Default Settings: Facebook’s information philosophy — and default setting — is to share almost everything that you’ve included in your Facebook account. That means if you’ve never changed your privacy settings, your Facebook profile is shared with not only all your friends and groups, but also with everyone in every network you join.
That’s a lot of sharing.
Luckily, though, Facebook gives you options to limit that outlandish profile broadcasting. Here’s where to start reigning in your information.
Information Control Options: The good news is that unlike many social websites, Facebook provides their users with an arsenal of privacy control and settings.
When you sign into your Facebook profile, take a look at the upper right-hand corner of the page, and click on the “Privacy” link next to the “Logout” link:
In this page, you have control over:
- Information you share in your profile
- Information people see when they search for you
- Information on actions you take with other people
- Information available to others when you contact them
- Privacy controls for applications you’ve added to your account
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