facebook used to allow users to change the opening screen from the default “all friends” to a subset created as a friend list. that ability got lost in one of the remodelings the service did recently, and the new navigation makes it a pain to access your friend lists. there is still a way to open facebook to a friend list you choose. here’s how to do it in the chrome browser; I will update later today when I figure out how to do it on firefox.
some more good news for privacy-loving facebook users. facebook announced new privacy controls for content shared through applications.
you know it had to happen. back in december, a national retailer introduced an offer exclusively to fans on its facebook page. how is this different from what foursquare is doing? it’s not about where you are anymore.
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.
today mashable reports that the promised “pushed” privacy efforts are underway. that is to say, rather than waiting for users to go set their own privacy levels, the site is basically putting the options in front of users, offering recommendations, etc.
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.