Posted: January 31st, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Digital Media, Facebook, Media, Social Media, Social Network Sites | Tags: Facebook, Facebook Timelines, Privacy, Social Media, Social Network Sites, Timeline | Comments Off
Like it or not, Facebook is about to make its new profile format – Timeline – compulsory. Over the next few weeks, every Facebook account will be updated with the new-look profile, presenting a scrapbook of all of your past status updates and photographs.
The latest upgrade to Facebook has security experts warning people to clean up their online history or risk having embarrassing photos, comments and status updates resurface. Facebook will not say exactly when, but sometime in the next month all user profile pages will transition to the new Timeline setting.
The changes mean that every post, photo and action in a Facebook user’s history will be available for friends to easily view in reverse chronological order. Facebook users have had the option to use Timeline since last year.
The problem with Facebook is it keeps changing its default settings, you might not care about the change right now, in 20 years when you’re standing for political office? Clearly social media sites like Facebook have granted us a much more transparent society. Graham Cluley, a social media security commentator says “Facebook is encouraging users to enter even more personal details about themselves and their life experiences, and making it simpler for others to view the information.” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 1st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Facebook, Social Media, Social Network Sites | Tags: Facebook, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy | Comments Off