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Friday, May 28, 2010

Facebook - And Its Safety Controls

Any of you Herald readers use Facebook? Well, sign on right now and edit your security settings.

Facebook Settings
Facebook is the most popular website right now. But, its control settings are very complicated. There are settings for contact information (email, phone number, IM addresses, residing city), personal information (photo albums, birthdates, your wall posts), and searchings by whom.

Facebook History and Current Settings
Facebook was found in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg who is now the CEO of Facebook. He has been pushing its users to share more information on Facebook. Several times, past and present, users have complained that some new privacy features and settings that goes against their privacies. Many complaints have been sent in to Facebook and just Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg revealed a set of controls that is supposed to help people understand better about what they're shring online and who they're sharing with. He didn't apologize to Facebook users but he simplified the control settings. The simplified version of the settings are supposed to be easier to access and view.

Also, be sure to ask yourself if you really need to be using Facebook? As a student, do you really want to create a trail of your life now? Is it necessary?

By Lance and Irene

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