings.
Surveys and headlines focused on parents’ concerns and how corporations and governments protect children don’t help the public’s understanding of youth protection in today’s media environment.
Facebook lets users 1) download all their content, past and present, and 2) create their own private “Groups” off the main site grid.
1993: In a famous New Yorker cartoon, a dog at a computer says to his canine buddy looking up from the floor, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” Fast-forward 13 years…. 2006: “On the Internet, EVERYBODY knows you’re a dog,” declares the subhead to a Michael Kinsley essay in which he wondered at [...]
Facebook has been known to make a few waves when it announces changes to privacy features, so it’s probably hoping that, now with more than 350 million users, the latest changes won’t make a tsunami. This week’s redesign, which has been in the works since last summer, is meant to both simplify things and give [...]
A small survey (“250 consumers”) found that, while a majority of social networkers are “afflicted by Web-borne security problems,” less than a third of them are doing anything about it, its press release said. The sample is small (more on that in a moment), but the results are suggestive of where social networkers run into [...]