Thursday, April 22, 2010

Let the hysteria begin! [Facebook]

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I had a preview of Facebook's new changes over a month ago, and my first reaction was "Users are going to freak out."

What precipitated this post was reading, How to Delete Facebook Applications (and Why You Should), over at RRW.

Privacy is a big deal to some. And for those that it is, I would say don't use social media. Period.

Social media is great for a lot of things. Privacy is not one of them.

In fact, social media is partly about exposing your private life.

The more public information a company can expose the more popular it's going to be to the masses.

Privacy policies will continue to open up and expose more and more information.

For me, this isn't a big deal. I don't care if you know where I live or what time I eat or my friends' names or my height, weight, job, blah-de-blah-blah.

Anything I don't want you to know, like my social security number, I don't put online.

Keep that in mind. If you don't want one person to know it, don't put it on a social network even if you set it to "private."
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