You may have heard rumors that from January Facebook will expect all page posts to be ‘Boosted’. More
Facebook have updated their Data Use Policy and inevitably, once again, there are several new “Facebook you can’t distribute my information” posts and emails doing the rounds. It’s been said before, and I’m sure in a few months’ time it’ll have to be said again:
Facebook is a commercial concern, not a public service. If you play in Facebook’s backyard, Facebook gets to set the rules, not you, and In order to play in their backyard you have to agree to their rules of the game.
All the more reason to brush up your SEO and Analytics skills and make sure you are concentrating your efforts and money in the right places.
Check out the new Facebook privacy controls that are being rolled out now – see the above screen grab. More
In what has to be a damage control exercise, Kevin Systrom co-founder of Instagram has admitted they made a mistake and promised to re-word their terms and conditions text. On the Instagram company blog he posted: More
Facebook have announced new ‘better’ privacy controls to be rolled out by the end of the year. It’s mostly good news, but for some people there is a sting. More
Police in Global Arrests over $850m Facebook botnet crime spree
Facebook users were targeted over two years beginning in October 2010.”
Read the full post:
Police in Global Arrests over $850m botnet crime spree – BBC News
There’s an end of year gift from Facebook – go to your Facebook Profile Page and on the right, under your cover picture, you’ll see the above link. Click the link and you’ll be shown a summary of ‘your 20 biggest moments for the past year’. More
Why not share this post with all your Facebook friends who insist on typing two or more comments because they haven’t worked out how to edit the one they got wrong… (you did know this, didn’t you?)
Here’s a link to a simple way to stop your friends from embarrassing you on Facebook. I’ll bite my tongue and I won’t say ‘unfriend them’ or send them a link to my post on the privacy hoax post.
This won’t protect you from their silly comments etc. but it does keep unexpected pictures and comments out of your timeline.