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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Some people think of it as the dark side of using social media: potential oversharing. Things can indeed get dark, if we get so fixated on the darkness that we can’t see or learn about the alternatives. Better to get informed and act on that information! Mashable does a great job of showing how oversharing [...]
This week Facebook starts rolling out* a new level of control users have over their profiles and privacy. Among a number of positive changes are: the ability to approve any photo or post you’re tagged in before it’s visible to others on your profile; the ability to approve or not any tag someone tries to [...]
This should not come as a big surprise, given teens’ job (to distance themselves from us and grow up), but parents should know that friending their kids on FB is not fail-proof.
“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.