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Facebook Privacy Part 2

facebookSo I’ve seen a ton of my friends post this status…

“In case you didn’t know, as of today, Facebook will automatically index all your info on Google, which allows everyone to view it. To change this option, go to Settings –> Privacy Settings –> Search –> then UN-CLICK the box that says ‘Allow indexing’. Facebook kept this one quiet. Copy and paste onto your status for all your friends ASAP”
While that’s all fine and scary and everything, it’s really not as bad as people think it is.  All it means is that while YES your profile can show up in google search results (which they really already do anyway), you still have to be the persons friend to view anything about them.  You set up your privacy settings like I discussed in my last post.  So if you want the entire internet to view your “about me” that is all that they will see when they click on your profile in a Google search.  So… relax everyone, go ahead and turn up the security on your profile, it’s not going to HURT you to uncheck “allow indexing” but it’s not a huge deal if it’s checked either.  Bottom line…
You can always set how much of yourself you want on the internet.  If my facebook page happens to show up in a Google search for “Sarah Kimmel” go ahead and click on it… you’ll only see what I want you to see.  🙂

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