Sunday, June 27, 2010

For those on Facebook...

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I love Facebook as much as the next person, but be safe and secure! Here's something you may not know:

Log in to your Facebook account and go to the top right hand corner "Account". Click "Edit Friends". It'll take you to your friends list. In the left hand column click "PhoneBook". Everyone's phone numbers are listed.

CHANGE THAT if you value your privacy.

Your phone number is there for the world to see. Go to your privacy settings and set your phone number and address to "only me" unless you want everyone to have it.


That is your public service announcement for the week.

You're welcome. :)

28 comments:

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Going now. Thank you.

Aubrie said...

Good advice!

Liza said...

Thank you, went to FB, followed your steps, could not find "Only me" as on option??

Jennifer Shirk said...

Liza: Under "account" go to "privacy" settings then
click on "customize settings"
then you'll see a list of things you share.
Next to what you want to keep private you can click and scroll to "only me" there.
Any other questions, let me know. :)

Amy DeTrempe said...

Thanks for the tip. I think I took care of my privacy settings but I don't remember doing anything with phonebook. I'll double check. That is certainly something I don't want to share.

Terri Tiffany said...

Will do! Thank you!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Thank you! Facebook does let that info out--yikes!

Sandy Shin said...

Thanks for this tip!

Karen Lange said...

Thank you! :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm off to check it right now! Thanks, Jennifer. :-)

patti said...

Wow! Thanks for a fun, informative, way cool blog.

Patti

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Jen said...

Great advice, I never know what's being shown and what isn't! I'll check this evening to make sure nothing personal is being shared with America!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks for this, Jennifer. I put only my kids and agent to view it.

Kristi said...

Thanks for this...on my way to check mine NOW! ;-)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

wow! i didn't realize this. thanks for the tip!

CMOM Productions said...

Thanks for the info! I try to be very good about keeping my information, photos, & personal profile page private. :)

Palindrome said...

I don't even put my phone number on there. Just to be on the even safer side. FB is always changing things and it screws up privacy settings. Great tip!

Linda Kage said...

Yikes. I had no idea that was there. Thanks for the newsflash. And thank goodness I didn't give Facebook my phone number.

Mohamed Mughal said...

Great tips, especially considering how much we all use FB these days!
BTW, I just gave you a blogger award in my latest blog post. Congrats!

PatriciaW said...

Wow, thanks. Mine didn't show up, nor my son's, but I switched everything to "Only Me" except my email address.

Anita said...

I've heard a ton of Facebook horror stories, so I'm leaving it off the agenda for now. Thanks for the words of warning!

Julie Musil said...

WOW! I had no idea. Thankfully when I set up my account, I left my phone number out. I can't believe that! Thank you.

patti said...

Did it! thanks!!!

Bossy Betty said...

Whoa! I had no idea! Thanks!

colbymarshall said...

Yike! Thanks for the advice!

Dawn Simon said...

Ooh, nice tip. Thanks, Jennifer!

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