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Privacy and Security on Facebook an infographic

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According to an early 2013 report from, Facebook still maintains the lead for American user engagement for a single web site — averaging a minute short of 6.75 hours per user in the month of Mar 2013.

While this number is a decline from the same period in 2012 (with an average of nearly 7.25 hours per user), it’s obvious that American Facebook users spend a considerable amount of time on the site — more than any other social media site — revealing facts both mundane and interesting about their lives — facts that might be of interest to other people and companies, including those with ill intent.

In fact, according to a study by Alessandro Acquisti discussed in a TED Talk, American employers often judge job candidates who post to social media more harshly than equally skilled candidates who did not post — regardless of whether posts were negative or positive or not even relevant to the potential employer.

How potential employers find your Facebook information about you is beyond  the scope of this article, but we do cover some relevant security and privacy statistics and offer some tips to guard yourself.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg — who in late 2013 spent an extra $30M buying four extra nearby homes to maintain his real-life privacy — has in the past openly indicated that “privacy is over” and that if he were starting Facebook anew that user information would be public by default. That was nearly three years ago and the company doesn’t seem to have swayed much from that goal.

He has also made comments suggesting that Facebook users don’t care about privacy.  Despite this attitude, there are legitimate reasons to maintain your privacy on Facebook and there are ways to do so.

This is not a comprehensive list, but possibly two of the most under-utilized features are “private profile” and friend lists. New Facebook accounts used to be private by default but have since switched to public by default. You need to manually change that setting. As for friend lists, they’re the digital equivalent of social circles. Friends can fall into multiple lists or just one.

Privacy and Security on Facebook an infographic

source: Bestcomputerscienceschools

Door | 2016-11-01T18:06:51+00:00 9 januari 2014|Categorieën: social media, social networks, webhosting, wordpress|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

27 Reacties

  1. Berrie Pelser 9 januari 2014 om 10:05

    Privacy and Security on Facebook an infographic – – /@BerriePelser – #SEO

  2. Scotty Barker 9 januari 2014 om 10:07

    Wow! I still don’t get it 🙂 Too Busy

  3. Hansjörg Leichsenring 9 januari 2014 om 10:17

    Very informative. Thanks for sharing

  4. Rachel Bloomer 9 januari 2014 om 10:31

    Normally, these things would not have come to my notice, thanks for your sharing!

  5. Andrew Lambie 9 januari 2014 om 10:43

    Great info graphic cheers Berrie!

  6. terrinakamura 9 januari 2014 om 10:49

    Some of this is kind of disturbing, Berrie, but I guess that’s the whole point! Thanks for sharing this great inforgraphic!

    • Berrie Pelser 9 januari 2014 om 10:55

      I agree Terri, some things are distrubing 🙁 hope FB kan adjust 😉

      • terrinakamura 9 januari 2014 om 11:22

        At this point, I feel like so many things are tenuous and worrisome, Berrie. There are a lot of dos and don’ts here…I think most people throw in the towel and just leave whatever the defaults are. So it’s important that the defaults in any arena err on the side of conservative.

  7. Som GBE 9 januari 2014 om 10:51

    That is very useful information. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Claudiu Gabriel 9 januari 2014 om 10:57

    excellent info, great work !

  9. Bart Weemaels 9 januari 2014 om 10:57

    Nice infographic !!

  10. Shawn Manaher 9 januari 2014 om 11:04

    Really great content and I learned quite a bit reading it! Thanks for the incredible content!

  11. SteffenBieser 9 januari 2014 om 11:10

    Wow, these numbers are very impressing. But I still don’t know how I can use all this to really make a living with it. These seems to be quite hard. 99% of facebook is just vanitiy, it seems. Useless and wortless actually,

  12. Punit Shah 9 januari 2014 om 11:34

    great insight!

  13. Darren Wall 9 januari 2014 om 11:57

    An easy to understand and informative infographic, however I’m not sure if I should be feeling creeped out or not!

  14. e+Games 9 januari 2014 om 12:57

    Very informative. Thanks for sharing

  15. Alan Gray 9 januari 2014 om 12:58

    You put in a lot of work on this one Berrie. A lot of surprising information too. Thank you

  16. daniel imbellino 9 januari 2014 om 13:03

    Its very true that, just because you think something is funny doesnt necessarily mean that an employer will. People do need to start keeping wraps on what private information they hand out on social media sites as well.

  17. Kirk Lau 9 januari 2014 om 13:11

    Great info!!

  18. McLaughlin 9 januari 2014 om 13:19

    Thanks for making this up, great info

  19. Bree Hoge 9 januari 2014 om 13:44

    Great infographic, thanks for sharing!

  20. Robert Lang 9 januari 2014 om 14:02

    Amazing that most people don’t want privacy, either that or they don’t know any better.

    • jason 10 januari 2014 om 12:32

      That is completely wrong. People have been trained by the media to think stuff like this is a conspiracy theory. IT is the norm to be on facebook. What we are talking about is what is more important to you. In today’s world fitting in and being like everyone else is more important than the safety and future of everything and anything. Its too bad people can’t open their eyes and do what is best for them, not what is trendy or popular.

  21. Harold Gardner 9 januari 2014 om 14:20

    I assume that privacy is almost a non-issue these days.

  22. Red Boating 9 januari 2014 om 14:50

    was just looking for something like this. thanks

  23. John PrimeSuspect 9 januari 2014 om 15:18

    Nice infographic!

  24. jason 10 januari 2014 om 12:30

    Any website that requires a facebook login to post is agreeing with these policies. We the people need to show the Mark Z’s that privacy is important to us. SHUT FACEBOOK AND ANYONE WITH SIMILAR POLICIES OR ENFORCING FBs POLICIES DOWN!

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