Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Hide yourself from Web searches. Cute Pics.
For you who understand all this:
"You can hide yourself from Web searches.
There is a section for "Search" under Facebook's privacy settings page, which is accessible from the top right corner of the Web site under "Settings." If you click the "Allow" box next to "Public Search Results," the information that Facebook deems publicly available (such as photo, fan pages and list of friends), along with anything else you have made available to everyone, will show up when someone looks up your name on a search engine such as Google. The stuff you've limited access to in your profile will not show up.
This is useful if you want people you've lost touch with, or potential work contacts, to be able to find your Facebook page. If you'd rather not be found, uncheck this box.
A second setting, controlling searches within Facebook, lets you refine who can find you once that person has logged on. Limit searches to friends only if you think you have all the friends you need and don't want anyone to find you when they type in your name to Facebook.
Beware of third-party applications.
Quizzes and games are fun, but each time you take one, you first authorize it to access your profile information, even if you have made that available only to your friends. You're also letting the app access some information on your friends.
Under "Application Settings," Facebook lists all the apps you have opened your profile up to. If you no longer want to authorize access to "Which Golden Girl Are You?" you can always remove it by clicking on the "X" next to its name. Apps you use regularly, such as Facebook for Android if you update your status from your mobile phone, should stay.
The security firm Sophos recommends users set their privacy settings for two of Facebook's own popular applications, notes and photos, to friends only.
Go over your list of friends.
Create custom friends groups.
If you have friended a lot of people, sort them. Think of the groups you interact with in real life — co-workers, college buddies, girlfriends, grandma and grandpa — and organize your Facebook friends in these groups, too. Go to "All Friends" under the "Friends" button up top, click on "Create New List" and fire away. Then decide what aspects of your profile, and which status posts and photos, these people will have access to. Or, simply create a "limited" list for acquaintances or distant relatives and limit their access.
Customize your status posts.
Let your friends know you have boundaries — in person."
This is what FaceBook has to say: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php
My son sent me a thing that said he 'liked' me, but I don't know how to do it back to him! I would get rid of FB all together, but I can keep in touch with my family in England through it.
Ray washed the minivan, and Puddle Jumper. Jay cleaned the area rugs, and I mopped and 'glo'-ed the linoleum, taking care that all the corners were scrubbed. It doesn't do to splatter a mop around the parts that you can see, and leave the corners all grubby! We are gradually getting the Spring Cleaning done.
This pollen, humidity, or something else is making it difficult for me to breathe, so I am short of breath, which makes it difficult for me to get anything done. My sinuses are still acting up, especially at night, so I am going back to the doctor tomorrow.
I was offered another Chihuahua, but told her I couldn't get it until after I had been to the doctor tomorrow.
This was a record 93 degree day.