I have recently became a huge Twitter fan, and I would tweet all the time on my Android, until it broke. I am now using an old phone until I find time to go to the AT&T store to get a new phone. I am having withdrawals because I cannot tweet on this phone, and I only can on my computer. It’s crazy how addicted we become to our social media outlets.
Anyways, my point about Twitter is that I follow many PR professionals, not only in the U.S., but in Europe as well. Some followed me first, some I found through others or I just am following their organizations. One guy that goes by “MarkRaganCEO” started following me a month or so age, so I automatically followed him back. He is a publisher for PR Daily and PR Daily Europe. This guy tweets all the time, and somehow all of the articles or blogs he post grab my attention and I will read almost all of them. I was looking through his tweets from the week (I was away from my computer, and didn’t have a phone capable of getting on Twitter), and I came across one about the usual Facebook issue. This article really grabbed my attention, go ahead and take a look! http://www.prdaily.eu/PRDailyEU/Articles/9658.aspx
The cartoon is really funny, and it’s true! Anyone can find you through Facebook, and find out anything about you. Especially with this new timeline feature, I am waiting for a day where I have a lot of time to go through and get rid of a few things! Facebook tracks where you have been, which is also scary. At the same time though, it’s where you have been checked in, so that was announced prior to the timeline. I just think Facebook has become way personal and a obession to many (yes, I am guilty), to where it COULD be dangerous.
My question is: how can we protect ourselves without deleting our Facebooks completely? There are privacy settings, but it could possibly not be enough!