Facebook Timeline privacy concerns
When we wrote our piece informing you that Facebook Timeline was coming as a mandatory upgrade to all profiles we got an overwhelming response. Our poll showed you hated it and hundreds of your comments echoed the same concern with the new layout - privacy.
To help, we've created a step-by-step guide to help you work your way around all the privacy controls on the new layout - including some you might not have known about. Read on for all the details on how to lock down your Facebook Timeline profile.
I honestly don't know what everyone is complaining about. It's not that bad you just have to learn how to use it, simple as that really.
I do find it highly irritating when Facebook updates the layout every 6 months or so, but unfortunately it's just the way they operate and that's not going to change anytime soon. Generally you will find the updates have been designed to make the network easier to use in the long run and if you've been on Facebook for some time you will be familiar with this procedure by now, so get over it :P
I must admit that I quite like Timeline and have set my privacy info to whom I want to see info.
What I would like to say to the Facebook Team, please put a direct contact address on FB, if we have any problems it is a nightmare trying to get in touch with you. Perhaps an online chat help desk would be an idea. What do others think?
Facebooks Timeline is nothing more and nothing less than a different way of setting out the profile page....after all the hoo ha the privacy settings are very much the same as before with one exception....now you cannot set who can find you in a search as no one!!.. But at the end of the day everyone on facebook is there for a reason....to socialise and if you only want to add real friends then you shud reject any unwanted friend requests SIMPLES!!! You control who is on your page NOT facebook so you control who sees stuff..
If you want privacy go gey a cabin in the woods dont have a phone computer or any gadgets if you join facebook or any social site you have to accept your information isnt going to be kept private only post on there what you dont mind the world knowing feed them any old line someone somewhere in cyber space will see it and use it of course companies sell your information thats what they do wake up and smell the coffee nothing is completely private on the internet
I personally don't have anything to hide, so I don't have a problem with it.
Do you think that Google don't have a file on you? Get over the paranoia & enjoy yourselves! :o)
We all know that FB won't give a crap about those of you that plan to leave or already have left because there are too many people who will continue to use it no matter how much it annoys them. Including most of the people who have left comments here. Including me in fact. FB is too much a part of every day life now for some people (and yes I'm sure those of you who don't have accounts are feeling all superior now, well done) . It is after all an easy way to stay in touch. Timeline might be **** and we might not want it but there is bugger all we can do about it. Either leave or don't, no-one (least of all FB) cares.
Not that that means we can't discuss it, moan about it, defend it, etc... it makes us feel better about something we cannot change.
This incarnation of Facebook gives us far more opportunity to make sure our information is as safe as possible than it ever has before. But no form of information is ever truly safe. We all have email addresses, various accounts on social networks, mobile phones, banks, magazine subscriptions etc. All this information is accessible if you have the means.
The selling of information isn't a new thing. Companies have been doing it for decades! The only difference now is that we all have a medium to have a moan about it - the Internet.
Facebook is a trap, a ****ty addiction and an invitation to have your entire life, thoughts and feelings: all plastered for the whole world to see. It can get depressing and you find yourself unable to LOG OFF and eventually incapable of ever seeing yourself without the stupid site.
I made a choice to tell everyone to ''**** off'' by literally ''****ing off' myself. Now nobody knows where I am, what Im doing, Where i spent my weekend---and best of all they can no longer contact me unless I choose to contact them. Realised a little too late what a bloody joke Facebook really is.