Facebook:Do you know who is watching you?

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…