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Facebook privacy settings – over time

If you have a Facebook account and haven’t been following their privacy changes, you should.

The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook – a great graph that shows how much of your profile is public from 2005-2010 (http://bit.ly/94EIIr)

Click on the years, shown on the right, to see the difference.

And here’s a great article by Jeff Jarvis that I think hits the nail on the head as to the difference between “A public”, and “THE public”.

http://www.buzzmachine.com/2010/05/08/confusing-a-public-with-the-public/

We want to share ourselves with the public, but we want to choose who that public is. This is what is being taken away by Facebook.

IF you haven’t already done so, you should review your personal information on Facebook and remove anything you are not comfortable for everyone on the Internet to know about you.

 
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