Be Careful on Facebook

As many of my readers know I'm on Facebook. For the most part I think Facebook is a great tool to connect with people. As I pointed out in my post The Evils of Facebook it can also be very time consuming and has numerous way to distract people.

People also need to be very careful what they do and put on Facebook too. It's also very important to understand how Facebook works and its privacy settings. For example many people don't realize that other people can tag them in photos. When a person is tagged in photo all of the person's friends can see that photo. I believe this is the default setting.

Earlier this year my mother posted and tagged a photo of me holding my niece on Christmas morning. At the time my Facebook settings allowed all of my "friends" to see tagged photos of me. I was little upset because I did not want my hundreds of Facebook Friends too see what I looked like first thing in the morning after only a few hours of sleep.

I've since changed my Facebook settings so that I am the only person who can see tagged photos of myself. I can't control what other people add to their Facebook accounts. I now do have some control who get to see photos of me though.

Do you understand and have control over your Facebook settings?

2 Comments

  • azuka

    Reply Reply January 2, 2010

    very powerful information you have here thanks.

  • Gail.

    Reply Reply January 15, 2013

    I think people should be aware of who they are adding too, I get a kick of people who have over 500 people on their list, i mean really do you even know these people?? its ridiculous, i added someone from school 2 years ago thinking ok this person is harmless he went to my school, WRONG, its has been a nightmare for me & knowing what he does on facebook.. i tried reporting him a few times but no avail, facebook does absolutely nothing about these types of people.. its sad to me that in today’s society we need to always be on the look out.. people stop adding people you do not know, they can hack you & everything else, steal from you.. its terrible. I have lost a lot of faith in people because of this one individual that i made the mistake of adding..

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