FB's New Privacy Settings


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Presentation covering some of the main early 2010 changes in Facebook's privacy settings

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  • A portal for social networking Allows users to: Connect and interact with family/friends online Share photos, links, and videos Email and Instant Message with other FB usders Join online community organizations and interest groups
  • New requests, messages, and notifications News Feed, Messages, and other core features Games and your bookmarked apps Links to Chat with your online friends News Feed -- Top News vs. Most Recent Linkds to important account settings, the Help Center, and more Reminders for birthdays and events Facebook Chat
  • Home, Profile, Friends, Inbox Profile pictures Wall Information Friends Info Tab Photos Tab Ads Chat
  • Taken regional networks away…. Customizable allowance Profile Info -- Show “Preview Profile” Contact Info -- Phone Numbers, etc Show Profile Preview [who vs. who???] .
  • Current City -- via Info Tab Gender -- via info Tab Friend List -- Friend box Fan Pages -- always can be seen now Search privacy settings
  • Even your when your friends use applications and websites
  • FB's New Privacy Settings

    1. 1. The Inside Scoop: Privacy Settings in Facebook Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time Hopewell Branch Library, MCLS [email_address]
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Quickie Overviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: Social Networking Resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anatomy of a Profile & Home Page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overview of Changes in Privacy Features </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on </li></ul>
    3. 3. Facebook (FB ) is . . . <ul><li>A portal for social networking that allows users to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect and interact with family/friends online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share photos, links, and videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email and Instant Message with other FB users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join online community organizations and interest groups </li></ul></ul>Image: 'Jump on the social media bandwagon' www.flickr.com/photos/73532212@N00/2945559128
    4. 4. Anatomy of the Home Page
    5. 5. Anatomy of a Profile Page
    6. 6. Overview: Privacy Changes <ul><li>Friend List is always visible to you and your friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>However you, can deselect showing Friend List to “everyone.” </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Overview: Privacy Changes <ul><li>No longer control who sees when you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>add a new friend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>become a “fan” of a page, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comment on or like a friend’s status, note, photo, video, or link.** </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delete each comment/activity individually from your profile page. </li></ul>**You can still stop certain kinds of notifications from appearing as Recent Activity on your wall news feed via Application Settings.
    8. 8. <ul><li>Three basic levels of privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends of Friends, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone </li></ul></ul>Overview: Privacy Changes
    9. 9. <ul><li>Set of publicly available information to everyone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>including for Facebook-enhanced applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name, Profile Picture,Current City, Gender, Networks, Friend List, Fan Pages** </li></ul></ul>Overview: Privacy Changes <ul><ul><li>**Some of this can be altered via privacy settings </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Control who can see your individual posts [status updates, photos, etc.] </li></ul>Overview: Privacy Changes
    11. 11. Not a Change, Still Important <ul><li>Applications & Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What your friends can share about you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Control what your friends can share about you when THEY use applications and websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anna recommends unchecking everything </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See accompanying PowerPoint Handout </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Select “No One” Select “No One” (Scroll down to select from pull-down menu) Not a Change; Still Important