Category: Social Networking Sites

What’s at Stake With Facebook is Not Privacy or Publicity But Informed Consent and Choice

If you're still thinking about Facebook and privacy (and if you're not you should be) these are some must read articles. Baym at Online Fandom has a recent post titled Why, despite myself, I am not leaving Facebook. Yet. It addresses some criticism of the criticisms of Facebook in her book including Twitter’s public, where’s … Continue reading What’s at Stake With Facebook is Not Privacy or Publicity But Informed Consent and Choice

Facebook Community Pages vs Official Pages and Your Library or Business

I have paid very little attention to Facebook's connections and the community pages it creates until yesterday. Yesterday I took a closer look at connections and my profile page.  Now like many libraries my library has a Facebook page it looks like this. I kept the library in my work history when I click on … Continue reading Facebook Community Pages vs Official Pages and Your Library or Business

Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook’s New Instant Personalization – Yes You Have to Opt Out

Facebook does it again! I see this when I check my page today. Connect with your friends on your favorite websites. Sounds great. Sounds suspicious. So like a good little librarian I click on the link at the bottom Learn More with "Understand Your Privacy" in small type beneath it. Which takes me to a … Continue reading Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook’s New Instant Personalization – Yes You Have to Opt Out

Employers You Don’t Have a Facebook Problem You Have an Employee Problem

I hear questions like these a lot at conferences - How do I stop my employees from wasting time on Facebook? or What do I do with an employee who is spending too much time on Facebook? My responds is always the same - You don't have a Facebook problem you have an employee problem.  What … Continue reading Employers You Don’t Have a Facebook Problem You Have an Employee Problem

Dear Facebook, I Would Like My Illusion* of Privacy Back, K, Thanks

When Facebook "upgraded" or "simplified" its privacy settings they removed the ability to turn off your recent activity feed (this was one update ago. I think).  Now everything you do posts to your wall and the news feed. You can not opt out. If you don't like it Facebook says you're welcome to use the … Continue reading Dear Facebook, I Would Like My Illusion* of Privacy Back, K, Thanks

Don’t Miss These Twitter and Facebook Guides from Mashable

Whether you are teaching a class, helping a friend or just looking for information for yourself these guides from Mashable are a great resource. The Facebook Guide topics include: Facebook 101: The Basics Managing Your Facebook Wall Using Facebook for Business How to become a fan of Mashable Using Facebook Applications Facebook 305:Advanced Topics Twitter … Continue reading Don’t Miss These Twitter and Facebook Guides from Mashable