Thursday, August 25, 2011

Who Wins the Social Network Privacy Race? YOU.

Notes by: Theresa Payton, Fortalice, LLC.
Taken from: WBTV's segment with Kristin Miranda, Protecting Your Cyberturf

It seems like everyone is vying for your online posts. Facebook wants you to post your life on their site. Google+ recently launched their service trying to do the same thing. It looks like the social networking wars might have a winner! You and your privacy options. WBTV’s Cyber Expert, Theresa Payton, tells us what’s coming next on Facebook.

Although Facebook has a Safety Board and they do listen to customer feedback, Facebook also seems to be taking notice of the fact that Google+ now has 25 million users and they offer more granular privacy settings than Facebook.

Several changes are being made to Facebook in the coming days, we have highlighted 3 of them for you:

1. Privacy Easier: Choosing who you share with is right next to your posts and information. In the past, you had to go to a dedicated privacy settings page.

2. Photos and tags: You can approve where or not you are tagged in photos or posts. You can even report someone if they seems to be harassing you via tagging.

3. Age Matters: If your child’s profile has the accurate birth year and it shows they are under 18, they will not be allowed to set a post to “Public”

For a detailed run down of all the changes that are coming, Facebook describes all of their new features in detail online at: .

If you are unfamiliar with how location tags work, Facebook describes location tags in detail at:

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