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.
I have just finished updating two old posts about using friend lists in facebook and how to change the application’s default privacy settings so you stay in control of what other people see about you. the readers digest version: create friend lists. especially if you have a lot of friends and multiple contexts (school, family,
a love letter to slate.com. deep thinking and the grateful dead, too!
we have seen oversharing can be harmful to one’s career aspirations or even lead to arrest. it behooves you to learn about and use available tools and settings so you stay in charge of what various people in your life see about you. as one historical figure notes:
“so long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.” – marquis de sade
I posted about getting Facebook under control in response to the torrent of complaints that followed the service’s recent makeover. In my life, however, managing Twitter is is a much bigger issue. A Mashable post last December identified some useful tweak and tricks for managing the Twitter stream. I link to that and add a few; more to follow.
A recent Hubspot blog post asserts that using numbers or underscores in a Twitter user name can be harmful to one’s follower count. But is there another reason why @JoeSmith rates higher than @JoeSmith666?