Facebook is a fantastic site but last week they went from been a closed social network to a more open one.
What the heck does that mean? Well Facebook has started to allow non-Facebook users and search engines such as Google to see parts of your profile!
Luckily this can be easily fixed:
- Log into face book and then click on the “_privacy_” link in the top right hand corner
- Then click on the “_Edit Settings_” link in the “_Search_” section.
- In the middle of the page find the section that reads “_Who can find my public search listing outside of Facebook?_” and uncheck the two boxes.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Save” button.
This will stop non-Facebook users and search engines from seeing your profile.
Now I sure you are happy to comment on your love life to your friends but do you want the whole world to know?
Most likely not; so whilst you are at it you might want to edit the settings for the “_Profile_” section on the “_privacy_” page. This controls who can see what on your profile page.
I’d suggest that you set all the options to “_Only my friends_” but you can be more open then that if you want :)
See you on Facebook…