fb stand for facebook. And facebook has new privacy settings. It is important to think about it.
It is strange but I feel much more private on my blog site than on fb even though the entire world can find my blog theoretically. The reason: I cannot be found via my full name. Someone must know that I've a passion for yoga. Employers i.e. or new people that I get to know usually do not find me in the net. I also write in English, which is a barrier for many Germans. In the meantime I fear yogis in Munich know that I blog.
There are 2 main questions:
First: What do I want to show to whom?
Second: How to adjust fb privacy settings to my wishes?
Back to fb:
1. I decided I don't want to be found via google with my profile picture, my fb-friends and which groups I've joined. Now if someone googles me he/she can find out that I am on fb, that's all. I'd like to change this, too, but I don't know how. (Any help available?) Nobody needs to know that I am on facebook. It is possible to ask me.
2. Facebook has 34 million user. All these user can see my profile picture. This is OK. I know this and I can decide what I show and what not. Some users find that I am cute and want to be a friend with me. Why not. In the beginning I used facebook only as a communication tool for friends I know. But it has more possibilities. Why not to get to know new people. It can be very interesting.....
I wonder if I like that every fb-user can see my friends. I tend to be generous here. Why not. I am an open person. Neverhteless this is something I like to discuss. I also don't know how to change this and I'd like to know how to change this. This can be important during times when I write applications. Then I want to have as much control as possible over the information I give to others.
But I know that I do not want that everybody can see where I am a fan, which groups I've joined and so on. If someone wants to know this he/she must be a friend of mine. But I don't know how to change this setting. Help is appreciated.
I changed all the privacy settings to "friends only". Available is "friends of friends" and "everyone". Everyone can send me a message and everyone can add me as a friend and everyone can see my profile pictures and so far my friends and my groups (what I want to change, but I don't know how as already mentioned).
So far I haven't seen through all consequences. It is a topic to discuss.
Comments are appreciated.
And if someone knows how to hide my joined groups, please don't hesitate to tell me. Thanks.