Stop Blaming Lack Of Privacy: Blame Your Lack Of Privacy Controls

The Wall Street Journal writes that Facebook will soon be launching some new privacy controls. This is welcome news to privacy advocates and frankly all of us. The more options we have, the better.

However, just because Facebook (and other social networks) have privacy controls is not enough. WE MUST USE THEM.

Some of the changes the WSJ writes include:

Facebook users will now be able to decide whether their names can be attached as a so-called tag to a photo before it is circulated. They won’t have the power to delete an unflattering photo posted by another user, but they will be given an option to quickly suggest to the other user that it should be deleted.

As you continue to use social media as a way to market your products and customers it’s important that you understand and use the privacy controls and other features available.

It’s easy to post the wrong thing on social media, if you’re not careful. But if you’re careful and take a few minutes to understand the privacy options available to you, you’ll do just fine.

Keep in mind that as you grow your online presence, you need to be VERY careful about what you post in regard to your “personal life”. If you think that your customers will never see that online photo that a friend of yours posted, you’re wrong. Eventually someone will tag you and then your customers will see it.

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Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

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