some more good news for privacy-loving facebook users. facebook announced new privacy controls for content shared through applications.
facebook has its reasons for encouraging users to share personal information. in fact, it makes sense for many people. however, a new popup is just one of the tactics the company is using to persuade users that cross the line from disingenuous to deceptive.
facebook’s privacy setting changes: my series on what they mean for users. this one is about hiding your friend list.
the privacy setting changes facebook was talking about have come to pass. first in a series of posts on the good, the bad and the ugly.
I showed you how to remove stupid stuff from facebook. kevin tells how to get it back when you realize it wasn’t really stupid after all.
a happy, healthy facebook stream is filled with stuff you want to see. like jack sprat and his spouse, however, our ideas of desirable content vary widely. the other day I explained how to access the setting to turn off notifications from applications you didn’t care about. getting rid of wall posts relating to those things is even easier.
you have the right not to receive urgent pleas from facebook friends for more ammo or a fast getaway car. here’s how to edit what notifications you receive.
users can edit and/or replace the text appearing in links posted to facebook
not the promised article about building the perfect online newsreader application. I got distracted by a couple of facebook applications that bring newsfeed and blog subscriptions to your facebook wall. bloggers take note – could be useful!
facebook announced today that testing was starting on testing new privacy settings (in addition to the new publish-to-everyone-not-just-your-friends feature). net net – it will be easier to control who sees what from your facebook account.