Chapter 6. Preparing to Share Info

Get ready to ...

  • Get Your Privacy and Security Settings in Place

  • Meet Your Facebook Home Page

  • Review the Profile Everyone Sees.

  • Update Your Status

  • Delete a Status Update or Other Post

  • Add a Photo to Your Wall

  • Share a YouTube Video on Facebook

  • Post an Event to Your Wall.

On Facebook, there are three basic levels of privacy: Friends, Friends of Friends, and Everyone. You consistently hold the key to how much, or how little, information about yourself you allow to be accessed on the site. The personal information you choose to share is apart from the publicly available information — such as your name, profile picture, current city, gender, networks, friend list, and pages — that helps friends find and connect with you.

On Facebook, your privacy and security settings work as locks that control access to what's revealed about you, and to whom. In this chapter, I show you how to access and edit your privacy and security settings at any time. The idea behind these settings is to give you full control of your Facebook experience.

Use these settings so you don't have to worry about your personal information falling into the wrong hands — or having prying eyes access something about you that (for whatever reason) you don't want just anybody to know. You are in charge — and can filter who views your information to increase your feelings of security and privacy online.

Then, with your information secure, you can move on to the fun stuff! This chapter also shows you how ...

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