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Facebook & Privacy 2010

Facebook & Privacy 2010



a presentation about social media, privacy & digital identity, focusing on facebook. January 2010 prior to Facebook interface changes (2/2010) by robin fay, georgiawebgurl@gmail.com

a presentation about social media, privacy & digital identity, focusing on facebook. January 2010 prior to Facebook interface changes (2/2010) by robin fay, georgiawebgurl@gmail.com



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    • Robin Fay, robinfay.net January 2010 Find me at robinfay.net, facebook, twitter, linkedin, blogger, slideshare, etc. Aka georgiawebgurl I blog at http://contentdivergent.blogspot.com
      • Uses of facebook
      • Privacy issues/concerns/control
      • Your digital identity
      • Netiquette for social media
      • Everything available at
      Robin Fay, robinfay.net October 2009 http://del.icio.us/georgiawebgurl/facebook_presentation
      • Uses of facebook
        • PR (Groups, Fan pages)
        • Share links
        • Blog
        • Discussion groups
        • Email / IM
        • Read blogs /get news
        • Network /recruit/ headhunt
        • Play games
        • Learn
        • Genealogy
        • Organize events
        • Create a digital identity
        • Share photos/video (image gallery)
      Robin Fay, robinfay.net October 2009
    • Robin Fay, robinfay.net October 2009 Viral marketing!
    • Robin Fay, robinfay.net October 2009
      • Facebook is the no. 1 website for college students.
      • 300 million users.
      • How Universities are using Facebook
      • Career services: help alumni / students find jobs
      • Student services / groups
      • Fundraising
      • Alumni relations
      • Student recruitment
      • IM/Contact info
      • Outreach & PR
      • Faculty “office hours” via Facebook
      Robin Fay, robinfay.net October 2009
    • Robin Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10
    • Robin Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10
      • Unfortunately Facebook is also used:
        • As a screening device (in employment, among others)
        • To harass and bully others
        • To Spam
        • As a employment tool (firing over inappropriate conduct, etc.)
        • As a way to spy
        • Even insurance companies are using Facebook.
      Robin Fay, robinfay.net October 2009
      • In short:
      • You (and we as a University) should be using social media.
      • However, we need to be smart about how we use it.
      • Remember, if you do not build your digital identity, someone else (or someone with the same name) will build one for you.
      • Not having a digital identity is not the answer. If you are in higher ed, or a member of the IT profession, you should have a professional digital identity online.
      • Your digital identity = YOUR BRAND.
      • Smart uses of social media:
        • Read the TOS and Privacy statements. Yes, they are boring and confusing… .and they sometimes change.
        • Always doublecheck preferences or options in any social media site.
        • Think about the information you give away. Use a “throwaway” email address if possible.
        • Don’t make your private life public (unless that is your goal). Be aware of social networking etiquette.
        • ..and always be aware of UGA Computer usage policies.
      • You can control who some of the information that others see about you; however, I decided if I didn't want people to read my feeds, then I shouldn't "friend" them. I use this rule for other social media sites, too.
      • I keep part of profile public, so that those I meet at conferences or events can find me.
      • I don't 'friend' anyone I supervise or any students from one of my workshops/presentations, but if they friend me, I accept the friendship.
      Robn Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10
      • I do think about what I write and if I wouldn't say it in public, it doesn't go on Facebook.
      • I don't friend (or accept friend requests) from strangers unless they have a very good reason (which they explain) for friending me.
      • I mostly watch my language. If I don't want my mom to read it (and she does), then it doesn't go on Facebook.
      • Only a few people can see my family photos and some notes. Everyone can see my artwork, blog posts, the majority of my notes.
      Robn Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10
      • I do not post any photos or video of my family without permission. I expect them to do the same.
      • I use Facebook for networking, promotional, and professional development. I push out technology posts and art updates. I follow several colleagues and artists who send me wonderful links and readings through facebook.
      • I don't spy using facebook.
      Robn Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10
      • I accept that my family, friends & colleagues use Facebook and unless they post something really inappropriate (like they were going to bring a gun to work tomorrow or they enjoy stealing from the company), then I wouldn't call them out on it. I may not agree with their politics or personal beliefs or work habits, but I understand that we are all human and have the right to our thoughts. It is really about respect. However, if I discovered that anyone I knew were abusing the internet (regardless of website), then I would question that.
      Robn Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10
      • I use it in place of email for almost all non-official email. If I need to archive or I need the email to represent me in an official capacity, then I use an "official" email address.
      • I don't let it interfere with my work, be it at home or here at work.
      • I turn off the services I don't use in Facebook, like IM. Sorry, message or email me instead.
      • Remember if it is on the WORLD wide web, it’s out there somewhere.
      Robn Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10
    • Update your settings as needed. Everyone now means = on the web NOT on facebook http://www.facebook.com
    • Decide how much info is ok for your profile and who can see it.
    • Use Facebook appropriately.
      • Page:
        • Pages represent a public figure, artist, brand, business or organization and are generally not a discussion oriented. 
      • Group:
        • Groups can be created by any user and are for shared discussions, generally on a specific topic or interest.
      • Causes:
        • Causes represent advocacy groups and/or online campaigns used to raise money, raise awareness, etc.
      • Events:
        • Events are generally one-time happenings such as parties, gatherings, etc.
      • Profiles:
        • Individual personal space.
      • Most importantly:
      • Cultivate and protect your digi-cred
        • Turn off FriendFeed in facebook
        • Create lists of users
        • Doublecheck your application settings – you need to do this every time you take a quiz or add an application!
      • Google yourself and cultivate your web presence. Remember, you are your brand.
      • Use digital identity services like claimID and openID.
      • Do own your domain namesake (if that is important to you).
      Robn Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10
    • Robin Fay, robinfay.net October 2009
      • Social media is an amazing tool, but it brings together all aspects of our lives in one spot. Considering that, use it effectively, yet don’t be afraid to use it.
      • Just be safe.
      • I’ll go through settings and show you my application and privacy settings.
      • All materials available at http://www.robinfay.net/site/presentations/
      Robn Fay, robinfau.net, 2009/10