Facebook Privacy Tips

Facebook Privacy Tips

Facebook privacy has transformed from a hot topic (when it first became news) into a near daily discussion point in social media conversations. If you use Facebook, it is a very good idea for you to know how the privacy settings work and also how to conduct yourself online, in general, in order to protect yourself. The group over at The Best Computer Science Schools have put together this very inclusive infographic that covers all the major topics regarding Facebook privacy.

Facebook Privacy In A Nutshell

Don’t have time for all the information outlined in this amazing infographic? No problem. Here are the “top ten biggest Facebook privacy no-no’s” at a glance:

  • Never use clout.com or similar services if you want to maintain privacy.
  • Never publicly post that you are away for an extended period of time.
  • Never give too much info about your current whereabouts.
  • Never publish your full home address contact details anywhere online, including your Facebook profile.
  • Avoid posting photos of your children.
  • Never use apps that “want to post for you” if you have concerns.
  • Never post or tag photos of your friends doing “questionable” things.
  • Never post “insider information,” especially for publicly-traded companies.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know, especially if they have very few friends in their profile.
  • Avoid using short, simple passwords.

Wow! Now that is a list. Some of those are things I do or have done, but this caution makes me think twice about such things. I know it isn’t always easy to learn the best practices of online privacy, but I hope that this information inspires you to take a little bit better care of your (digital) self.

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The infographic below may be TMI for you, but if you can handle it you will be more than a couple steps ahead in the game of Facebook privacy.

Facebook Privacy Tips

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