Showing posts with label Facebook Privacy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook Privacy. Show all posts

Friday, January 25, 2013

Singles of Facebook get ready for Graph Search

Facebook Graph Search is being rolled out to all users, single men and single women can definitely take advantage of this. There are many uses for Facebook Graph Search and one of them is to find single men and women in your area, current city or hometown. If you're single and ready to mingle here are some things you need to do, in order to show up on searches. With Graph Search Facebook has opened up the possibility of finding and meeting new people close to where you live. You can find people with similar interests, people who share the same interest and passions or simply find a date. If you already have Facebook Graph Search you can search for Facebooky Terms like this - single women who live in New York and are interested in men. You can also search for Single men who live in New York who are interested in women. Before Graph Search this was not possible Facebook with Graph Search have opened up the site to become a place where you can find a date, mate and maybe even a life partner. It's all about connecting people they say and here is a social networking site in all it's glory. Search can tend to become creepy but that does not mean you are going to get any results for the same. So if you're single and you want your profile to show up when people search for singles in your area this is what you need to do.

Find a date using FacebookHow to find a date, mate or life partner on Facebook
1. Login to Facebook.
2. Below your Timeline click on 'About'.
3. Beside 'Basic Info' click on 'edit'.
4. Beside 'Interested in' choose either 'Men' or 'Women'.
5. Click the globe icon and choose Public. This way it is set to public and people can find you on searches.
6. Beside 'relationship Status' choose 'Single' and use the globe icon to set it as public.
7. Click 'Save' and you're done.

if you do not want to be found on Facebook Graph Searches for these terms, follow the same steps but click on the Glob Icon and choose 'friends' or 'Only Me' or Custom and set your basic info and interested in to be only visible to you. Please leave a comment below with what you think about this.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How to set who can reply or comment on your public posts on Facebook

Facebook gives their users the ability to set who can reply to your public posts. This is good if you have a lot of subscribers and you want to share but you do not want your subscribes to be able to comment on your posts. In-fact this is a option being used by a couple of famous bloggers on Facebook. You can subscribe to them but cannot reply or comment on their posts. This can also be done with your friends and friends of friends. So when you update your Facebook status with a public post you can choose to have your friends comment on your posts. You can also allow friends of friends to be able to comment on your posts. These privacy options will need to be chosen by you and once set you can control who has the right or ability to reply or comment on your public posts.  If you choose public then anyone can comment on your posts - this will include public + subscribers.

Facebook commenting privacy options and how to set
1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on the drop-down arrow beside home found on the top right-hand corner.
3. Select Account Settings
4. Now click on Subscribers
5. Beside Subscriber Comment and Who can comment on your public posts: Public (including Subscribers) click on Edit.
6. You can now choose between Friends, Friends of Friends and Public (including Subscribers)
7. Choose the best option that suits you and then click on Save Changes
8. You're done.

This way you can choose who can comment on your public posts made on Facebook. If you want the visuals please check the video below.

Friday, March 23, 2012

What you need to do if an employer asks for your Facebook Password

Image Credit: PCWorld

There is a lot of disturbing news these days of employers and potential employers asked people to share the Facebook passwords. This according to Facebook is a violation of their privacy policies. It could also become discrimination wherever possible if someone does not get hired. This is because some people are a part of protected groups and the potential employer could open themselves to claims of discrimination if they do not hire that person. Erin Egan, Chief Privacy Officer, Policy also says that by asking for your password employers are violating your privacy rights and the privacy right of your friends.

Taking this one step further is Senator Richard Blumenthal who has promised to put a stop to privacy-invading employers who demand your password. Job Applicants' need to note that if your potential employer asks for your password, which is something personal and a violation of Facebook TOS. There is a whole set of legal terms that Facebook has laid out which can be found here. So the next time an employer asks you for your personal Facebook password - you might want to point them to this privacy information shared by Facebook. Facebook has promised legal action against companies asking employees and potential employees to share their Facebook passwords. So you have every right to protect and keep your password. So if you are ever asked for your Facebook password you can tell your employer or future employer that it is against Facebook's Terms Of Service and can invite a potential lawsuit by insisting. 
Read the official release by Facebook here

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How to adjust your Facebook Places privacy settings

You can now adjust your Facebook Places privacy settings. Which means you have the ability to check in the places and share you updates with either your friends everyone of just a select few. You also have the ability to allow others to tag you in Facebook places check in's or not allow them to do so. This is really important and means you need to do so immediately if you do not want to be bothered by some unwanted check-in later.

How to adjust your Facebook Places privacy settings.
1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on Account
3. Click on Privacy settings
4. Click on Customize Settings

5.  Click the "Friends Only" drop down icon to set your privacy to who can view your Facebokk Places check in updated. You can select everyone, friends of friends, friends only or customize. If you select 'Customize' you have further options to select, as seen in the image below.

Here you can choose to make you check in status updates to specific people or only me. You also have the option to hide your check in updates from certain people by typing in their names and then clicking save.

6. Beside the Include me in "People Here Now" after I check in. Has a check box with a tick mark. If you do not want others to be able to tag you in Facebook Places check-in's you will need to click on it and the tick mark goes off. Click on save and from hereafter your friends and others will not be able to tag you in Facebook Places check-in updates. 
7. click save and your done.

If anything has been missed out please leave a comment.

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