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Monday, March 25, 2013

This was an article on the web yesterday and is well worth reading, along with the other article. I’m only posting this so people will understand how un-private it really is. It didn’t start out this way, but in my opinion, they have become too powerful.

In 2011, Congress started to work on new guidelines for online privacy.

Here is an article from Wikipedia

Tips to help control what others see and know

How to Lock Down Your Privacy Before Graph Search Strikes

I started a page when I had a business back in 2008. When I closed my business, I deactivated my account. However, until I read this article, I thought one could only “deactivate” an account. I had no idea one could delete an account because when one goes to the “help” section all it says is that you can only deactivate it.

Since I knew I could delete it, I still didn’t want all of my information on there, even though they still probably have it backed up on some server somewhere. There wasn’t anything bad, I just wanted it all gone before I deleted it. I spent about 2 hours deleting all my photos, un-friending everyone, going through my timeline and deleting all my comments, likes, etc. I had to log out, and log back in, a few times to make sure everything was gone. Things were still there, so I kept deleting until there was absolutely nothing on my timeline.

I know some people like the site, and use it in a friendly way, but just know that what you put out there anyone can grab unless you change your privacy and security. If you do decide to delete your account because you no longer use it, I would suggest to spend the time deleting everything before deleting your account. Below is the link to delete your account.

How to delete your account

Like or dislike, agree or disagree, with what I’ve posted my reasons for doing so was purely for your information and so you could make your own decision as to what to do.

Thank you for reading this and, if you have found it to be informative, please feel free to share this with your friends and family.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

1EMMA2011 3/31/2013 10:56AM

    Right on! FB is NOT your friend! I agree 100%!


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CANDOK1260 3/26/2013 2:24PM

    I am on facebook all the time but never put anything too personal on it but thank for sharing

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 3/25/2013 8:36PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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DBELLE39 3/25/2013 6:18PM

    Thanks for posting this info.

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    The only thing fb is good for is communicating with family and friends who are long distance. I prefer to talk to people on the phone or in person though. I have been thinking about deleting my fb for a long time. I hear some employers or people think you are some kind of anti-social person or "weird." People got by without a facebook before so why is it so weird not to have one know.

Anyway, thanks for sharing the info. It's important for people to be cautious. :)

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BARBIE176 3/25/2013 1:11PM

    Thanks for the information.

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BEFIT014 3/25/2013 12:00PM

    Ooh, I also read on Yahoo News that some prospective employers check you out on FB, to see what you're like outside of work. So if you didn't get that job and the reason isn't really clear...

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BEFIT014 3/25/2013 11:56AM

    I have a FB page but I can't remember the last time I used it. I watched a show on MSNBC a few weeks ago that discussed FB in particular. It was about cybercrimes and how many people post phone numbers & addresses on there. Long before I saw the show I was amazed that people could be so unknowing, for lack of a better word, about the dangers of doing that. Might as well post your address(which some do), ss# & credit card numbers, too! It doesn't take much for a savvy criminal to get to ya. And to post when you're going out of town? That's just begging to be robbed. My husbands niece has ALL her info posted, including pix & ages of her kids. STUPID! I need to go cancel/delete/deactivate my acct.
Yes, I know SP isn't private, either, but I don't post my personal info here, either.
You just have to be VERY careful about what you post on the net, in general.

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RFJSJ50 3/25/2013 11:20AM

    I decided Facebook wasn't for me after only a few weeks on it.

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