What is a Social Media Site?

These are relatively inexpensive and accessible to enable anyone (even private individuals) to publish or access information.

Industrial Media generally requires significant resources to publish information - Local Newspaper

Be aware of permanence - Do not put anything on Facebook that is unsafe for the front page of your local newspaper.


Why learn about the privacy tools?

1. Facebook only took 6 years to reach 400 million registered users.

2. Colleges and the workplace - http://www.eschoolnews.com/2009/05/12/colleges-scan-facebook-during-admissions/#

3. Simply being careful - Walking across the street, candy from a stranger

How to use the tools

*All ideas below from: http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-privacy-2009-02
Create a list for friends

Remove yourself from being searched

Google Search - Turn it off! - Apps and websites

Photos - Can be specific people only - Miss America scandal

Album sharing and NOT sharing - super tiny under the other settings

Relationship status

Don’t visit new applications via Facebook - Twitter, etc are okay if you set them up before

Keep content information private

Avoid embarrassing wall posts by others

See your friend list - under connecting on facebook for privacy settings

Other Resources:

Facebook safety page - https://www.facebook.com/help/?safety=educators

More on facebook Setting - http://blog.zonealarm.com/2011/03/how-to-navigate-facebook-settings.html?view=infographic