Friday, July 2, 2010

Have you heard of Openbook? Check Your Privacy Settings on Facebook

We've all read one too many articles about people updating their Facebook statuses and Twitter updates with way too much information (e.g. getting wasted, playing hookey from work, phone sex, booty calls - you get the gist!!!). In the past, I attributed these potentially harmful updates to people who simply made bad life decisions. I must admit, I had very little sympathy.

However, recently I've started to sympathize for people who are left in the dark and unaware of the changes in Facebook's privacy settings. Maybe it's not entirely their fault afterall? The privacy settings can be confusing, especially if you're not a seasoned Facebook user who eats, sleeps and breathes social media.

Openbook is a site that let's you search public Facebook updates using Facebook's own search service. Look at how many people are still publishing way too much information that can result in loss of a current job or future job!






Here are some helpful articles and tips to help you better understand the new privacy settings:

FOX NEWS
HUFFINGTON POST
READ WRITE WEB

Good luck!

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