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The New Facebook: How to Take Control of Your Privacy. Facebook took a huge step toward ubiquitous sharing with its new timeline and sharing features . And it rightfully creeps some people out. Not everybody wants to share their life story on their profile, see their friends’ activities in real time or have their preferences in music, movies and reading shared as they’re consuming media. But to Facebook’s credit, it has tread into a new level of sharing with some caution. In many ways, its privacy settings are more accessible. A new private activity log, for instance, allows you to review all past activity in one place to easily hide it from your Facebook Timeline , change the privacy setting on individual stories or delete posts altogether. If you’re bothered by some new features, however, it might take a couple of clicks that are less than intuitive to opt out of them.

Your Friends See What You Watch, Listen to and Read. TimeLine : la machine à voyager dans le temps de Facebook - Web 1,2,3ElectronLibre. Op-Ed: Stop Feeding Facebook, It's Time for Moderation. The answer is to moderate our use of and dependence on social media, especially Facebook.

Op-Ed: Stop Feeding Facebook, It's Time for Moderation

Frictionless sharing, the act of passively notifying social media of all manner of activity, scares the hell out of me. Not just because of the obvious privacy implications. Frictionless sharing turns up the volume on useless information and simultaneously threatens user privacy and control of online identity. YIia1.png (PNG Image, 1047x593 pixels) - Scaled (97.

With ‘frictionless sharing,’ Facebook and news orgs push boundaries of online privacy. Facebook again may have gone too far in its quest to make privacy obsolete, and this time some news organizations could get burned by going along with it.

With ‘frictionless sharing,’ Facebook and news orgs push boundaries of online privacy

Facebook spent years making it easier for us to share by building its network and placing “Like” buttons across the Web. Its latest idea goes much further, turning sharing into a thoughtless process in which everything we read, watch or listen to is shared with our friends automatically. Encouraging sharing is great. Does Facebook know what you are up to,

Privacy groups ask FTC for Facebook investigation too. 10 public-interest groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Facebook's various business practices.

Privacy groups ask FTC for Facebook investigation too

This demand comes right after two similar ones this week: two US congressmen asked the FTC to investigate how Facebook's cookies behave, and Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner has agreed to conduct a privacy audit of Facebook. Given that the social network's international headquarters is in Dublin, the latter is the more serious one as the larger majority of the site's users could be affected.

The consortium of US consumer and privacy groups wants the FTC to look into allegations that Facebook tracks its users even after they log out of the social network, an issue the company says it has since fixed. They are also concerned about its "frictionless sharing" feature that is available on the newly launched Ticker and the upcoming Timeline and Open Graph rollout announced at f8 last week.

Cubrilovic offered the following conclusion to the whole fiasco: Why Facebook Timeline Will Be Huge for Brands. Zeny Huang is an Emerging Media Strategist at JWT New York where she helps brands connect with fans in innovative and meaningful ways using social media.

Why Facebook Timeline Will Be Huge for Brands

You can follow her on Twitter @Zenidala. When Facebook unveiled Timeline last week, many users were struck by the idea of humanizing your profile by summarizing your life and connections. Privacy advocates ask FTC to investigate Facebook - Post Tech. Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/29/2011 Sep 29, 2011 08:09 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost Privacy advocates are asking the FTC to investigate the privacy implications of its Timeline and cookie use. (Justin Sullivan - GETTY IMAGES) The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and 10 other privacy and civil rights advocacy groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission to “investigate the extent of the harm to consumer privacy and safety” in the company’s use of cookies and its proposed changes to its site.

Europeans to Facebook: Where's My Data? - Digits. Hide the Past Before Opening your Facebook Profile to Subscribers. The Meaning Machine - Alexis Madrigal - Technology. Internet users once stalked off into the cyberfrontier looking for transcendence.

The Meaning Machine - Alexis Madrigal - Technology

The new Facebook wants you to understand your life from the comfort of its walled garden. The Meaning Machine takes all of your inputs at one end -- photographs, status updates, game plays, song listens -- and transforms them into meaning that's organized and designed. The Meaning Machine is what happens when we apply statistical methods to human lives.

Run regressions on your experience of the world and this is what you get. Right now we call it Facebook Timeline, but it will have many forms over the coming decades. The Meaning Machine relieves you of the struggle to examine your experience of the world. The Meaning Machine is part of Mark Zuckerberg's plan to make the world more "open and connected. " The Meaning Machine works for Mashable's Pete Cashmore. The Meaning Machine does not cost anything monetary. Live in Europe? Force Facebook to give you back your data - Facebook Ireland means it's liable. Facebook isn't known for respecting the privacy or rights of its users, this is nothing new, but it looks like Zuckerberg may have to anticipate a kick in the teeth.

Live in Europe? Force Facebook to give you back your data - Facebook Ireland means it's liable

That would be courtesy of European Data Protection, forcing Facebook to become a little more transparent over how much it holds on individuals. Many people probably think that Facebook is immune from having to abide by the EU data laws. After all, isn't it a company based in California - and therefore outside the scope of the EU?

The New Facebook: A Timeline for Personal Discovery and Storytelling Brian Solis. InShare244 “For the first time ever in a single day we had 500 million people use Facebook” – Mark Zuckerberg For those who focus on the debate between Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter are missing the true story.

The New Facebook: A Timeline for Personal Discovery and Storytelling Brian Solis

Today at Facebook’s f8 developer conference we were reminded about what the story really is…you and me. No, it’s not about features, capabilities, or the number of users. We were reminded about the power of something much more important, our experiences, relationships, the content we create and share and how each paint a picture of who we are as individuals. Today Facebook introduced features for its users and developers alike that position Facebook not as a social network, but instead as a platform for storytelling and meaningful engagement.

Back in the early days of Facebook, your profile was pretty basic – just your name, a photo, where you went to school…stuff you’d cover in the first five minutes you met someone. Opening Up the Open Graph Why? Examples include… As 'Like' Buttons Spread, So Do Facebook's Tentacles. When you click a Facebook “Like” button on other Web sites to tell your friends about a cool band, favorite political candidate or yummy cake recipe, you may know that you are also giving intelligence to Facebook the company, which makes money through targeted advertising.

As 'Like' Buttons Spread, So Do Facebook's Tentacles

Facebook tracks you even after you've logged out. Facebook’s ticker privacy scare, and what you should do about it. Amongst the recent new changes to appear on Facebook, there is a "ticker" (a rolling real time list of what your friends are doing). Not everyone has received it yet, because it's on a staggered rollout, but millions have already seen it. You'll find it on the right hand side of your Facebook page, in the collapsible chat bar. It's smashing if you want to keep fully up-to-date with your friends' activity, but there is a problem with it. The ticker makes it very simple for you to eavesdrop when one of your Facebook friends says something to someone you've never heard of - and even see what the stranger originally wrote too. Testing shows that your privacy settings are working the same as they did before, providing you used them in the first place.

The appalling enforced eavesdropping in the ticker (your friend said something to someone you've never heard of) is the result of the lax or non-existent settings of your friends, so here's the deal.. How to Enable the New Facebook Timeline NOW. The Facebook Timeline is now available for all, and it’s remarkably easy to enable it for your account. This old method doesn’t work any more, so for the easy new way to make it happen! Timeline is a radical departure from previous versions of the Facebook user profile. The most prominent feature is the addition of a cover photo at the top of the page. Users can change this to whatever they'd like it to be. View As One Page » View As Slideshow » The New Facebook Profile: Timeline Facebook knows that in 1986 my sister was born. Being Born You can even add a picture and context to your birth, which starts the Timeline.

Timeline Interface The Timeline is a two-column interface with top photos, status updates, friends and more. The New Facebook: How to Take Control of Your Privacy. Is Facebook Trying to Kill Privacy? [OPINION] Facebook New Changes 2011. Welcome to Forbes. Grow My Company. A while ago, I posted this on my Facebook Page: Tip: When you're annoyed about friends' social media posts, remember that you're in their space.

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If you don't like it, hide, unfriend, unfollow, but don't expect them to change. Fortunately, social media is a completely permission-based platform. It's not like junk mail, telemarketing calls, or spam in your inbox that you didn't ask for but are forced to receive. On all social media platforms, you choose who to follow, pay attention when you want to, and unfollow when you choose to do so.

But we all surely have a friend or two who uses their social media accounts in a manner that annoys or irritates others. 1) The Preacher: This person is likely using her account to sell something, be it a product, or service, or a pyramid scheme that she wants all her friends to join. On Twitter, this style consists of 100% information posting and 0% engagement with others. 2) The Shocker: 3) The Collector: 4) The Documenter: 5) The Expert:

What The New Facebook Changes Mean For Businesses. Whoops, I didn't mean for you to read this Brian Solis. InShare318 As the line between social media and privacy continues to erode, I often think about these words by Gabriel García Márquez, “Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life.”

Whoops, I didn't mean for you to read this Brian Solis

Sometimes in social media, we intentionally or often, unintentionally, blur the lines between who we are (outward facing), who we are (introspectively), and who we want to be. A recent example of such a mistake is when former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner accidentally published a direct message as a live Tweet. Suddenly, his public, private and secret lives were one and unfortunately (or fortunately) his once separated worlds were introduced to one another with devastating effect. This happens every day. Ignorance is Bliss Until It’s Not Dave Winer published a post that is reverberating through the web and the hacker/developer communities.