When I first heard the rumblings of employers requiring their applicants to provide their Facebook passwords, I thought surely this must be few and far between. I mean really. What is the motivation? What are they looking for – dirt on you that they can use against you? It’s such an utter invasion of privacy I was surprised that instead of the rumbling going quietly away, it grew louder as more and more companies began asking for passwords as well.
Facebook is always changing, whether we like it or not. As we all make the change over to the new Timeline kicking and screaming, this is a great time to go through your privacy settings and make adjustments as needed.
We’ve all seen bad behavior on Facebook. Most of the time, it’s from the younger set – kids who haven’t quite realized yet that anything they post online never really goes away, it’s always floating around in cyberspace somewhere. That they need to be very careful about what they post.
Facebook gets such a bad reputation for privacy and security issues because they implement new features without gaining permission from users, rather than giving us a chance to decide if a new feature is something we’re interested in.
Does the term “facial recognition” in terms of Facebook freak you out a little? If it does, you are so not alone. It gives me the heebie jeebies. Recently Facebook came out with this new feature that uses this sort of technology to automatically identify people in photos that are posted to Facebook, and then recommend other people that can be tagged.
What does your friend list look like on Facebook? If you are like most people, it’s getting too big and out-of-hand, and you’ve been concerned about it ever since you had to accept your mother-in-law’s friend request.
Starting a blog is like having an online journal. It’s a place to share musings, document milestones, or be a resource to others through regularly writing, often called posts. If you are a frequent reader of blogs and have thought of starting your own, take the leap! Here’s how to get started: Decide what to write about. Blogs range from the intensely personal ones that chronicle journeys in parenting and …
The immediate gratification that comes from uploading a photo from a camera phone is immeasurable. In just a matter of minutes friends and family all over the country, and even the world, can see your latest adventures when your picture is shared on services like Twitter and Facebook. But did you ever think about the fact that maybe you don’t want to broadcast your location via social networking tools? Every …