Check Your Facebook

This is a repost from Facebook yesterday, for those of you that might have missed it.

Good morning internet. How was your weekend? Mine was great, thanks for asking!

Last week Facebook updated their privacy settings again. I would bet that most of you just clicked through and ignored them like you usually do.

You shouldn’t have done that.

If you’ve never modified your privacy settings before, congratulations! All of your profile information is now 100% open to the public, completely searchable by sites like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Exciting stuff, right?

Wait? What? You don’t want your information to be public? Now would be a great time to click the settings link in the top right hand corner of your screen and choose the option called Privacy Settings. It’s going to take a few minutes and you can even preview your public profile to tune it just right. And you can change the privacy settings on your photo galleries while you are there too. Good times! Finally, when you are doing this, you can even preview your public profile so you can really fine tune the settings.

Now, before anyone gets all crazy over this, just relax. Facebook isn’t **automatically** indexing your information on Google or the other search sites, they are just making your information publicly available so that the search sites (among others. Google your name to see more) will be able to **see** your profile. It’s really not that big of a deal and definitely isn’t something that requires ALL CAPITAL LETTERS AND MAKE SURE YOU REPOST THIS ON YOUR PROFILE FACEBOOK IS A BIG EVIL MONSTER GAAAAHHHHHH! Back in the shop we call that F.U.D. And nobody likes that.

Have a great week! It was nice to see you again. We should get together to do this again soon.

Don’t be a stranger.


By Don

Lead bottle washer at, host at and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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