Rod Dreher

As some of you who have tried to friend me, or otherwise engage me on Facebook know, I’m definitely not much of an FB user. I almost never check my page, mostly because I am already overburdened with more information than I can manage, and am skittish about privacy concerns. For example, I hate that snapshots in which I appeared at some point in my life — I’ve seen FB pix of me in high school — are now available for anybody on the Internet who cares to see them. But there’s nothing I can do about that, except refuse to participate in the technology that allows for it, except to a minimal degree.
Are you as concerned about Facebook privacy as you should be? Read this article and make necessary adjustments. Excerpt:

While you may think these sorts of items aren’t worth your time now, the next time you lose out on a job because the HR manager viewed your questionable Facebook photos or saw something inappropriate a friend posted on your wall, you may have second thoughts. But why wait until something bad happens before you address the issue?
Considering that Facebook itself is no longer looking out for you, it’s time to be proactive about things and look out for yourself instead. Taking a few minutes to run through all the available privacy settings and educating yourself on what they mean could mean the world of difference to you at some later point…That is, unless you agree with Facebook in thinking that the world is becoming more open and therefore you should too.

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