I don’t think it is any secret that I’m not a big fan of Facebook. Â I’ve had many, many people tell me I’m wrong, but none of them have made a compelling argument why I should change. Now, all I see everywhere are scary stories about privacy. Â The New York Times did a great job illustrating Facebook privacy information in their article on May 12th called Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options.
Now I’m not saying that people should abandon Facebook (although there is a lot of that going around), I will strongly caution people to really think before they post something. You have to assume people can find and see the information unless you are one of the 12 people in the world who actually understand all the privacy options on Facebook. And, that means you keep up with them as they seem to be changing all the time. Always be aware and watch what others post as well about you. There is no reason to mess up the brand that is YOU with something you thought was private!
(A great post on this can be found at Outspoken Media on “Zuckerberg, We Have a Problem”)