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Facebook’s Privacy Settings (Infographic)

SocialTimes Facebook

Let’s face it: Most Facebook users just don’t understand the privacy options available to them, despite numerous initiatives  by the social network to address this issue. Facebook Infographics Intella privacy Privacy Settings safety security Vound Software

Twitter Revises Terms of Service, Privacy Policy

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Friday announced revisions to its terms of service  and privacy policy. The social network announced the changes via tweet (embedded below), and it offered more details in a support post : We've updated our Terms & Privacy Policy. In our terms of service, we’ve reorganized and simplified the structure, removing sections that are duplicative of the Twitter rules  and the privacy policy. In our privacy policy, we’ve added a section with information about our participation in the European Union-U.S. Privacy Shield program.

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment. The above chart shows how I integrate my eight most visited social networks in my life.

The Social/Anti-Social Network

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Online social networking continues to change and evolve. That is mind-blowing, impressive and not all that surprising when you consider how popular platforms like Twitter and Facebook are, and how people are looking for newer/cooler social networking experiences. Google + lets you be selectively social. In tinkering with Google + and listening to what some of the cool kids have to say about it online, it's very clear that the majority of people see Google + almost like an online social networking "do-over!" anti-social network.

Path's Privacy Problems Aren't Path's - They're Apple's

Stay N' Alive

The world is up in arms about how the mobile application Path, which I covered here as one of the next social networks to watch, has been sending users' phone directory data back to the service. Technology social ios loopt Apple Path iphone privacyI'd like to suggest that the problem isn't Path's though.

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Make Sure That Your Social Profiles Are Cleaned Up And Ready For The Coming Year When my sister and I were growing up, as soon as the weather started to be consistently warm, we'd spend a weekend helping our mom with "Spring Cleaning." Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

Facebook graph search and your privacy

Sherrilynne Starkie

Public information will come up in search queries so if you have content on Facebook that you don’t want the world to see it’s time to button down your privacy settings. This infographic from the people at Marketo illustrates how Graph Search affects users and gives advice on customizing privacy settings for better control. How Facebook Graph Search Affects Your Privacy infographic by Marketo. Related posts: Psychology of social networking. Women in social media. Facebook Graph Search Privacy Settings [INFOGRAPHIC]. Related articles.

Three Facts about Online Privacy

Engaging Brand

The next interview on The Engaging Brand podcast is about online privacy with Terence Craig - co author of Privacy and Big Data. Ahead of the show Terence has shared with us 3 facts about online privacy which we should all know. 1. Don’t assume that local laws will protect your privacyprivacy laws differ markedly and which laws that apply to your data is a guessing game.

Has Social Media Killed Off Privacy?

Laurel Papworth

The Social Web becomes the Intelligent Web. Online Communities social media social networks facial recognition online community privacy real world social network tom tomIt sits in the car now, stuck to the windscreen, giving me directions. I’ve thrown out the old system, and not before time. And Why You Should Care is a great read. Oh goody!

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

Will be the second biggest revenue earner in the Social Economy. . I can already take out a Facebook ad for $1 a day and target 16 to 17 year old women, single, who like roller blading and Britney Spears and go to Wagga Wagga TAFE. As Google and Facebook try by force to remove anonymity from the web, is privacy no longer seen as a funamental right? Rose Is A Rose… . Theme.

The Power of Google+: Privacy "Circles" the Entire Experience

Stay N' Alive

Facebook has always had one strength that no other social network (other than perhaps FriendFeed ) has seemed to fully get: The fact that you could add friends to lists, and target your updates so only those lists, and specific people you chose, can see the updates you post. Not just that, but the default privacy setting on Google+ is nothing. have to let everyone into my network, and as a result, they have to let me into theirs. The biggest thing Google did right this time around is they did what no other social network was doing. It's that simple.

The Other Side Of Privacy

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You can't throw a rock and not hit a concern about privacy and the use of our data online. From newer media initiatives (think Facebook Beacon ) to cyber-attacks (see what Sony has been dealing with ), not a week goes by that some sort of privacy breach or plans for a corporation to do something funky with consumer's data isn't in the news. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you join an online social network or sign-up to an online service, its incumbent on you to review and understand the terms and conditions. The other side of privacy. privacy.

Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

Almost Savvy

If this happened at a live networking event, the conversation would go something like this: “Hi. Related articles which may interest you: How Facebook Hurt My Feelings Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends Happy Holidays! Elaine Kirk said: RT @IreneKoehler: Just Because We’re Social Networking “Friends” Doesn’t Mean I’ll Go To 3rd Base With You [link] [.]

Social Networking Terms of Use in 2013


2012 didn’t end well for social networking and the ever-looming subject of online privacy. Popular social sites like Facebook have been the subject of privacy concerns for years, but users are starting to hold companies accountable for their actions – making others rethink the way they take on Internet privacy. Instagram Hates You.

A Beginner’s Guide to Online Social Networking


Online social networking sites permit you to get together and bond with new friends. The majority of the popular online social networking sites permit users to bond with new friends from across the world. You can make use of various online social networking sites to get together and keep in touch with like-minded people who share your interests. Tweet This!

Protecting Your Online Privacy: How to Keep Your Online Activity Private from Pirates, Hackers and Marketers

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The recent proliferation of social media networks has increased awareness of online privacy issues. On the surface, some may feel that online privacy is only a concern for those attempting to hide their internet activities. Online privacy is an issue that impacts ALL of us. Additional actions are required to make full use of the web AND to protect your privacy.

Privacy, Frictionless Sharing, and Hasah Elahi

The Way of the Web

Unless you’re doing it to devalue government information agencies, in which case you’re far more interesting than your choice in mainstream pop suggests… social networks autoposting facebook frictionless sharing sharing spotifyWay before frictionless sharing became available to us all! Something that someone saw and though they absolutely had to share with me.

Social Networking Stats: Are Social Media Passwords Fair Game for Colleges, Employers? 13 States Say No.

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Employers, Universities Denied Access to Social Media Passwords of Prospective Workers, Students. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. via  VK.

How many social networks can you handle?

Jeff Esposito

I like to consider myself pretty tech and social media savvy. However, I have recently found myself pondering how many networks I could realistically handle on a personal basis. In my day job, I am constantly evaluating networks and what resources would be needed to add them to the company’s mix. We’re social beings so adding another network can’t hurt right?

The 2012 Social Networking Privacy Policy

Webbiquity SMM

If you were to do a Google search for some of the top social networking sites , you’ll almost certainly stumble across a news story concerning privacy issues with user data. After an intense user backlash and a decline in numbers, Instagram pledged to readjust its terms to tighten up privacy. This is where social networking is going in 2013.

Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

How secure should I feel when using Facebook’s privacy settings to determine which groups of friends can or cannot see particular photos? Social Networking Lines Get Blurred With the unprecedented growth of Facebook, it has become  the largest social networking platform by far. Is this because social networking is new? shameless promotion.

Do Americans Trust Facebook?

The Realtime Report

Who do you think is most likely to VIOLATE YOUR PRIVACY? Once again, Americans are not very comfortable with Facebook – over one-quarter of those surveyed think Facebook is most likely to violate their privacy. Social Media Statistics Facebook Google IRS NSA privacy social networking statistics trust The Internal Revenue Service or IRS 35%.

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. This surfaces in posts like Social Media Skepticism , 5 reasons why social media skeptics maybe right and Business social networking: where’s the ROI? Reasons Social Media Sucks. 1.

Removing Trending Articles From Your Facebook Timeline

SocMed Sean

Facebook Featured Social Media facebook privacy social media social networking tipsFacebook does it again! First, it was adding ads to your timeline , next it was posting articles and updates based on what your friends were doing. Facebook inserts these trending articles to your timeline, presumably because your friends or family are sharing them. Cheers!

WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Change & What It Means For Brands


If you’ve not gotten the notification yet or simply clicked Agree without reading, here’s some news, WhatsApp is changing its terms and privacy policy. Interestingly, Facebook plans on launching its own mobile ad network. Watch this space for more news on what the new privacy policy means for brands. The internet was then split between two sides. facebook Whatsapp

Social Networks and Privacy

Janet Fouts

This is especially true when you are on multiple networks. Think of your online conversations as an aggregate whole and not just one network at a time. Unfortunately you don’t always control what’s online about you so I’m a big advocate of setting up alerts in Google and Social Mention among others to get a heads up when someone posts something about you online.

Settlement Announced For Facebook Privacy

Small Business Mavericks

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that a settlement has been reached in regards to Facebook’s privacy practices. Facebook will now have to conduct privacy audits every two years for the next 20 years. Facebook had made some changes to its privacy notices and did not give user’s a choice if they wanted their information used or not. Social Media facebook publicity Reputation Management social networkingIt looks as if Facebook has gotten its hands slapped. Facebook was sharing user information with outside developers.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?

How Facebook Could Become Irrelevant

Waxing UnLyrical

Think about it: what possible incentive would there be to cede the autonomy that other social networks offer? Jim Dougherty is chief writer and ringleader at , a social media and technology blog that sometimes veers into the bizarre but never into the mundane. Guest Posts Jim Dougherty Social Media facebook privacy in social media teenagers and social networks

[COMIC] The Facebook Quota

SocMed Sean

While I do love connecting with my friends, family and colleagues on Facebook, sometimes the drama of the social network gets to be a bit too much. Facebook Featured Humor People Social Media best practices comic comic strip facebook humor privacy Enjoy the comic and, as always, comments are welcome Cheers! –Sean.

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started


Google+ (or is it “Google Plus&# ?), the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action. And Google+ looks like and quacks like Facebook in many ways. I’ve jumped into the Google Plus fray to try it out and determine what potential benefits it offers social media marketers.

Judge Confirms: You Have No Privacy. Get Over It.


My old boss, Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems,  said , in 2003, “You have no privacy. Today I read on  Evan Brown’s awesome Internet Cases Blog , that a New York criminal court judge, ruling last month in an Internet privacy suit, said: “In this day of wide dissemination of thoughts and messages through transmissions which are vulnerable to interception and readable by unintended parties, armed with software, spyware, viruses and cookies spreading capacity; the concept of internet privacy is a fallacy upon which no one should rely.&#.

We're Addicted to Social Networks: 48% of Us Check Them in Bed


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact We’re Addicted to Social Networks: 48% of Us Check Them in Bed by Pam Dyer on March 21, 2010 Share If you had any doubt about the extent to which Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms have taken over people’s lives, stats like these should help put them to rest. Great post.

Facebook Privacy: First Day Back To School photos

Laurel Papworth

No decent socks either… Things to consider: risk assessment (low risk, high risk), the invisible audience (who is watching, how do you know), are you taking privacy away as a choice for kids when they get older (their life is already online cos mum put up there), perhaps there’s a safety pointer too – everyone will know what your kids look like, and the “global neighbourhood village” will come into play, as a crowdsourced “Net Curtain Flicking” LOL. Is it ok to post “First Day Back to School photos” on Facebook? Who will see them?

Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout


Klout has made some dramatic changes in the past few weeks, which has led the Social Media ecosystem to ask many questions about Klout’s brand credibility and business agenda. They did not answer the many concerns, questions or open debates in regard to many issues being asked of them on all Social Media forums. PRIVACY & OPT-OUT MYSTERY. KLOUT TRANSPARENCY. Period.

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10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile

Almost Savvy

As with any social networking site, your profile is your home base. Add links to your social accounts, blog, website, presentations, publications, videos, photos – anything you feel helps tell your story online. If you enjoyed this post,  sign up to receive free updates by email here  so you don’t miss any future Almost Savvy social media updates and news.

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Non-Facebook Users to Start Seeing Audience Network-Powered Ads

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“Over the coming months,” you won’t have to be a Facebook user to see ads powered by the social network. Facebook announced in a Facebook for Business post  that it is extending the reach of its Facebook Audience Network  mobile advertising network to non-Facebook users via data it gathers from third-party sites and applications that use the social network’s technology.

Google Settles with FTC over Deceptive Privacy Practices Related to Google Buzz Social Network

Bill Hartzer

Google today has officially agreed to settle charges by the United States Federal Trade Commission that Google used “deceptive tactics&# and “violated its own privacy promises to consumers&# when Google launched their social network called Google Buzz , in 2010. The proposed settlement bars Google from “future privacy misrepresentations, requires it to implement a comprehensive privacy program, and calls for regular, independent privacy audits for the next 20 years.&#. EU Safe Harbor privacy framework. Social Networking

A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies


Got something related to B2B, association or nonprofit social media you think would interest SocialFish readers? —————– Your privacy is important to us. Your privacy is important to us. Read our privacy policy.”. Why the FTC Didn’t ‘Like’ Facebook’s Privacy Policy. Confused by Facebook’s new privacy policy? Foolish?

3 Things You Don’t Know About Social Media Monitoring

Waxing UnLyrical

Advanced social media monitoring skills are a critical component of effective social media communications. This is why social media monitoring training is so important. It’s becoming increasingly risky to empower workers to listen to social media conversations for work without providing mandatory privacy awareness training. Guest Post by  Eric Schwartzman  .