Social Media and Privacy


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There is a balance between connecting, sharing, and protecting your privacy on Social Media sites. These sites often make it difficult to know exactly what you share with others and how to create private conversations within a specific group of people. This workshop will help individuals learn what privacy means to a variety of social media sites like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter and will demonstrate how to change these settings and to monitor your library's as well as your own personal online reputation.

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Social Media and Privacy

  1. Presenter: Diana Silveira, Novare Library Services
  2. Today’s Goals• Learn what privacy means to a variety of social media sites• Learn how to change these settings• Learn to monitor your library’s & your own online reputation.
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  4. Golden Rules Don’t publish what you don’t want others to know. There is no true “Privacy” on the web.
  5. When you shareinformation with others, they can also choose to make it public.
  6. Always PublicName This helps your friends and family find you. If you are uncomfortable sharing your real name, you can always deactivateor delete your account.Profile Pictures This helps your friends and family recognize you. If you are uncomfortable making your profile picture public, you can always delete it by hovering over your photo and clicking "Change Picture."Network This helps you see whom you will be sharing information with before you choose "Friends and Networks" as a custom audience. If you are uncomfortable making your network public, you can leave the network.Username and User ID These allow you to give out a custom link to your profile or Page, receive email at your Facebook email address, and help make Facebook Platform possible. Learn more.
  7. What we optionally shareStatusPhotosCommentsOur “Likes”Our Friends
  8. Status and Picture Settings “As a general rule, you should assume that if you do not see a sharing icon, the information will be publicly available.” Default is “Public” Your lists
  9. Who is accessing your info?Tip: You can remove certain permissions without removing entire app
  10. What does your profile look like toothers?
  11. TimelineTake some time to review your timelineDelete the embarrassing, awkward and other moments you want to forget.
  12. Oops! Who was caughtCookies - tracking when not logged into FacebookProfiles for nonmembersDeleting from view - but not really deleting
  13. Twitter “Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide to us isinformation you are asking us to make public.” Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated
  14. What does this include?Messages you TweetMetadata provided with Tweets,Lists you create,People you followTweets you mark as favorites or Retweet and many other bits of information.Tweets are searchable by many search enginesDelivered via SMS and our APIs to a wide range of users and services. Think this is obvious – check out or
  15. Google+ Default is public
  16. Google Privacy PolicyIn order to use Google+, you need to have a public Google Profilevisible to the world, which at a minimum includes the name you chosefor the profile. That name will be used across Google servicesand in some cases it may replace another name you’ve usedwhen sharing content under your Google Account. We maydisplay your Google Profile identity to people who have your emailaddress or other identifying information.Posts and other content shared by or with you - such as photos of you- may be visible on your profile to those with whom that content hasbeen shared. You can use the profile editor to see how your profileappears to particular individuals.
  17. Not without its own controversiesGoogle+ and Google Search.Online Identity VerificationAnti-trust issues
  18. Pinterest
  19. “A good reputation is more valuable than money.” - Publilius Syrus “A reputation for a thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment.” - Ernest Bramah
  20. Online ReputationGet onlineTake ownership of social media sitesThink before you postSecure your accountsKeep things privateGoogle Alerts ( Image from
  21. Fixing your reputationDeal with issue as soon as possibleAsk others to remove unwanted photos/informationPost often about yourself“Overwhelm” the negative Cartoon:
  22. “Big Data” and Privacy• Creating “Customer Profiles”• Make decisions on credit, loans, based upon where you shop
  23. Contact Me Diana Silveira Novare Library Services 877-816-9638